Festival of Cinema NYC

Fest of Cine NYC // Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

3rd edition

Aug 02 - Aug 11, 2019
New York, NY, United States

Open Call Oct 01, 2018 - Mar 10, 2019  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description Formerly known as Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, Festival of Cinema NYC returns for it's third year and will be taking place from August 2 to August 11, 2019!

Now bigger and better than before, Festival of Cinema NYC is sponsored by the Queens Museum, and Regal Entertainment Group – the 2nd largest theater chain in the United States. Screenings take place at the Regal UA Midway in Forest Hills, Queens, where our films are projected on grand screens with state of the art sound and projection. Additionally, attendees experience each screening in the comfort of the theaters recliner seats.

Over at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, filmmakers and festival guests can take advantage of free programming, industry panels, workshops, and additional screenings.

The support of these established organizations allows Festival of Cinema NYC to bring truly Independent cinema to mainstream audiences, breaking the stereotypes that are often associated with lower budget independent films.

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as an event that New Yorkers are “taking note of,” and with coverage in major media including The New York Times, The Huffington Post and Time Out New York, Festival of Cinema NYC aims to put Independent filmmakers in the spotlight by offering opportunities like no other independent film festival. Our publicity team works to get the most news and media coverage for as many of our films as possible. In the past our filmmakers have been spotlighted on such news media as Page Six and NY1 News on Spectrum Time Warner. Further promotional opportunities available to our filmmakers include participation on the Festival Talks Daily Podcasts, Red Carpet interviews, as well as opportunities for filmmakers to participate on filmmaker panels to discuss the challenges faced in the independent film industry.

This year we are honored to partner with a variety of local and international sponsors who will be presenting panels and workshops. Sponsors include The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, SAG-AFTRA, Moviemaker Magazine, Variety 411, Final Draft, Simple DCP, Soundview Media Partners, Synimatica, The Acting Studio NYC, Seed & Spark, Yelp and Big City Graphics. Plus, every filmmaker that submits their film(s) will automatically receive a one year subscription to Videomaker Magazine, a leading subscription service that focuses on guiding independent filmmakers with online tutorials and publications (a $20 value). In addition, all selected filmmakers will receive Full Access film badges that allow entry to all screenings and networking events, as well as the latest edition of Variety 411 (choice of NY or LA edition.)

Festival of Cinema NYC is a competitive festival that accepts films and media of all lengths, genres and subjects. Awards in over 15 categories include Best Feature and Short Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Music Video & Experimental, and Best Web Series. Audience choice for Feature and Short film are also awarded. Winners can expect to walk away with an amazing custom statuette as well as over $15,000 in prizes being offered from some of our amazing sponsors.

Our festival hosts panels and workshops that strongly appeal to filmmakers. Subjects including distribution and production resources, as well as workshops by industry leaders such as Sag-Aftra and Seed & Spark have been very popular amongst our filmmakers and attendees. Past panelists and Jury Board members have included Anna Garduno, Executive Producer at Netflix; Charles E. Williams, two time Emmy award winner at CBS; and Doug LeClaire, founder of Asbury Shorts USA.

We want this to be an amazing experience for everyone that attends - so filmmakers and attendees can expect networking events that include Karaoke, Trivia night, Comedy Night, an Billiards Night and After Parties taking place throughout the area, hosted by our wonderful sponsors!
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Festival website http://www.kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com

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Contact person Jayson Simba
Address Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
60 1 ave
apt 12C
10009 Manhattan
New York
United States
Phone 9292785432
Email info@kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com