May 31st, 2019

4:00-10:00pm [doors open @ 3:30pm ]

What's New This Year ?







Your Are Invited To Our Annual Student Show Case

We are a culturally diverse filmmaking community, with ready access to the finest talent, locations, and production facilities of New York City.This year, the 21 films being showcased represent work by our student directors from 12 different countries, including Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Russia and Taiwan.


This Year's Talent

TJ Ali Bowden

1.TJ Ali Bowden |An American Boy

Xuedi Wang

2. Xuedi Wang |Between the doors

Christopher Blazavich

3. Christopher Blazavich | Under the bridge

Dahlia Afeef

4. Dahlia Afeef | Hidden In Plain View

Rafael Samanez

5. Rafael Samanez | Out of the Shadows

Aamina Spencer

6. Aamina Spencer | New Eyes

Jorge Gomez

7. Jorge Gomez | Atrevidos

Dasha Khritankova

8. Darya Khritankova | The Dream Cafe

Razid Season

9. Razid Season | Kaddish

Yining Huang

10. Yining Huang | Stagger

Elias Acevedo

11. Elias Acevedo | Mamá-eres-feliz

Sarah Wemy

12. Sarah Wemy | Once in a Lifetime

Reginald Christophe

13. Reginald Christophe | May Day on the Green

Maria del Mar Rosario

14. Maria del Mar Rosario | Nymph

Sylaz Udee

15. Sylaz Udee | The Trunk

Allison Mabe

16. Allison Mabe | A Placement

Bruce Lu

17. Bruce Lu | Zebrafish

Ganeesh Genus

18. Ganeesh Genus | Kids Don_t Ride Bikes Anymore

Emmanuel Adu-Poku

19. Emmanuel Adu-Poku | Witch Hunt

Joshua Hernandez

20. Joshua Hernandez | Gratis

Hani Saqr

21. Hani Saqr | Bir Al-Abed


This Year's Judges

The Cityvisions MFA ShowCase is thrilled to bring a panel of judges that represent the bold and the fearless spirit of independent filmmaking.

Jih-E Peng

New York Based Filmmaker, Award Winner

Jih-E Peng is a Taiwanese cinematographer based in the United States. Selected credits include THE LIGHT AND THE LITTLE GIRL (Toronto International Film Festival, BAM, BFI Future Film, Short of the Week)... [Learn More]

Fred Riedel

New York Based Filmmaker, Award Winner

Fred Riedel began his film production career working with Keith Griffiths and Simon Field (the 2010 winners of the Cannes Palme d’Or) on documentaries for Channel 4 London and the BBC... [Learn More]

Nanfu Wang

New York Based Filmmaker, Award Winner

Nanfu Wang is a Chinese filmmaker based in New York City. She directed, produced, filmed, and edited feature documentaries Hooligan Sparrow (Sundance 2016, shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award for Best documentary feature)... [Learn More]


May 31st, 2019: 4:00-10:00pm
Doors open at 3:30pm
NYIT Auditorium
1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
(between 61st and 62nd)
Free General Admission | Open to Public

ABOUT Cityvisions

Cityvisions is the annual capstone event at which students from the MFA Program in Film at The City College of New York screen and premiere their thesis films. This annual showcase is a major festival event and awards ceremony and this year will be held at the Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, between West 61st and 62nd Streets.

The festival is a juried event with judges from the film industry awarding prizes to promising filmmakers in twelve categories. Guest speakers at past Cityvisions events include Christine Vachon, Alan Heim, DA Pennebaker, Sigourney Weaver, Hal Hartley, Peter Bogdanovich and Albert Maysles. Some of our award sponsors include: National Board of Review, New York Women in Film & Television, Adorama, AbelCine, PostWorks and Entertainment Partners. Cityvisions attracts an audience of over 1,200 people, including distributors, agents, film festival directors and cinema lovers from the New York community.




The Department of Media & Communication Arts of CCNY
The Division of Humanities and the Arts
The Simon H. Rifkind Center
The Alumni Association of CCNY
The Sonic Arts Center of CCNY
The 21st Century Fund
The Picker Film Center
The Documentary Forum @ CCNY
Alan & Helene Boss
David & Rose Dortort

Entertainment Partners
Felicia Harden-Bradford
The Alan & Helene Boss Media Arts Production Scholarship
The Bert Saperstein Communication Scholarship Fund
The Danielle And Larry Nyman Family Project Award
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA-NY)
New York Women in Film and Television Scholarship
The National Board of Review of Motion Picture Grants



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