Now underway in New York is the re-named Next Reel International Film Festival, a biannual international film showcase that will offer screenings of some 111 films from 25 countries at New York University. Previously known as the NYU International Student Film Festival, the event is running now through October 1st at IFC Center and the Tisch School of the Arts in downtown Manhattan. David Lynch, Todd Solondz, and Lodge Kerrigan are among the filmmakers participating in discussions at the event. Also on tap is a panel discussion, organized by the Tribeca Film Festival, entitled, “Next Steps: Using Your Short Film to Achieve Your Career Goals.” Tisch School of the Arts Vice Dean Pari Shirazi said in a statement:
This year marks exciting new changes for the festival. The festival’s new look, and the partnerships with IFC Center and Tribeca, will bring much deserved attention to Next Reel’s diverse line-up of films from emerging filmmakers around the world.