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 DGA Theatre in Manhattan (110 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019). Screenings begin on Friday, May 29 (Time TBD). Seating is free and general admission. The event will continue through Saturday, May 30 (Time TBD).
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.