550 Madison, Sony Plz
New York, New York 10022

HDFEST New York will be taking place October 10th and 11th at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or in advance through HDFEST's website. All ages are welcome.

HDFEST screens films that have originated exclusively in High-Definition using High-Definition cameras and technology. All festival material will be played back with some of the most advanced High-Definition projection equipment available. HDFEST events this year in Seoul, London and New York will showcase some of the finest new independent cinema from around the world, all of which has been created with state-of-the-art high-definition technology.

New York Event Information

The New York event will be screening a truly diverse selection of HD international short films with most making their US premieres and their HD premieres simultaneously. HDFEST shorts to be screened at the New York event originate from countries around the world including Japan, Seoul, Singapore, Germany, England, Ireland, Canada, and Spain.

Highlighted festival screenings also include an HD Comedy, Animation and FX" shorts sequence which will include "Off Beat," written and directed by Will Becher who worked on Wallace &Gromit's "Curse of the Were-Rabbit." "Off Beat" is the first HD short film from Aardman Animations. The New York event will also screen the New York premiere of the award winning feature film "The Rat Thing" written by and directed by Kevin Keresey who will be in attendance to discuss his work. "The Rat Thing" focuses on two men who launch a wild, get-rich-quick scheme in a last ditch effort to solve their problems. The HDFEST New York festival also will present a series of High-Definition documentary films including "Globeriders Silk Road Adventure" a pioneering project about a group of motorcyclists who follow the ancient Silk Road through 8000 miles and 8 countries over a two-month period. Additional documentary screenings will include three documentaries from the American Museum of Natural History, all of which focus on environmentally related issues: "Lemurs of Madagascar: Surviving on an Island of Change," "Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Mapping the Universe," and "Melting Ice: Rising Seas."

The complete New York HDFEST schedule can be found at http://www.hdfest.com/hdfestnyc.html.

Official Website: http://www.hdfest.com/hdfestnyc.html

Added by BW Film Festival on August 31, 2007