Cinémonde is a smart, elegant private film series in New York City with screenings of thought-provoking films throughout the year, including discussions between our participants and guest filmmakers.

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Cinémonde Film Series

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"Every selection has a unique signature. They are more literary than cinematic, but that can be refeshing in a film world where everything has an explosion or a murder. So here is a toast to you!" Tony Zaza, writer.

"Thank you so much for all you do to bring these films into our home…we cherish each and every one that you have presented." Connie & Jerry Mitchko

"Thanks, we saw the film and the panel. Excellent. Looking forward to future Cinemonde events." Seth Perlman, Attorney-at-Law, NYC

"Your virtual event was great fun. Smart guys!" John Macilroy, Co-author, NOT EXACTLY ROCKET SCIENTISTS.

"Thank you so much for including us in such a special night. We enjoyed the films very much and also met some wonderful and fascinating people. Thank you for your great work in making our planet a happier and better place." Caroline Phipps, Exploring Inner Elegance

"Merci and thank you for screening ALMOST PARIS at Cinemonde! What an incredible, unforgettable experience! Looking forward to being there again soon." Wally Marzano-Lesnevich, Actor/Screenwriter/Producer of ALMOST PARIS

"Many thanks for having me at Cinemonde Soiree #56. I had a wonderful time. I liked the American feature very much, especially the performances. I was intrigued by the short from Iran as well. Again, thank you for a special evening." Kathleen Carroll, Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Film Forum, Movie Critic, 1962-1992, New York Daily News

"Thank you for a wonderful evening last night! Last night’s audiences was one of the best I’ve been able to interact with and I’m incredibly grateful for that opportunity. Robin Takao D'Oench, writer/director of TADAIMA

"Thank you for a wonderful evening. I love what you are doing and Cinemonde is such an excellent idea." Dev Benegal, Director of "ROAD MOVIE"

"Thank you so much for inviting us to such an amazing event! We had a great time and look forward to attending again." Roupen Aslanian, Investment Banker

"Just wanted to let you know that Fátima and I very much enjoyed the soiree last night. Apart from the fact that Fátima had a lead role in the film, we have developed a strong appreciation for the many people around the world who support independent film through festivals and screenings. Thanks for hosting the event. " Jack Ptacek, MFP Enterprises, Inc. (father of actress Fátima Ptacek from A LITTLE GAME)

"I just wanted to thank you again for your hospitality last night.  It was a treat for me to experience Cinemonde and I look forward to upcoming events. " Helene Kidary, Executive Vice President, VoIPX International, Inc.

"Congratulations! It was a delightful evening. Your institution is a secret cultural center in NYC. I loved the wine, the food and the people. And Julia Stiles surprise appearance made it a very memorable evening!"
Prof. Laszlo Santha, New York University

"I just wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful time at Cinemonde! I enjoyed myself so much and met so many wonderful people! Keep me posted on the next event, as I definitely want to be there!"
Amy Rivard, Singer/Songwriter with "The Highland Divas"

"Your salon is the gold standard by which all such events should be judged."
Dr. S. M. Sadio

"A quick note to let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed your event and the powerful film you screened. We met so many nice people and would really like to continue coming to these events, and look forward to seeing more great films that you bring our way."
Zel Bianco, President/CEO, Interactive Edge

"Another great night! What a great program you have. Please keep me on your mailing list."
James Salzano, professional photographer

"I want to thank you for a wonderful evening at Cinémonde. It's not often that a group of such intelligent and talented people can gather so intimately to appreciate film. It was an honor to have been a part of it. It was the first time my work has been screened in front of a true audience and I couldn't have asked for a better venue than with you at Cinémonde." Zijian Yan, writer/director, THE GLITCH

"I really enjoyed the film last night and had the chance to talk with some interesting, very nice people. It's a wonderful series you're doing. I thank you so much for including me."
Judith Lit, Producer-Director, Terra Productions

"Thank you so much! Had great fun last night. Was an incredible event that I have great interest in continuing to attend."
Lisa Rogers, CEO of Luxx Chocolat

"Thank you very much for the Cinémonde evening. I had such a great time, met some interesting people, made some very interesting new contacts, and saw a great new film."
Robin Woods, Attorney at Law, International Media Specialist

"Thank you for such a wonderful evening. It was a pleasure and I hope I can make it to another soiree some time."
Andrew Nelson, Film Student, Columbia University Masters Program

"Thanks for fun evening!"
Hon. Emily Jane Goodman, NY Supreme Court

"I wanted to thank you for your wonderful program. Your Cinemonde evening made a most marvelous impact on my shores.The cocktails and Scandinavian foods (many of my family are from Norway) were delightful.The films were both thought provoking and very moving."
Vera Stromsted, Design Stylist

"What a fun crowd and wonderful evening of film. When is the next one scheduled?" 
Peter Cascone, Executive Producer, 4-D Creative Media

"That is the most fun I have had at the theatre since the days of Carnagie Hall Cinema and Bleeker Street Cinema!"
Michael Lebron, conceptual-politico-art-activist

"I just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of those who thoroughly enjoyed Cinemonde and to say thank you for hosting the event. The movies were fantastic! And the Q&A was exciting and stimulating. It was insightful to hear from the producer; from the director; from the stars... I look forward to seeing you at a future Soiree."
Michael B. Rosenblatt, Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Counsel
NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal, Office of Rent Administration

"Thanks for such a great night! We completely enjoyed ourselves, loved the short, and really rocked to the feature, and got a big kick out of the Q&A. Of course this a.m., we thought of more questions... Always, right? You have created a terrific program and we look forward to coming down for more of your great Cinemonde Soirees!"
Cynthia C. Bilder, A Writer for All Reasons, Seadove Productions

"The Cinemonde Soiree I attended was packed to the brim with cinema lovers who embraced the venue and will undoubtedly spread the word virally about the brand, the quality of the entertainment, the venue, and the sponsors who brought it to life. There were world-class thought leaders, photographers, musicians, film & music producers, designers, artists, writers, actors, directors and film reviewers in the audience. It was a spectacular event..." Neal Marshad, CEO & President, Marshad Enterprises, Inc.

"The night was a lot of fun! It was a cool crowd. The films were both great, and the drinks and food plentiful and tasty. I love my vodka so it was a nice treat to see Chopin. The short was really great and the feature was awesome! Bravo!"
Scott G Pobiner, Assistant Professor, Design & Management, Parsons/The New School for Design