Seven Bridges Media Prepping for Animation Nights New York
Could it be the best the Animation festival in New York? We think so!
27 January 2017 -- Yvonne is the best Curator and Programmer for a film festival I have ever seen. When I learned about a small festival brewing on a Wednesday night, I was sure to find out what the hub-bub was all about.
Billy Holcomb, meet Yvonne Grzenkowicz
I met Yvonne at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival while mingling at the Festival Hub at Spring Studios in Tribeca. She struck me as a unique and smart individual and instantly came across to me as a journalist. I don't know why? Maybe because she was chatty, but hey, it's the Hub and that's what we do there. Network. She did that and more. Yvonne was talking about a film festival she created from a small office that she outgrew, a small viewership that grew to 700+, then landing Maiden Lane in awesome Seaport District. All in about a year. I was dumbfounded.
So, I asked her what she was showing at this festival. Turns out, it's Animation. I was BLOWN AWAY! I couldn't wrap my head around people gathering to watch animation shorts. Then she dropped the kicker: They come to watch animation shorts and VR on a Wednesday night. "Shut up," I said. "You had me at Wednesday." I was married to Animation Nights from then on and we discussed everything from distribution and indyoh, the first online film marketplace to help filmmakers sell their film projects.
Seemed like a great idea to want to partner with an evolving film festival in New York City and with Yvonne behind the wheel, we are hoping to do just that. indyoh launched the VR headsets Christmas 2016 and with Seven Bridges Media and indyoh's help, we are geared to impact the festival in a giant way! I am so happy for Yvonne and her success with Animation Nights New York and I would love to see everyone at her next festival, February 8th, 2017. I am definitely looking forward to the annual BEST OF FEST Animation Nights New York puts on in the fall, showcasing the very best from the submissions to Animation Nights.
You can check out the latest Animation Nights New York information here and reach out to Yvonne for sponsorship opportunities.
Yvonne would win the Academy Award for best curating for the next 10 years. Hands down.