“Uncommonly bold blend of curatorial adventurousness and cultural excavation” - Joshua Rothkopf (Time Out New York)
Seagull Films is New York based independent company which provides unconventional programming and distribution for international independent, innovative and art cinema. The company presents its carefully curated thematic showcases as well as individual titles at the premiering international film festivals and highly reputable art houses, cinematheques, film societies, museums and art centers world wide.
With the experience and body of work in the US, Asia, Europe, Russia & Africa and the extensive list of critically acclaimed projects on its resume Seagull Films became a unique industry player that advocates for creative originality, artistic integrity and innovative approach in cinema. The company is committed to making social, cultural and educational impact on global scale.
The roster of Seagull Films circuit includes: the Film Society of Lincoln Center; New York Film Festival; Toronto IFF and its BellLightbox; the National Gallery of Arts in Washington, DC; Durban Film Festival, South Africa; Austrian and Danish Film Museums; Berlin Film Festival; Harvard Films Archive; Australian Museum of the Moving Image; The Film Society of San Francisco; San Francisco Film Festival; Nantes Film Festival of 3 Continents among many others.
In addition to programming and distribution, Seagull Films services independent filmmakers/producers providing worldwide festivals placement, creating strategies for marketing and niche distribution. Latest projects include productions of an award winning LOUVERTURE FILMS'.
In the time of rapidly changing technology, challenged by growing tendencies of individual film consumption Seagull Films continues its dedication to preserve cinema through restoration showcasing films on a big screen in their optimal viewing resolution.
"It is truly important to keep promoting and celebrating cinema as the form of visual art as well as its collective experience of exhibition. Looking up onto the screen we always get elevated" - Alla Verlotsky, founder, president.