The New York City International Film Festival Celebrates Ninth Year With Presentation & Closing Awards Ceremony

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Tom Sierchio & Joe Goodavage. Credit: PMC

The New York City International Film Festival returned for its ninth year on March 5, playing three iconic NYC venues: The Directors Guild of America Theater, The Dolby Theater & Screening Room, and the Producers’ Club. The festival ended on March 9, the lineup included works from filmmakers around the world including a Pierce Brosnan project, a project starring Suki Waterhouse and Dash Mihok, and more.

The closing ceremony was held in New York’s Dolby Theater & Screening Room and was led by NYCIFF Founder, Roberto Rizzo and NYCIFF President, Caroline Johnson.

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Jean Shafiroff with Roberto Rizzo Founder of NYC International Film Festival. Credit: PMC

Tom Sierchio’s The Girl Who Invented Kissing, starring Dash Mihok and Suki Waterhouse was named Best Feature Film, and Steve Stanulis’ Wasted Talent, starring Lillo Brancato, was named the Best New York Documentary.

Jean Shafiroff was presented with the New York City International Film Festival’s Inaugural Philanthropic Award for Arts, Culture & Film for her contributions to New York’s arts community, and actress Natali Yura was named the recipient of the inaugural Rising Star Award.

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