Congratulations to our Winter 2016 Films and Filmmakers!

We are pleased to announce 3 nights of YoungFilmmakers this quarter. We start with an acceptance party and our first screenings on January 6th. On February 3rd we return with a short films program. We end our quarter on March 1st with our first short program based around webseries.


Wednesday / January 6th

NewFilmmakers begins its Winter Series with a party and a night of YoungFilmmakers short films


NewFilmmakers begins its Winter season with an acceptance reception


ChiHyun Lee ZOE (2015, 2 minutes, video)
Chen Chang TINY POWER (2015, 3 minutes, video)
Thaddaeus Andreades, Nicholas Manfredi, Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, Marie Raoult
TAKING THE PLUNGE (2015, 7 minutes, video)
Ao Li OLILO (2015, 6 minutes, video)
Minyu Lin SAVE MY SOUL (2015, 10 minutes, video)
Thomas Rivera Montes ACT ZERO (2015, 14 minutes, video)
Lexi St. John BOUND (2015, 20 minutes, video)


Andrew Meyer WRECK (2015, 47 minutes, video)
Xavier started to film on a whim one summer. Nothing in particular, nothing spectacular- just his friends and family in everyday life. When he is killed suddenly in a car crash, his best friend Kyle takes his place behind the camera in an attempt to process his unexpected loss. Compiling footage from before the accident by Xavier’s hand and the weeks that follow by Kyle’s, we witness the struggle faced by people shattered by the loss of a loved one and their determination to piece themselves back together.

Stephen Nachamie WINNING NEW YORK (2015, 33 minutes, video)
What do an overworked executive, clumsy ballroom dancer, lonely guitar player, forlorn recording artist, wannabe Broadway star, and Aladdin sippy-cup collector all have in common? Each of them is determined to seize the grand prize in the online game “Winning New York”: a real life life-changing trip to the Big Apple. With only 5 of their 30 life time playing minutes remaining, they endeavor to find the virtual New York City experience that will make their actual dreams come true. And when Samantha, aka “60hoursAWeek”, finally lets go to enjoy one of New York’s favorite pastimes, she finds herself with an unexpected victory.

Jim Ho FIND THE MONEY DOG (2015, 30 minutes, video)
The alderman, Cheng-Xin Wang, gets involved in a procurement scandal in Taipei city. During the period of election, he bribed a police officer and tried to blame to his new assistant, Zhi-Yun Lin (Yu-Xuan Wang). Zhi-Hao Zheng (Huai-Yun Zhan), a high school student, would like to confess his feeling to Zhi-Yun. Meanwhile, Zhi-Hao found out Zhi-Yun is struggle with financial problem. He decided to help her and start an adventure in making a fortune....

Wednesday / February 3rd

NewFilmmakers presents YoungFilmmakers February program and short stories


Michael Piantini BAY OF PIGS (2015, 5 minutes, video)
Tyler Huyser SAVAGE INEQUALITIES (2015, 5 minutes, video)
Angie Hawes MIND GAME DEMON (2015, 7 minutes, video)
Tayana Brumaire MEMORIES OF US (2015, 9 minutes, video)
Jacob Mariani MARRIAGE TOOLS (2015, 9 minutes, video)
Nihal Dantluri PARALLEL (2015, 6 minutes, video)

Tuesday / March 1st

NewFilmmakers presents YoungFilmmakers Webseries program


Elisabeth Ness REDHEADS ANONYMOUS: PILOT (2015, 8 minutes, video)
Rebecca Blaine Carton / Danny Ward / Kira McCarthy
LIVING THRU THE LENS: PILOT + EP 2 (2015, 8 minutes, video)
Joseph Ruggieri MISSPELLED: PILOT (2014, 9 minutes, video)
Lily Hayes Kaufman RARE BIRDS OF FASHION: PILOT + EP 2 (2015, 8 minutes, video)
Nicole Kemper THE MOTHER LOAD: PILOT + EP 2 (2015, 11 minutes, video)
Lauren Terilli SO SOHA: Pilot + EP 2 (2015, 12 minutes, video)

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Brandon Ruckdashel

Brandon Ruckdashel is the Festival Director for YoungFilmmakers. He has been the Program Director for NewFilmmakers for the last three years and Marketing Director for six. Brandon is a filmmaker who is most well known for his acting work in the HBO series Co-Ed Confidential and numerous B-Movies. Brandon has worked with Roger Corman alumni Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski along with a number of other very talented directors. Brandon's Directorial debut GRINDER will be out in theaters in 2016.

YoungFilmmakers screens quarterly 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.