NiFF 2016 will kick off on Wed, Oct 12 with a powerful documentary Free Speech Fear Free by director Tarquin Ramsay who was only 15 years old when he began this project to get an answer to his question "What is Free Speech." Now, at 20, he comes to realize that if change does not begin now, we will all bare witness to the destruction of this freedom. He speaks to CIA Whistleblowers, famous actors, investigative journalists, world renowned hackers and other free speech advocates. The documentary features Julian Assange, Jude Law, John Kiriakou, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum, Jérémie Zimmermann and many others.
2015 Opening Night Feature Film The Shadow Behind You was shot in Galveston, Conroe and Houston is available for viewing by clicking here. The dark, psychological thriller is not appropriate for children.
NiFF Alum Richard Finger's debut feature Sex, Marriage and Infidelity is now available on Amazon and iTunes. The film, produced by Next Actor Studio, Lake Camp Productions & Ariadne Films, stars a number of Hollywood celebrities such as Charlie O'Connell, Shannon Tweed, Sophie Simmons and others. Check out the interview of actress Caroline Tudor with KHOU Channel 11's Debra Duncan on 'Great Day Houston' by clicking here.
NiFF 2015 LGBT winner Eric Casaccio's short Narcissist is available on-demand with dotstudioPRO and Amazon Video Direct. The film stars Brionne Davis, the star of the 2016 #Oscar nominated feature Embrace of the Serpent. Check out the website for further details.
With its creative hub at #NextActorStudio - the premiere Film Acting Studio in Houston - Niff 2016 is looking forward to five days of cinematic excellence through independent films, world cinema, documentaries, shorts and great company. The opening night gala will be held at River Oaks Theatre on Oct 12 with two films, whose names will be announced in September. Awards night will take place on Saturday, Oct 15 with live band and a celebrity Emcee. We love filmmakers and we cannot wait to have you with us, presenting your labor of love.
Actor Brionne Davis of the 2015 NiFF's Opening Night film Narcissist from director Eric Casaccio, makes it to the #Oscars with his starring role in the 2016 Academy Awards Nominated Picture Embrace of the Serpent (EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE) from director Ciro Guerra.
Director San Banarje of 2015 Opening Night Feature The Shadow Behind You and Darian Ward, Press Secretary of Houston Mayor Annise Parker are caught on camera at the kick off at River Oaks Theatre.Houston Mayor's Press Secretary visits 2015 Niff Opening Night
Niff 2016 will kick off on Wednesday, Oct 12 with two films and opening night gala. Awards night is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 15. Official selections will be announced, starting August 2016. Submission will open on March 13, 2016. If you are interested to sponsor the festival in any capacity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org