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Film Festivals Blossom in April

April 2, 2012 - This month, local film festivals will take on an international and inclusive flair while another festival calls for submissions.

Havana Film Festival New York
The Havana Film Festival New York seeks to introduce its audience to prominent and emerging filmmakers by showcasing the latest award-winning films and classics from and about Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. Latino community. This year's festival features films from 13 countries and runs from April 12-20. To learn more, visit

Soho International Film Festival
SohoFilmFest honors cutting edge film technology and traditional forms of storytelling. Taking place April 13-20 at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, this year’s festival features documentaries from countries around the world. For more information, visit

Sprout Film Festival
By presenting films of artistry and intellect, the Sprout Film Festival hopes to reinforce accurate portrayals of people with developmental disabilities and expose the general public to important issues facing this population. This year’s NYC event will take place Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. To learn more visit

Call for Submissions: the Northside Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Film Competition
Submissions are now open for the Northside Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Film Competition, part of Northside Film. The winning feature film will be awarded a $500 cash prize, while the winning short film will be awarded a $250 cash prize. The feature and short will be screened together at a premiere engagement at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, followed by a party celebrating the award-winning filmmakers and their crew. The deadline for the open call is April 15. To learn more, visit
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