Cityvisions is the annual capstone event at which the MFA students from the program in Media Arts Production at The City College of New York screen and premiere their thesis films. This event is a major two-day festival held in June at a Manhattan theater, including an awards ceremony. This year's showcase will be held at The Directors Guild of America NY Theater, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 110 West 57th Street. Screenings begin on Friday, June 3rd at 6pm and continue on Saturday, June 4th at 12pm, noon. Admission is free; seating is limited. To view the schedule of screenings, click on SCHEDULE from the menu above.
The festival is a juried event with judges from the film industry awarding prizes to promising filmmakers in twelve categories. Guest speakers at past Cityvisions events include Christine Vachon, Alan Heim, DA Pennebaker, Sigourney Weaver, Hal Hartley, Peter Bogdanovich and Albert Maysles. Some of our award sponsors include: Eastman Kodak, New Line Cinema, The National Board of Review, New York Women in Film & Television, CUNY-TV, AbelCine, B&H, PostWorks and Entertainment Partners. Cityvisions attracts an audience of over 1,200 people, including distributors, agents, film festival directors and cinema lovers from the New York community.