Xia, an ESL student studying in New York, struggles with language. He has lost his enthusiasm for his classes, missing them frequently, lying to his parents about his goals in the US, and jeopardizing his visa status in the US . When his former teacher invites him to a book reading in Brooklyn, Xia has to choose between his passion and his obligations.Learn More
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 festival held in June at a Manhattan theater, including an awards ceremony. This year’s showcase will be held at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway at 61st St). Screenings begin on Friday, May 31 at 6:30pm with doors opening at 6:15pm. Seating is free and general admission. The event will continue through Saturday, June 1, with doors opening at 12:00pm and the program starting at 12:15pm.
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.