NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival

The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival is an annual festival held in two of the most exciting cities in the world - New York City and Paris! Every film selected will be shown in both cities one week apart.

Our mission is to help indie filmmakers meet their international peers and show their work in different parts of the world. NYC2Paris focuses on the idea of filming internationally and going over frontiers to create art.

The Festival in NYC will be held on October 5 - 6, 2019 at Film Noir Cinema and in Paris on October 10 - 12, 2019 at Studio Galande.

The festival is directed by Lucie Guillemot and was founded by both Dennis Cieri and Lucie Guillemot.






(Festival director and curator, based in Paris)

Lucie is a Parisian freelance filmmaker and journalist. She works for the international TV channel France24, as well as an assistant director on shorts and full length features. Most recently, she started writing and directing shorts and music videos, and getting involved in the wonderful world of film festivals. In 2013-2014 she worked for the Seattle International Film Festival, and later founded her own artistical monthly “rendez-vous” in Paris called “l’Antre deux Arts”.


Jessica Sroczynski

(Festival coordinator in New York and curator)

Jessica Sroczynski is the Publicity and Marketing Intern for Magnolia Pictures. She was most recently the Coordinator of the 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival. Jessica co-produces a bimonthly stand-up comedy show called Push, Mrs. Johnson!, which currently takes place at Stand Up NY. She’s had her writing on sex, relationships, and pop culture published by Mashable.

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Maria Akay

(Festival coordinator in New York and curator)

Formerly the Director of the NYC Independent Film Festival, Maria is now focusing her skills and passion to produce film. She has a number of associate producer credits on various short films and has worked on an Amazon Prime docu-series. In 2018, she was a panelist at the Nasty Women Unite Festival and mentored at FindSpark. She currently sits on multiple screener teams for film festivals, and is in post-production on a short and feature film



(Curator in New York)

Angela Hammer began working as a freelance cinematographer and editor back in 2011 and has continued to work on a variety of projects including short films and promotional videos. She has worked as an associate editor on a travel-documentary series, a production assistant for a Florida-based sports broadcast company and, most recently, as the short film curator for the 2018 NYC Indie Film Festival.



(Curator in Paris)

A passionate lover of film since her childhood, Sophie works as a script supervisor and first assistant director on many shorts and full-length features. She participated in several film festivals when she was younger and was a jury member in a French short film festival, “Le Court nous tient”, in 2017.



(Curator in New York)

Dawdy served as the cinematographer on the film 45: A Love Story (2016), an official selection at multiple national festivals including the Blow-Up Chicago Art House Film Festival, Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, and Young Filmmakers New York; and as camera operator on the Sundance Institute-supported short, Mino Bimaadiziwin (2017) which was nominated for “Best Short Film” at LA Skins Fest.



(Curator in Paris)

Clara is a programming assistant in a distribution company based in Paris, working with independent films and restoring old ones in order to bring them back to life in movie theaters, festivals and institutions all over the world. She was a short film curator and a documentary curator for the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Edinburgh, where she enjoyed contributing to making African cinema more widely known.




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