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Film Festivals Spring up in May

May 2, 2012 - An assortment of different film festivals will take place in the City throughout the month.

New York African Film Festival
The 2012 New York African Film Festival is a two-month multi-venue event in New York City exploring notions of home and homeland through films and their protagonists. A select group of features, shorts and documentaries, as well as experimental films and archival footage, will be presented alongside supplementary programs aimed at a broader exploration of the festival’s themes. To learn more, visit africanfilmny.org.

Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival
This year’s Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival will screen 16 short, feature and documentary films. Taking place May 3-5 at Tribeca Cinemas, the festival reflects the diversity of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian experience. Filmmaker Q&A after select screenings will help provide context. All films have English subtitles. For more information, visit bhffnyc.org.

Columbia University Film Festival
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-present the 25th Anniversary of the Columbia University Film Festival, a week-long program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events in New York. The festival, which runs from May 4-10, will open with a celebration featuring a selection of the best student short films representing the past 25 years, presented by esteemed alumni of the program. For a complete schedule, visit cufilmfest.com.

NYC Mental Health Film Festival
The 8th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival brings awareness to mental health issues through positive depictions in film. This year’s theme is police-mental health community relations. The event, which takes place on May 5, includes Q&A with filmmakers, audience discussions and a free lunch. To learn more, visit nycmentalhealthfilmfestival.com.

New York Indian Film Festival
The 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival is North America's oldest and most prestigious destination for feature films, documentaries and shorts from and about the Indian subcontinent. The festival, which takes place from May 23-27, offers an opportunity to experience the rich and diverse film cultures of the Indian subcontinent through a mix of film screenings, discussions, industry panels, nightly parties, an awards ceremony and gala red carpet events. To learn more, visit iaac.us/NYIFF2012.  
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