August 2, 2010 - There are plenty of opportunities to catch a film as various festivals, focusing on movies from around the world, take place in August throughout the City.
New York City International Film Festival
Featuring 118 film premieres from six continents and twenty-seven counties, the first annual New York City International Film Festival kicks off on August 12. The films showcased will include narratives, documentaries, animations, horror films, and music videos. For more information, visit www.nyciff.com.
The International Documentary Association Presents Docuweeks, a presentation of the best and most talked about documentaries of the season. The series runs until August 19 at the IFC Center. For more information, visit www.documentary.org/docuweeks2010.
American Cinematic Experience Festival
Running from August 20-28, ACEFEST focuses on short films and features made exclusively in the United States by American filmmakers. The festival prides itself on providing a nurturing forum for domestic film and video. For more information, visit www.acefest.com.
Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival
Taking place throughout August, the Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival will screen short films submitted by both emerging and established New York City Latino filmmakers, along with those of filmmakers from Latino countries around the world. For more information, visit www.loisaidacortos.com/en/index.html.