This spring, take in some culture on the big screen at one of New York City’s many renowned film festivals. Whether you are an avid film aficionado or are simply in need of some entertainment, you will be able to find something eye-opening or inspiring at one of these famed festivals. We recommend planning in advance and allowing your TOWN Attaché to assist with a fully curated film festival experience. From tickets and VIP access to transportation and dining reservations, your Attaché is on call to make sure that your plans are seamless.
New York International Children’s Film Festival
February 24th through March 19th
Check out this year’s New York International Children’s Film Festival, set to feature approximately 100 films, filmmaker Q&As, parties, premieres and more. The Academy Award-qualifying festival will kick off with the Oscar Nominee “My Life as a Zucchini” and continue with a line-up that is set to cultivate an appreciation for the arts and stimulate discussion among children and their families.
TriBeCa Film Festival
April 19th through 30th
Co-founded by Robert DeNiro, the Tribeca Film Festival is now in its 16th year. This year’s event will feature more than just films, but also new work in virtual reality, television projects, and branded storytelling – included Snapchat!
New Directors/New Films Festival
March 15th through 26th
The New Directors/New Films Festival is celebrating its 46th edition this year, ready to introduce the world to another emerging generation of filmmakers. With an impressive track-record, the festival has discovered talents such as Pedro Almódovar, Laura Poitras and Spike Lee. The event is presented by the MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
New York City International Film Festival
April 3rd through 7th
The New York City International Film Festival showcases some of the world’s best cinematography by established and up-and-coming filmmakers alike. Aside from displaying the films, the festival also works to offer film distribution to enable new international talent to take part.
Brooklyn Film Festival
June 2nd through 11th
The Brooklyn Film Festival strives to create a public forum and to inspire the independent production of films. BFF is both international and competitive and works to garner a reputation for Brooklyn as a leading center for cinema.