Slovenian Film is pleased to announce a four-film order from Northeastern University, USA, for the NYTVF-Marquee company as well as three new female filmmakers. All are engaged in a coming-of-age comedy in which four college women discover that the most appealing part of being young is sex. “The idea is to show that being young does not mean having to grow up,” said Marjane Satrapi, the director of this film.
All four filmmakers are 18-years-old and live in the same neighborhood in New York. “We were all born in the same year and are childhood friends,” explained Adriana Steinberg from Williamsburg. Steinberg was personally nominated for the NYTVF by director Jeremy Saulnier, who also recently said he is excited about this project. “I chose Adriana because of her unique passion for comics and her writing talent,” said Saulnier.
On the faculty at Rutgers, Adriana Steinberg is involved in the creative writing program and in the journalism graduate program. Adriana believes that the content of the comedy will be unique and different from other sex comedies she’s heard about. “I want to have fun with the women as they deal with numerous physical challenges and sexual desires,” Steinberg said.
For the first time in the NYTVF, this well-known film organization will have four companies in the New York TV Festival, which takes place annually throughout the United States. It serves as a part of the NYU Creative Writing program and is led by Marjane Satrapi, whose film Persepolis won the Festival in 2007. At the two-week long event in New York City, 13 films will be shown at screenings held throughout the city. Films will be broadcasted online for up to a year. The menu includes: American football nostalgia; a legal tale; and a coming-of-age of an adolescent. This year, director George Saunders will screen his new short story entitled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him. The buzzworthy film How to Talk to Girls at Parties will also be screened.
The programming will include more than two hundred world-class filmmakers, actors, producers, directors, editors, and writers from all over the world. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to meet several local filmmakers, and preview, along with festival judges, a dozen films. Directors take part from almost all corners of the world and from diverse backgrounds. This year, there are over ten international entries including: India, Scotland, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.
Slovenian Film proudly announces that Marjane Satrapi will also attend the festival and interact with the cinema audience at the Humanities auditorium. The film is currently in post-production, so attendees may visit the company’s website, Slutfilms.com, to follow the latest progress on the upcoming film. Click on the above link and follow the link to contact Slutfilms.
The NYTVF, which aims to foster high-quality content about working in television, film, and digital media, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Full details of programming, as well as ticketing information and pricing, are available at www.nytvf.com.
Founded in 2013, Slutfilms.com is an online community and filmmaking company run by young women. It is made up of four part women-led companies: Flakes, Guardian, Porchbright, and Terrible Bad Hair. The company enables young women to think through the challenge of directing and producing a full length feature as well as short videos, finding great talent, and discovering their own content.
In early January, Slutfilms.com announced a $700,000 crowdfunding campaign that will extend the creation of a feature-length film. “We are crowdfunding to make Hollywood pay attention to us. We have power in numbers,” said Marjane Satrapi, the creator of Persepolis. “It’s not all in our hands. It’s up to all of us to make history – the greatest history for women.”