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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.

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. 

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