The Cutting Room

International Short Film Festival


Saturday October 20, 2018  

Sunday October 21, 2018

 44 E. 32nd St. New York, NY, 10016 


Dear Filmmakers,

Congratulations on your Official Selection into The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival. We are so excited to screen your film(s), and look forward to seeing you, family and friends. There are so many wonderful films. Also, there is one All Access FilmPass per Film submitted. All pay $35.00 for the “Formal Gala” and Awards. You will receive 2 drink tickets, and there will be hor d’oeuvres, music, comedians, and lots of socializing. There are multiple block discounts, and the best deal is the 2 day VIP Pass ALL ACCESS Pass for the Galas as well!!

Make sure you bring business cards! There will be lots of press, distributors, casting directors, agents, and directors. Looking forward to seeing you and your films,

Kindly, CRISFF Festival Director

Kathrina Miccio

THE CUTTING ROOM INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Welcomes Indie Filmmakers New York City welcomes hundreds of filmmakers to C.R.I.S.F.F. in the heart of New York City.The Festival is focused on emerging, yet overlooked filmmakers and aims to show quality film of true indie filmmakers and honor their hard work and dedication. C.R.I.S.F.F. will be providing a showcase for the best independent cinema, from NYC and around the world, to the public and entertainment industry. Oct 20, 21,2018 will screen the best indie films,  hold live performances with opening and closing Gala Events. The Festival gives filmmakers the opportunity for potential distribution and funding, as well as awarding the top films across numerous categories, giving them the opportunity to mingle and network with press, supporters, and fans.The 1st annual C.R.I.S. Film Festival NYC will be its at New York’s infamous venue, The Cutting Room, which builds on almost two decades of history that includes top performers like Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow, David Bowie, comedians, Dave Chapelle, and Louie Anderson. The Cutting Room and also hosted numerous film premieres, and Red Carpet Events.


Owner Steve Walter and co-owner actor Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife). are now bringing Festival Director, Kathrina Miccio in to host The CRIS Film Festival in this beautiful venue, and stage. Actress, and resident portrait artist of The Cutting Room since 2001, Kathrina states, “I’ve had this idea for a while. We have a beautiful space, great sound, and state of the art projection. Let’s bring the art of film locally as well as from all over the world.”
With a separate superclub theater room, the Cutting Room venue, restaurant, and bar is a perfect spot to eat and drink before, and after watching the short film blocks, for opening day, Gala night and closing Gala Awards night.


Kathrina is an actress, writer, and director. She recently was named 1st Woman of The AOFMegaFest Las Vegas 2018-. She’s won 2 best actress awards, Best Woman Filmmaker, Best Director. Her career spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Some of her other film credits are THE DIRECT HIT, DEAD TO RIGHT, YOU CALL ME UGLY, AND I AM, and THE SOPRANOS. A native to New York, she holds a BA in Fine Arts and Theater from Wagner College,NY. Kathrina Miccio is also The Cutting Rooms resident portrait artist since  2001.MICCIOART.COMShe is a Breast Cancer survivor,  She wrote directed and starred in her comedy St. Joseph. It currently has won 14 awards. www.nobull.productions