COURAGEOUS SHORT FILMS // 6-HOUR OPEN BAR // NETWORKING // PERFORMANCES
Flux Fest is a film festival that commissions up-and-coming NYC filmmakers and production companies to make short films about time travel.
The third in an ongoing series of festivals, Flux Fest follows in the footsteps of its predecessors - Spooky Fest and Love Fest - in challenging a group of young filmmakers to produce high-quality, entertaining works of cinema inspired by a series of creative prompts drawn by each filmmaking team at random. With only eight weeks to take their projects from concept to completion, each team works tirelessly for the duration of the challenge to make the best short film possible, all culminating in a one-of-kind night of movie watching and celebration.
From Spooky Fest (in which filmmakers were commissioned to make horror shorts in time for Halloween 2012) to Love Fest (romantic-comedy shorts for Valentine’s Day 2013) festival attendance grew by more than three times and Flux Fest promises to expand upon its audience even further. Just as the number of participating filmmakers and exhibited films offered has grown, so too has the following of this impressive community of filmmakers who work to support each other in spite of the fact that they will eventually compete against one another for a variety of awards, including an Audience Choice Award, an award for Best in Show, and an award for Creative Ambition. Both Best in Show and Creative Ambition honorees will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges and Flux Fest sponsors Mythic Bridge and Big Vision Empty Wallet with provide generous prize packages to the night’s winners.
By purchasing a ticket to Flux Fest, audience members will also receive a six hour open bar and the chance to talk with all the filmmakers in person.
Flux Fest participants include: Maurice Caicedo, Chris Cipriano, Grier Dill, Matt Ferrin, James Gannon, Joe Gannon, Ryan Garretson, Brett Glass, Sean Gill, Tessa Greenberg, Philip Henken, Cale Hughes, Christine Kecher, Lit Kilpatrick, Rachel Klein, Carl Conway Maguire, Alex Meyers, Robyn Nielsen, Shaun Seneviratne, Megan Stein, Michael Tosner, Jarrod Zayas, and more.