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Film Festivals Featuring Every Genre Flourish in June


Crowds gather for the NYC Food Film Festival. Photo courtesy of the festival.

June 2, 2010 - In June, a multitude of film festivals will take place in New York showcasing both local and international filmmakers.

Staten Island Film Festival
The Staten Island Film Festival is an international film festival that will feature over 50 short films beginning on June 2-6. Screenings will take place at both the St. George Theater and the College of Staten Island. The SINY Film Fest was conceived by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC). For more information, visit http://www.sifilmfestival.org/.

New Fest, New York LGBT Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
From June 3 to June 13, the New Fest, the New York LGBT Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, one of the most comprehensive forums of international LGBT film/video in the world, will take place. The New Festival, Inc is a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to showcasing the newest and best LGBT media for the greater New York metropolitan area. This year’s festival will be presented by Marc Jacobs and will feature over 25 films at the SVA Theatre. For a complete schedule, visit http://newfest.org.

Brooklyn International Film Festival
The 13th Annual Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) will run from June 4-13 at indieScreen and Brooklyn Heights Cinema. This competitive event will present over 100 film premieres. BiFF’s mission is to “discover, expose, and promote independent filmmakers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema.” To learn more, visit http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/festival/.

BAMcinemaFEST
Beginning on June 9, the 12-day festival features sixteen New York premieres and a US premiere, showcasing emerging voices in American independent and international cinema as well as repertory favorites. Academy Award-winning actress and BAM Cinema Club Chair Marisa Tomei and Academy Award-nominated actor John C. Reilly will appear in person on June 9 to celebrate the opening night of the festival. For a full schedule, visit http://www.bam.org/BAMcinematek.

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
The 21st annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival will take place from June 10-June 24. Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. The New York festival has been co-presented since 1994 by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and will screen at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater. Thirty films from 25 countries will be shown, and 28 New York Premieres will take place during the festival. To learn more, visit http://www.hrw.org/en/iff/new-york.

NYC Food Film Festival
NYC Food Film Festival will run from June 23 to June 27. It will include 29 food films and various events. The NYC Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in six categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Super-Short, Best Film Made In New York, Food Filmmaker of the Year and the Audience Choice Award. Events include The Great New York City Shuck ‘N Suck Contest with all you can eat oysters and the World’s First Food Truck Drive in Movie with the largest collection of food trucks in one place in New York City. To learn more, visit http://www.nycfoodfilmfestival.com.


Additional festivals in June include:

KidsFilmFest
 (June 12-13)
Visit http://www.kidsfilmfest.org/events/ for more information.

Bicycle Film Festival (June 16-20).
For more information, visit http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/new-york/.

Bronx International Film Festival (June 17-19).
For a complete schedule, visit http://www.bronxstage.com/.

New York Asian Film Festival (June 25 to July 8)
Visit http://subwaycinemanews.com/archives/category/nyaff for more information.

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