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New York Tri-State International Film Festival is a relatively young film festival (held 'monthly') based in New York that strives to create an opportunity for emerging filmmakers. This film festival was founded by the Iranian filmmaker Armin Ebrahimi. Our goal is to be a platform for low-budget independent films that tend to create unique narratives and explore social, political, and/or psychological themes and topics. Our festival is a platform for emerging filmmakers, actors, cinematographers, editors, and producers all around the world to present their films and to be recognized for their talent, and have their films seen globally. It is important for us to play our part in the emergence of new talents in the world of cinema, and, as a result, we consider our festival as a nodal point where the exchanges of perspectives and ideas are made possible.

Please note that the festival is held in an online format each month, but we do have an 'online' screening. Our previous screening was a successful experience with more than 70 films participating.


New York Close-up Magazine

New York Close-up Magazine is associated with the New York Tri-State organization but works independently. 
With this magazine, we are trying to introduce and promote the latest projects in cinema, television, music videos, and screenwriting.

We are hoping to be able to focus on both old and new films and shows and try to show the best of both worlds. We want our readers to get familiarized with the faces behind these great works of art, and focusing on these aspects of art can be quite a complex and specialized task. 
In this magazine, our main task is to shine the spotlight on creative artists, who try to add something unique to the world of arts; filmmakers, producers, actors, screenwriters, and many others who contribute greatly to cinema and television. 

Currently, New York Close-up Magazine only operates on a digital platform, but we have plans to get it on paper soon, hopefully in the near future.

​Festival Director

Jillian Torres

Festival Programmer

Arlo Taylor

Public Relations

Eduardo Rivera

Coordinator (New York Close-up Mag)

Garry Turner

Graphic Designer

Armin Ebrahimi

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