The second annual Jalopnik Film Festival opens Wednesday, November 5th with a party at the Classic Car Club Manhattan. On November 6th, there will be a party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at Nitehawk Cinema that will include premieres, cars, music, eating, and drinking. Films screened will include IGNITION, presented with Volvo Cars, in addition to the Official Selection and jury selections.
Some highlights from the Official Selection are:
AYRTON’S WISH by Tamir Moscivici (Spy Films)
A short film about the Senna foundation that shows the legacy of the deceased F1 driver’s generous contributions to the people of Brazil.
Hardigree describes AYRTON’S WISH as “a moving short film about Ayrton Senna that shows, in beautiful detail, just how important the F1 driver’s legacy was to the children of Brazil.”
This will be the film’s world premiere.
APEX: THE STORY OF THE HYPERCAR by J.F. Musial (Tangent Vector)
World premiere sneak preview of APEX: THE STORY OF THE HYPERCAR, the upcoming documentary about the world’s most extreme hypercars from Ferrari, Porsche, Pagani, Koenigsegg and more.
Hardigree says, “J.F. Musial is already one of the most talented directors in the automotive world, as his work with /DRIVE has shown, and we’re proud to be the first people to show his magnus opus to the world. After seeing a few of the mind blowing clips I knew we had to have it for the JFF.”
APEX: THE STORY OF THE HYPERCAR is the first documentary to be shot entirely in Sony 4K high definition. J.F. Musial also has a “Jury Selection” in the festival. Check out the trailer below
These films join the already announced jury selections by judges writer/director/producer and investment professional James Glickenhaus, Bloomberg Television anchor Matt Miller, commercial film director Jeff Zwart, filmmaker Tamir Moscovici, writer and television personality Spike Ferensten, and actor Dax Shepard.
The winners are:
“Nagoya Streets” by Alexander Rosen
“One-Take Porsche Pit-Stop – /DRIVE MOMENT” by /DRIVE “
Regular Car Reviews: 2005 BMW 330Ci” by Regular Cars
“Turbine Truck vs Turbine Chopper- Bonneville” by Ole Schell
“Driving this Ferrari GTO is a Certain Kind of Ecstasy” by Petrolicious
“FY RACING – Oregon Trail Rally 2014” by Alex Tabaczka
“Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels” by Harry Palenberg
This year’s festival will include the short film being produced with Volvo Cars, the seven films above, and the Official Selections.