Film Festivals Get ‘Reel’

October 9, 2013 - Film festivals showcase new and emerging talent from a variety of fields in October.

Imagine Science Film Festival
The 6th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival includes screenings, panels and events taking place October 11-18 at various venues around the City. This year will focus on the theme of data visualization and will explore topics including genetics, astronomy and computation art. Visit for additional information.

Reel Sisters
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series returns to downtown Brooklyn October 12-13 with features, shorts, narratives and documentaries by women of color from around the world. A “Books-to-Screen” workshop will also take place as well as “Using Film in the Classroom,” a panel discussion on women documentary filmmakers and more. For more information, visit

Mead Film Festival
The 2013 Margaret Mead Film Festival will screen 39 films and host special events and performances from October 17 through October 20. The festival encompasses a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction, which tackles diverse and challenging subjects. For additional info, visit

Food Film Festival
The 7th Annual NYC Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in multiple categories including: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Super-Short, Best Food Porn, Food Filmmaker of the Year and the Audience Choice Award. The festival runs from October 23-27. Visit for a complete schedule.

Chelsea Film Festival
The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of global issues. Running from October 24-27, the festival includes screenings of independent shorts, feature-lengths and documentaries from emerging directors and Q&A sessions. For more info, visit

Call for Entries: Brooklyn Girl Film Festival 2014
The 3rd Annual Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, March 27-29, 2014 is now open for submissions. Brooklyn Girl Film Festival’s mission is to showcase the work of women filmmakers from around the world, and bring these artists together for networking in a fun, informative and supportive environment. Films are sought in which a woman plays a key role as a director, writer, or lead animator. Features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, experimental and animated works are all considered; regular submissions are due December 7. For more info, visit



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