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As the Temperatures Cool, Film Festivals Heat up

September 4, 2012 - This September brings a variety of film festivals around town.

New York International Film and Video Festival
The New York International Film and Video Festival is one of the world’s largest competitive independent film events. Entries range from established filmmakers to complete novices. NYIFVF celebrates its 19th year this September 10-17. For more information, visit

Moondance International Film Festival
Taking place September 13-15, the Moondance International Film Festival’s primary goal is to present films and scripts which have the power to raise awareness about vital social issues, educating writers and filmmakers, as well as film festival audiences and inspiring them to take positive action. As part of the festivak, there will be screenings, networking parties, writing and film workshops and more. For more information, visit

Urbanworld® Film Festival
The 16th Annual Urbanworld® Film Festival takes place in New York City, September 19-23. This five-day festival brings together content creators and film enthusiasts to enjoy narrative features, documentaries and short films, as well as live staged screenplay readings and Urbanworld® Digital panels focused on innovations in financing and distributing content. Visit to view the slate of films screening this year.

Greenpoint Film Festival
The 2012 Greenpoint Film Festival brings a wide array of contemporary narrative, documentary and experimental film to Brooklyn from September 20-23, featuring competitive submissions and special programs assembled by leading film curators. For additional details, visit

Coney Island Film Festival
Celebrating its carny-culture connection, the Coney Island Film Festival screens its films at the legendary Sideshows by the Seashore Theater and the Coney Island Museum. The mission of this festival is to raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USE and to present an engaging and entertaining program of films in the heart of Brooklyn’s most storied neighborhood. The 12th annual CIFF runs from September 21-23; for more information, visit

New York Film Festival
September closes with one of New York’s most historic festivals. Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival enters its 50th year of preeminence in the film festival circuit. This highly competitive event continues to be a platform for the world’s most prolific filmmakers. This year’s festival, which runs from September 28-October 14, will open with the world premiere of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and close with Robert Zemeckis’ Flight. For ticket and scheduling information, visit

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