New York Jewish Film Festival
The New York Jewish Film Festival is the pre-eminent showcase for cinema exploring the diversity of Jewish experience around the world, presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Dance on Camera Festival
The Dance Films Association is the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera. The Dance on Camera Festival is held in early February at Lincoln Center. Since 1971, this festival has connected dance film producers with users and distributors. It encourages dancers to preserve their work on film.
Bronx International Film Festival
The Bronx International Film Festival celebrates the history of film in The Bronx by showcasing promising filmmakers while promoting The Bronx as a cultural destination and Bronx venues, like Lehman Stages, as prominent New York performance spaces. Held Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Studio Theatre at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York WILD Film Festival
The New York WILD Film Festival seeks to inspire appreciation for the planet and concern for its protection. The festival honors filmmakers who through the power of their images and storytelling, promote awareness, educate and foster interest in exploring and protecting the natural world around us. Through compelling, exhilarating films and conversations NY WILD presents an extraordinary opportunity to exchange ideas, affect vital change and celebrate the WILD. This event is held at The Explorer's Club, 46 E. 70th Street. Tickets are sold online.
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival
The Philip K Dick festival was founded by Dan Abella in 2012 as an outlet for independent Science fiction filmmakers to showcase their work. Daniel Abella is a science fiction film maker and producer .
With every ticket for a feature film, you get a free short film block! Showing at The Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003. (212) 529-6998
Winter Film Awards
Independent Film Festival
2016-Winter Film Awards 5th annual INDIE FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 18-26 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 86 films by emerging filmmakers from 26 countries. Free discussion Panels — $5 Animation afternoon —Bloody Thursday all horror all day — daily screenings of fantastic films and free parties every night. Screenings & Discussion Panels @Cinema Village (22 E12th St). Opening Reception @The Attic (251 W48th St) Feb 18 8-11PM, Open Bar 8-9PM. Gala Red Carpet @230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave) Feb 26 8-11PM.
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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
Cinema Village, 22 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
phone: 2122532022, email: email@example.com
SR Socially Relevant Film Festival™ New York, is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) film festival that showcases socially relevant films with human interest stories as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. SR™ believes in promoting positive social change through the powerful medium of cinema. For details on submissions, partner organizations and sponsorship opportunities visit the festival’s website:
The Colombian Film Festival New York
Village East Cinema 181,189 2nd Av New York NY 10003
phone: 9292396929, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colombian Film Festival was founded in Manhattan in October 2012 with the aim of bringing closer and connecting the diaspora of the country to its roots and talent. Gradually, the Festival has evolved and in it the New Yorker and Latin community converge to discover and rediscover stories, landscapes and related sites. The fourth edition of the festival has more than sixteen films of the new Colombian cinema.
New York International Children's Film Festival
During four weekends in the month of March, the Festival invites families to explore the world without leaving NYC — and over 25,000 parents, children, and filmmakers are treated to the best new films for ages 3-18 at venues throughout NYC. Each year, they scour the globe to present a highly selective slate of the best animation, live action, documentary, and experimental film from over 2,500 international submissions.
Fusion Film Festival
The Fusion Film Festival is New York University’s premiere film and television festival dedicated to celebrating women in film, television and new media from student to icon. Fusion was founded in 2003 at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts with the mission of encouraging, promoting and inspiring women filmmakers and the collaboration between the sexes. Every spring, Fusion mounts a multi-day film festival with multiple screenings, industry panels, pitch meetings, master-classes, retrospectives, and student showcases.
Greenpoint Film Festival
The Greenpoint Film Festival is produced by Woven Spaces, Inc, a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization designed to create art/community projects. Founded in 2011, the festival is inspired by the regenerative opportunities in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, once labeled one of the most polluted places in the United States. The themes of renewal and reclamation continue to play a major role in the social and creative fabric of the Greenpoint Film Festival as it constantly expands into a platform for new thinking, as well as a showcase for great art and great film.
New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
Through the poignant medium of film, the Festival provides viewers with an understanding of the rich mosaic culture of Jews from the Middle East and greater Sephardic Diaspora. Contemporary voices steeped in history and tradition are celebrated throughout this week-long series of events, including the bestowal of the Pomegranate Award for Sephardi Artistic Excellence (recipient
to be announced).
New Directors / New Films
The New Directors/New Films festival introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. Throughout its rich history, New Directors has uncovered talents like Pedro Almódovar, Darren Aronofsky, Nicole Holofcener, Spike Lee, Kelly Reichardt, and Steven Spielberg. It is presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
New York Turkish Film Festival
Turkey’s cinema is as rich and complex as is its society, history, and culture, and film opens a unique door into understanding this inspiring country. Believing in the power of cinema to bridge cultures, The American Turkish Society offers this valuable program to a growing audience each year, while also supporting and promoting the filmmakers of Turkey.
Queens World Film Festival
The Queens World Film Festival includes an annual multi day/multi venue festival, youth-oriented educational initiatives and year round screening opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present. The festival screens challenging films representative of quality independent cinema from around the world and around the corner. They are especially interested in maverick filmmakers of any sex, orientation, ethnicity, country, region with a point of view. A great deal of this festival is about bringing people together, so each block is curated and hosted by a QWFF Festival Associate and if a filmmaker is present, there is a Q & A to encourage dialogue.
NYC Drone Film Festival
The Annual New York City Drone Film Festival is held in March. The three-day event features a dynamic slate of interactive panel discussions, guest speakers, screenings of nominated films and the annual awards ceremony. In previous years the festival was held at the Directors Guild of America Theater.
Socially Relevant Film Festival
Documentary, fiction and short films from more than 30 countries are featured in this second annual festival that spotlights global social themes.
Tribeca Film Festival
Annual two-week film festival on screens around New York City. The Tribeca Film Festival takes place in various locations throughout Lower Manhattan, although a great deal of screenings occur at the Tribeca Cinema. A full list of Festival venues and a schedule is available at their official website.
Manhattan Film Festival
The Manhattan Film Festival is dedicated to developing and discovering new ways to help filmmakers pursue a career out of filmmaking. In the process we introduce filmmakers and their work to new and expanding audiences. The festival was founded by independent filmmakers who learned first hand how hard it is to find an independent film an audience. MFF was recently named among “The Coolest Film Festivals in the World″ as well as “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry” by MovieMaker Magazine.
Metropolitan Film Festival of New York
The Metropolitan Film Festival of New York's purpose is to provide exposure for independent writers, producers, directors, etc..... from around the world. They offer 8 film categories that give you the opportunity to be recognized and awarded for your projects. All best winners from each category will be screened at the Producers Club Theater in New York City.
Havana Film Festival
Coming back for it's 17th edition in 2016, the Havana Film Festival NY returns this April 7th-15th with an array of films from Latin American Cinema. Leaving a mark on the multicultural scene in Manhattan, Havana Film Festival continues to better and broaden the “vision of Latino culture” by embracing talents from Latin America, The Carribeans and the United States. This year’s line up includes can,t miss classics, premieres and features from Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Kicking off the festival is the N.Y. premier of critically-acclaimed, independent Cuban film, “El Acompanate”. Starring Latin American Grammy winner, Yotuel Romero and directed by Latin America’s most influential director, Pavel Giroud, the film narrates the friendship of two men during the AIDS epidemic in late 1980s Havana.
NYC Independent Film Festival
The NYC Indie Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers, the 6th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival is the place to be April 27 - May 1, 2016. The festival strives to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and fans. We will be screening the best indie films and offering panels, classes, seminars and discussion groups as well as opportunities for the filmmakers and fans to mingle and network.
New York Indian Film Festival
The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is the oldest, most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Indian subcontinent in the Independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres. Seven days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremony, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain & educate North Americans about the real India, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City.
Workers Unite Film Festival
The Workers Unite Film Festival aims to feature student and professional films from the United States and around the world. These films highlight and publicize the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. We hope to illuminate, educate and motivate audiences to take action. In these last few years, unprecedented attacks have been launched against unions and workers’ federally mandated rights to organize, by well-funded corporate lobbies such as ALEC. Despite these well organized campaigns, workers continue to courageously challenge these attacks by raising their voices with determination and with unity.
Brooklyn Film Festival
The Brooklyn Film Festival is an International, competitive festival with a mission to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. This Festival draws worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema and encourages the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking. Screenings are held at several venues within Brooklyn.
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival
The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is an annual event, featuring contemporary Bosnian- Herzegovinian cinematography and films with Bosnia and Herzegovina as their theme. Since its founding in 2003, the BHFF has gained a reputation as an important showcase that provides a platform for the exposure of up-and-coming and internationally-renowned filmmakers, thus contributing to a greater understanding of this country, its diverse culture and history.
Columbia University Film Festival
Each May, Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program presents its Film Festival, a week-long program of screenings, screenplay and teleplay readings and special panels in New York. This is the culminating event for the university's film students. Since 1987, the festival has become a true Columbia tradition, including several days of screenings, panels and events in both New York and Los Angeles. Audiences have the opportunity to see stories from across the globe, reflecting the diversity of the students.
New York African Film Festival
African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) was founded in 1990. Its flagship program, the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) launched in 1993. This program takes place annually in collaboration with Film Society of Lincoln Center, Maysles Cinema Institute, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Whenever possible, NYAFF invites filmmakers to New York City to present their work and hold post-screening discussions with a wide range of audiences. Round-table forums also allow African filmmakers to connect with film industry professionals and media scholars in the USA.
SOHO International Film Festival
SohoFilmFest celebrates cutting-edge digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces. By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from America and across the globe, we expect to draw audiences to NYC, known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication. It is our way of helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself.
New York International Short Film Festival
The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) held annually at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City.
kidsfilmfest's mission is to discover, expose, and promote children's filmmakers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn. kidsfilmfest is an exciting, new initiative of the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF). Tailored for children of all ages (films are rated "G"), it consists of numerous short animation, live-action and documentary films. A Q & A with the filmmakers and a filmmakers workshop usually follows our programs.
The People's Film Festival
The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) is a 4-Day annual film festival designed to showcase the best in independent films from around the world. The festival features screenings from emerging producers, videographers, and filmmakers from all over the world, reflecting both traditional and avant-garde style films, with an emphasis on films that integrate multiple digital platforms using today’s new media & technology.
The People’s Film Festival, which is held in Harlem, NY—which is known for its rich vibrant culture, historic landmarks, great music, literature, arts and entertainment—also collectively known as The Harlem Renaissance, but the synergistic atmosphere in which filmmakers and filmgoers alike come comeback year after year to actively share information, break bread and build relationships.
BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL
The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. BFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization.
York City International Film Festival
The New York City International Film Festival will hold its
seventh annual event in 2016. This year's festival
will screen 125+ anticipated films at elite venues
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Weekly Summer al fresco evening movie series of classic films in a Midtown setting.
Dominican Film Festival
Columbia University Medical Center
650 West 168th Street Alumni Auditorium New York, NY 10032
phone: 212-390-1706, email: email@example.com
The annual Dominican Film Festival celebrates the best in Dominican Cinema with the goal to enrich the artistic experience of New York's diverse cultural audience.
New York Asian Film Festival
Since 2002, the annual New York Asian Film Festival has connected New York’s most passionate film lovers with the most exciting films, directors, and actors from Asia. The Festival is firmly established as North America’s leading festival of popular Asian cinema, and one of the most popular summer events in New York City.
Lower East Side Film Festival
The Lower East Side Film Festival aims to create a special experience for both filmmaker and audience through amazing events, neighborhood engagement, free industry panels, and film screenings of the best and brightest up and coming filmmaking talent.
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Weekly Summer al fresco evening movie series of classic films in a Midtown setting.
Asian American Film Festival
Asian CineVision is the
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Although titled "Harlem Week", this festival covers actually several weeks in July and August. Harlem Week promotes and celebrates what Harlem was, is and will be. It is a series of events throughout the summer, that bring together all age groups and cultures to celebrate the unique and diverse essence of Harlem. This celebration offers over 100 events, including concerts, film festivals, sporting events, youth programs and activities, fashion shows and so much more. This event attracts approximately 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world.
Long Island International Film Expo
The Long Island Film / TV Foundation and the Nassau County Film Commission sponsors this International Film Expo at the Bellmore Movies Theater each July. Past festivals have hosted from 100 - 170 short and feature-length independent films from all over the globe during this week long film festival. Many celebrities attend this week-long event.
New York Musical Theatre Festival
Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created – to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon. The first Festival, staged in 2004, featured over thirty new fully staged full-length musicals and was met with critical and popular acclaim. Since then, the musicals and artists introduced at NYMF have, in turn, gone on to further successes on and Off-Broadway, across the country, and around the globe – reaching literally millions of theatergoers worldwide.
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Weekly Summer al fresco evening movie series of classic films in a Midtown setting.
Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
Each year in August, the Central Park Conservancy hosts a week of free evening film screenings. The festival is held just north of the Sheep Meadow, between Sheep Meadow and 72nd Street. Guests often bring a picnic, and don't forget your blanket. All screenings are open captioned. The event is free and all films are shown rain or shine.
Revolution Me Film Festival
Revolution Me Film Festival wants the new emerging filmmakers to come together and change the world. We need more diversity, we need more voices, we need more women behind the camera and sitting on the directors chair. This film festival is open to ALL!
Revolution Me Film Festival will be taking place August 19-21 of 2016 in Brooklyn, New York at 17 Frost Theater of the Arts.
Harlem International Film Festival
Celebrating the art of cinema in the home of the Harlem Renaissance, The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) inspires and entertains by honoring dynamic films by anyone about anything under the sun. Conceived from the belief that we all have unique experiences and perspectives to share, the Festival actively seeks and exhibits fresh work.
Motorcycle Film Festival
In just 4 short years, The MFF has become an internationally recognized film festival setting the bar for the best motorcycle films the world has to offer. It is by and for motorcyclists and the love of two wheels.
The 2016 festival will be held in Brooklyn, New York at The Gutter at 200 N 14th St., September 14–17, 2016. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Film Festival
Two week film festival at various local theatres beginning in late September.
Venues include Lincoln Center, Walter Reed Theatre & two Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center theatres.
Urbanworld Film Festival
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Coney Island Film Festival
The Coney Island Film Festival has been named one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals" and "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" by MovieMaker Magazine. This Film Festival screens a truly eclectic range of films from the U.S. and all over the world and, much to the delight of audiences, features a number of "made in Coney Island" productions each year. All screenings are held inside Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online or at The Coney Island USA Gift Shop/Box Office, or call 718-372-5159 during the festival dates. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as many programs sell out prior to the festival dates.
IFP Independent Film Week
Founded in 1979, IFP is the largest and oldest not-for-profit dedicated to independent film. IFP’s Independent Film Week is a one-of-a-kind event that brings the international film and media community to New York City to celebrate diversity in storytelling, advocate for the most exciting new work being produced and introduce new voices on the independent scene. Filmmakers, content creators, innovators, and audiences come out in force to experience first-hand the myriad of career-sustaining opportunities IFP provides the international film and media community.
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums and Universities for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.
Architecture and Design Film Festival
The Architecture and Design film festival celebrating the creative spirit of architecture and design. An exciting selection of films, including feature-length films, documentaries and shorts will engage the audience with how architects and designers think, work and create. The films profile visionary architects, the creative design process, environmental issues and the brilliant designs that we see and use every day. The program includes conversations with filmmakers, architects and designers.
NYC Independent Film
The NYC Indie Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a weekend long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers.
Hamptons International Film Festival
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to its audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. The Festival, with an impassioned and uniquely influential audience, attracts over 25,000 visitors to theaters across the picturesque New York communities of East Hampton, Southampton, Montauk, and Sag Harbor.
New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Through the New York LGBT film festival, presented annually since 1988, and year-round programming, NewFest celebrates fine domestic and international film as part of its mission to break through closet doors and glass ceilings everywhere. NewFest’s programming includes the annual NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, one of the most comprehensive showcases of international LGBT film in the world as well as year-round filmmaker and screening events.
Reel Recovery Film Festival
The REEL Recovery Film Festival is a multi-day event celebrating film, the arts, writing and creativity. They showcase filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. The festival screenings include an eclectic lineup of contemporary and classic films, documentaries and shorts from American and international, first-time filmmakers and industry veterans.
New York Television Festival
Founded in 2005, The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands.
Year-round submission opportunities for TV and digital development culminate at the annual New York Television Festival each fall, uniting indie creators, industry decision-makers, and TV fans alike.
NYC Movie and Film Festival
Now in its 10th year, The Food Film Festival is a multi-day, competitive, film festival held each October in NYC. The Official Selections for this festival have become the benchmark of independent food-filmmaking as an art form. Each year, Official Selections are chosen by The Food Film Festival Selection Committee and screened to guests as a part of our gastronomically awe-inspiring events. After being judged by a panel of Food and Film industry tastemakers, awards are presented in 7 categories:
Best Feature Film / Best Short Film / Best Super-Short Film / Best Food Porn Film
Audience Choice / The Made in New York Award / The Food Filmmaker of the Year Award
African Diaspora Film Festival
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is proud of its history of firsts in presenting, interpreting and educating about films from throughout the world that depict the lives of people from Africa and the African Diaspora. The festival features world and US premieres, recent popular titles, classic movies, foreign and independent releases. The festival begins every year on the last Friday of the month of November during the Thanksgiving weekend and runs for eighteen days. The Festival is held at various locations in Manhattan.
NYC Horror Film Festival
The NYCHFF is a four day long event that takes place each November at venues throughout New York City. The NYCHFF has grown to be a world recognized event, with industry, filmmakers, and press attention from around the globe.The Hein Family is committed to keeping the festival alive in memory of the truly missed and loved founder Michael J Hein.
Big Apple Film Festival
The Big Apple Film Festival takes place annually in the heart of the greatest city in the world. The BAFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world
South Asian International Film Festival
The South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) is the largest film premiere destination for South Asian/Indian filmmakers in the United States. SAIFF was founded in New York City due to the lack of support for many emerging filmmakers and the overall underrepresentation of Indian cinema in a capital that is recognized by the world as the birthplace of independent filmmaking. The Festival is committed to exhibiting films from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal) and within the Indian Diaspora. With a focus on dynamic, visionary cinema, SAIFF annually creates unprecedented exposure for filmmakers and unparallel experiences for its attendees.