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The 2014 Katra Film Series 3rd and Final Round

         *****The 2014 Katra Film Series 3rd and Final Round*****

Advance Discounted Ticket Sale ENDS in less than 3 hours!

Please join us tomorrow as we close out 2014 with the top 17 shorts of the year. Three films will advance to the 3rd Annual Grand Finale Series which takes place January 17, 2015 at the illustrious Poet’s Den Theater. We also have a special  live performance by NYC’s very own Alberto Zaxai. 

10% proceeds will be donated to DARE2B, an organization focused on educating and empowering homeless children through out NYC. To find out more visit


Original Music:

Cover of “All of Me” – John Legend.

Cover of “It was always you” – Maroon 5.

Launched in the Summer of 2012, Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality short films by emerging and award-winning filmmakers from around the world in the heart of NYC and provides a great networking platform for industry professionals. In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films the 2014 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

2014 Katra Film Series Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 6pm–12:00am KATRA – 217 Bowery St. Btw. Rivington & Prince St. New York, NY 10002 Official Website: Follow Us: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @KatraFilmSeries

Lineup (subject to change):

THE DESK – directed by George Gaffney
The concierge staff of the Freedman hotel have it made… until the new boss questions their relevance.

SCHLOCK FISH – directed by Esteban Uribe
Olav Zanger is a solitary fisherman that seeks revenge on the ‘Dimpled Chin Schlock Fish’, a psychopath creature that leaps out of water and rips his eyeball off.

LILY IN THE GRINDER – directed by Michael Morgenstern
Ryan struggles to find meaning in his provisional existence, exploring sex and death and the idea of ‘becoming something.’ This surreal film, enveloped in a classical string quartet piece, is a rumination on death, time, and the nature of existence. It posits the idea of a human life as a static, four-dimensional entity that exists at a specific moment in time and cannot be said to truly begin or end.

SIX – directed by Frank Jerky
A young boy finds a gun while playing alone on a roof in this short drama, inspired by many true situations happening every day in America. DUMBO (Maciek Swieboda) and his sister MAGGIE (Kara Bragg) are immersed in their imaginary worlds, when one of Dumbo’s toy cars falls in a hole. He reaches down to it and finds a gun. The film deals with many themes, including the issue of gun-control, a child’s way to handle danger and the vulnerability of life itself. The focus of the storytelling is in Dumbo’s imagination and how that contrasts reality.

THE AUDITION – directed by Christopher Williams
A elderly actress goes on a audition. She’s treated horribly by mean casting directors. In return the actress seeks revenge on them by making a movie of her own with them as the stars

TO BE STRONG – directed by Ken Spooner
Anthony Daniels is a fighter and soon will become a boxer. Despite his burgeoning interest in the sweet science, the 23-year-old former hockey player from Ridgewood, N.J., has been a fighter long before he ever pulled on a pair of boxing gloves.

IKO – directed by Joanna Cabello
Iko is a short film about a young runaway who discovers an unlikely guardian angel when the building she’s hiding in is chosen as a location for a mob hit.

ONE PAST– directed by Juli Kobayashi
One Past follows a young woman, Charlie Style, as she arrives home one evening to find her sister Lyla dead from a freak accident. Charlie’s world is shattered until Lyla returns as a spirit but when forces beyond their control begin to pull Lyla away again, Charlie is forced to face a difficult choice. Was this a blessing or a curse… or both?

MEET MARIO – directed by David Joseph
A young Italian man born of an African-American father (and Italian mother) finds love while battling racism from his fiancé’s Italian-American family.

BARRIO BOY – directed by Dennis Shinners
A Latino barber secretly falls in love with a handsome Irish stranger over the course of a cut during a hot and sweaty summer afternoon in a macho Brooklyn hood.

DESTROYING ANGEL – directed by Hannah Reimann
A dark narrative short film without dialogue set to an evocative indie rock song of the same title written by Neil Cabana.  It tells the story of a heroin user and a stripper who fall in love and face an accidental overdose.  The ghost of the stripper comes to her lover’s jail cell to visit him as he pays his penance, wracked with pain and regret.

POTS&LIDS – directed by Giulio Poidomani
Nick loses his dog and looks for him in the neighborhood. On his journey, he will find love.

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN – directed by Inga Moren
Immerse in a surreal hospital, Chloe’s wish to die becomes an exchange for a new life that is all but ordinary.

BURNING UP – directed by Mark Philip Lichtenstein
When two young people become infatuated with two halves of an older couple, while the couple is sick and under stress, hilarity ensues.

BLESS ME – directed by Christian LaMorte
A short film about a non-religious young woman who has an unusual experience at her first confession.

TEARS OF A PHOENIX – directed by Mo Brown
Throughout life’s pain, trials and tribulations, find something to live for.

LONG ISLAND DIVAS – directed by Katie Maguire Edri & Catherine Callahan
LI Divas is a beautiful homage to Long Island New York and the beautiful woman that live there. LI Divas follows the lives of five very fancy and sometimes scary Long Island women. They are loud, proud and got a lot a class. When the ladies are approached to do a reality TV series that will chronicle their lives day in and day out they couldn’t be more excited! They want to show the world the real Long Island. These 4 women are all very special and unique in their own ways. Over the course of the series we will watch these women as they deal with surgery family, children, jobs, addictions, growing pains, and love.

KATRA Film Series 3rd Round 6pm-12am
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St. New York, NY 10002 – 2 for 1 house drink specials from 6p-8p $20 advance online ticket sales (includes screenings, Q&A, after party) $25 cash only door price (includes screenings, Q&A, after party) Full dinner & hookah menu available.

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for quality short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length for the 2015 season. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway

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