Josh Radnor’s Sundance hit happythankyoumoreplease and new IFC acquisition Mercy from Patrick Hoelck bookend the 15th Annual Gen Art Film Festival in New York.
Set to run from April 7-13, the event’s line-up includes Sebastian Gutierrez’ Elektra Luxx, Adrian Grenier’s Teenage Paparazzo (pictured), which also screened at Sundance, and James Keach’s Waiting For Forever.
“Our programming process uncovered perhaps the most promising batch of new films in years,” Film division senior vice president Jeffrey Abramson said. “In celebration of our 15th year, we have curated a slate that is perfect for our core Gen Art audience of young, thoughtful tastemakers who seek to satiate their hunger for culture through support of new talent.”
The festival presents prizes in three categories. The Acura Grand Jury Award is given to both a feature and a short, along with $10,000 and $5,000 prizes, respectively. The Stargazer Award honours breakout talent for excellence in acting, while the Gen Art Film Festival Audience Award is presented for Best Feature and Best Short.