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Lili White

Lili White made Super 8 films while studying in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’s four-year painting program. When the computer transformed movie making at the end of the 90s, she began using that technology. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, she has curated shows of experimental media and fine art works; and continues to make studio and moving image work. (See: http://liliwhite.com)

After serving as a Steering Committee member and Public Relations Chairperson for The Armory Show:1990, a 4 day art show of 400 Philadelphia Pennsylvania artists, that netted $20,000 and had an attendance of 20,000; she moved to NYC where she cataloged DCTV’s library.

In 2003 her lecture INVISIBLE ENERGY: ASIAN ART FORM INFLUENCES IN MY WORK was presented at the College Art Association’ conference.In 2007 a fundraiser DVD for the NY Film-Makers Cooperative was successfully produced.In 2012, she was an elected BOARD Member for MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP in NYC and served on the ARCHIVE Committee, which was sold to NYC’s Museum of Modern Art.

After seeing screenings by Victoria Kereszi’s EYE:AM, that featured works by women filmmakers, she realized that shows such as these left the viewer with a different sense of a largely unseen film work. It was one that opened possibilities, not just in the film form, but one that expanded an outlook on the greater world at large, engendering dialogue.

In 2010, she curated and produced the first ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL, presented at Anthology Film Archives’ in the NEW FILMMAKERS’ WOMEN’S NIGHT. In 2011 the second season premiered at MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP, sponsored by a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant.

Currently, curated screenings of shorts continue to be featured by NEW FILMMAKERS NY 4 or 5 times a year (see the Archive page for past show listings.) Some shows feature Q& A with visiting filmmakers, or a guest curator, like Sasha Water Freyer.

As artists should be paid for their work, now AXW has an online screening site, http://axwonline.com, where shows purchased by the general public can be seen 24/7 for 3 concurrent days. This site also serves as an ARCHIVE of women’s work and screenings can be extended into the greater community, such as libraries.

Pierre Stefanos

Pierre’s credits include two Oscar-nominated HBO documentaries and three Emmy-winning television programs as an Editor, Associate Producer of the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards feature-nominee GAYBY, and has earned over 40 awards and nearly 200 Official Selections for his first two narrative shorts as a writer/director/producer, BEDFELLOWS and BRIGHTEN

Pierre has been invited onto multiple international film festival juries since 2012, including Red Rock International, Breckenridge Festival of Film, Cork Underground FilmFest, Queens World FilmFest, and the Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island International. The NewFilmmakers Fall 2015 LGBTQ Series will include diverse film selections from this year’s OutFest, Palm Springs ShortFest, Aspen ShortsFest, SXSW, and Rhode Island International film fests, featuring multiple NY-based filmmakers who will be attending their respective screenings this quarter.

Pierre looks forward to presenting the best LGBTQ films from around the world to the NFNY audience. Please join us this season and throughout 2016 as we celebrate new LGBTQ voices.

About NewFilmmakers

About NewFilmmakers

NewFilmmakers is New York’s longest running and most popular screening series.

The NewFilmmakers Screening Series selects films and videos often overlooked by traditional film festivals. NewFilmmakers NY screens every week and sometimes more at Anthology Film Archives and usually has its Documentary Series at 6:00, Short Film Program at 7:00, and Feature Presentations at 8:00. The NewFilmmakers Series began in 1998 and over the past eighteen teen years has screened over 800 feature and 2,500 short films. In 2000 we brought the Havana Film Festival to New York and 2002 we started NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. Many well-known shorts and features including Blair Witch and Too Much Sleep have had their initial screenings at NewFilmmakers.

NewFilmmakers screens weekly in New York at Anthology Film Archives. Opened in 1970 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection. An ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema by means of a selection of films which would screen continuously, the Essential Cinema collection was intended to encourage the study of the medium’s masterworks as works of art rather than disposable entertainment, making Anthology the first museum devoted to film as an art form. The project was never completed, but even in its unfinished state it represented an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history, and remains a crucial part of Anthology’s exhibition program.

NewFilmmakers LA now screens monthly at the AT&T Center in Hollywood. Recently we began NewFilmmakersOnline, which gives filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit and distribute their films directly to the public. NewFilmmakers also programs the Soho House Screening Series in New York & Los Angeles. NewFilmmakers is sponsored by Barney Oldfield Management, Angelika Entertainment, Prophet Pictures, SXM, and H2O Distribution. NewFilmmakers has large audiences for most of our screenings and we have the most popular festival website in New York City (see the sidebar Alexa rating).

terms and conditions

NewFilmmakers New York (also AltFest & YoungFilmmakers) are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt and or screen capture from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless NewFilmmakers New York from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. By submitting your film to NewFilmmakers NY you commit to a public screening of your film with NewFilmmakers NY.

NewFilmmakers New York does not pay screening fees.

NewFilmmakers New York is not liable for the return of film, hard drives, and other devices which have been submitted for screening or adjudication. DCPs are available for pickup the night of the screening. If return shipping has not been provided by the filmmaker NewFilmmakers New York and Anthology Film Archives are not responsible for this arrangement.

NewFilmmakers reserves the right to cancel or change screening dates without prior contact.

By submitting to Newfilmmakers New York, AltFest, and YoungFilmmakers you understand that multiple submissions to multiple sections will not increase your odds of being accepted. All submission fees to the festival and its sections are nonrefundable.

By being accepted into the NewFilmmakers New York program you agree to send a digital screener (DCP / Quicktime .h264) within the deadline stipulated upon acceptance or forfeit your screening date. NewFilmmakers is not responsible for rescheduling films which have been pulled from consideration by the submitting party or have not complied with our digital screener requirement.

Festival Delivery Requirements

NewFilmmakers Festival Delivery Requirements

If you submitted an online screener through WithoutABox.com / FilmFreeway.com and have been accepted please confirm your date ASAP and send us an approved digital screener Theatrical Projection

NewFilmmakers is an All Digital Delivery festival


Transcode settings for the Festival

Files that do not meet these requirements will be REJECTED.

  1. Title_DirectorsName_MMddYY << This is your numerical screening date MonthDayYear - If you are screening on June 6th 2014 it would appear 060614)
Video Codec   H264, H265
Bit-rate   15 mbps
Container File  MOV, MP4 
Aspect Ratio  1920 x 1080 (16:9), 1920 x 818 (2.35) (other 1920 HD equivalents)  


Audio Codec  AAC, WAV, AIFF 
Channels   Stereo, 5.1 Surround

We can also screen

  1. 35mm
  2. 16mm
  3. DCP*

NO Physical screeners (Blu-ray / DVD) will be accepted for projection

We recommend filmmakers make a backup available on the night of their screening.

*DCP is currently available at Anthology Film Archives
NewFilmmakers requires CruDrives or USB ThumbDrives 2 Week Prior to the screening.

Feature films delivered on DCP must include one copy on CRU drive and a non-DCP backup. All DCPs must be DCI compliant with drives formatted with EXT 2 or 3 file systems (single partition, master boot record). All DCPs must be unencrypted. H264 file backup copies must be provided within the deadline stated on the acceptance email. For 35mm film prints, we screen 24fps in aspect ratios of 1.37, 1.66, 1.85, or 2.39. We accept sound formats of mono, stereo and Dolby 5.1. Please note that these specifications are subject to change at any time. If your film is accepted into the Festival, we will provide you with the most up-to-date exhibition specs and deadlines for delivery of your master at that time.

The theater address for print traffic:

32 2ND AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10003

Barney Oldfield

Barney Oldfield is one of the founders of NewFilmmakers and the Producer of our weekly events and quarterly festivals.

Barney grew up in New York City in a family long associated with the film business, his grandfather the founder of an early Hollywood studio and his uncle a partner at another. While General Manager of Angelika Entertainment Corporation produced the popular Too Much Sleep feature, nominated for the Independent Spirit Award, and the controversial Zero Day feature, winner of Best Feature and Best Actor Awards at Slamdunk Film Festival. In addition to successful film projects Barney developed and produced the MetroAngelika series and popular television & Internet programming for Cablevision and other clients. As a resource for the filmmaking community he also began NewFilmmakers, which weekly screens new independent films in New York and in Los Angeles, and the Harvard Film Group, which has over 1000 alumni members nationally.

Barney, in partnership with SXM, executive produced Easy To Assemble with Ileana Douglas and Jeff Goldblum and CTRL on NBC with Tony Hale and Steve Howey.

Brandon Ruckdashel

Brandon Ruckdashel is NewFilmmakers Marketing and Program Director. He is also a jury member of Asian American International Film Festival.