“We are so pleased to announce that in our 1st year we proved successful
enough to bypass the 5 year festival rule and Officially become an
IMDB AWARD EVENT !!!”
Official Selections, Finalists and Winners
Receive Awarded Credit on their IMDB page
THE CUTTING ROOM INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Welcomes hundreds of Indie Filmmakers to 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 19,20 2019 with 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 2nd annual C.R.I.S. Film Festival NYC will be at New York’s infamous venue, The Cutting Room, which builds on two decades of history that includes top performers like Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow, David Bowie, and Ronnie Wood to name a few. The Cutting Room and also hosted numerous film premieres, and Red Carpet Events.
“After such a successful turnout last year, it gives me great joy to once again host The 2nd Cutting Room International Short Film Festival!”
Sat Oct 19,2019
Sun Oct 20,2019
Screening over 70 films
RED CARPET • INTERVIEWS • WINE • FOOD • ENTERTAINMENT
The 2nd Annual Cutting Room International Short Film Festival
Is Proud To Announce on Sunday 20th Awards Night
CRISFF Honoree Vincent Curatola
to receive an Award For His Outstanding Work as
an Actor in Film & Television & For His Contributions In Mentoring Creatives
Vincent Curatola is an American actor and writer. Curatola’s best-known role is that of the cold,
Performing After The Films
Saturday Night Oct 19th
Tara is an Italian-American stand-up comedian born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She uses her New York upbringing as the foundation for her take on observational comedy. She has taken her talents to stage, television, film & off-Broadway. She wrote for and and was featured on SportsNet New York’s (SNY) “Oh Yeah”. Tara is the co-creator of We Stand Comedy, an LLC that produces live shows and digital content. Tara is a proud member and regular performer at the world famous Friars Club. She produces and performs for fellow Friar Chazz Palminteri’s Child Reach Foundation and tours regionally with Danny Aiello’s Italian Chicks. Tara performs regularly in NYC, throughout the country and Canada.
Las Vegas Singer
The impact of the international singing sensation Dondino has been felt across the nation and around the world for over thirty years. His tightly choreographed, lush orchestrated shows mixed original work with old standards, into dazzling display of showmanship. Few performers can entertain audiences of all ages, races, and genders, but Dondino consistantly continues to do just that. Performing in many entertainment venues, he has received rave reviews both locally, nationally and internationally.
Short Long And The Jersey Horns
(Screening Saturday Afternoon) Tangerine films has made a documentary about shorty long And The Jersey Horns.
Specifically about Ricky Tisch he struggles and perseverance and how he’s overcome the challenges living with osteogenesis imperfecta The film runs about a half hour long and will debut at the lighthouse film festival Long Beach Island New Jersey in June and at the Long Island film festival in New York in July.
The Cutting Room is a beautiful space, with great sound, and state of the art projection.We bring the
art of film locally as well as from all over the world. With a separate super club 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, and closing Gala Awards night.
Look Who was Honored 2018!
Actor, Writer, Director
Received a Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award
And we were so proud to screen his short film TENURE
Timothy Busfield and his beautiful leading actress wife Melissa Gilbert,
and Festival Director Kathrina Miccio
Director John Gallagher
Received a Lifetime Achievement Award
NY based filmmaker, a fixture on the New York scene for nearly 30 years as a director, writer, producer, author, historian and educator, with a wide range of international filmmaking.