Film Festivals Celebrate the Big Apple

November 4, 2013 - Film festivals in November celebrate New York City’s rich diversity.

Big Apple Film Festival
The 10th Annual Big Apple Film Festival screens a variety of specially selected films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional selections from across the country and around the world. The festival, taking place from November 6-10, includes New York City premieres, interactive panel discussions with industry professionals and networking parties. For a full schedule, visit

Urban Action Showcase
The Urban Action Showcase is a three day independent action film festival, featuring a showcase, action script/comic book competition and Urban Action Expo, premiering minority filmmakers specifically in the action film genre. Taking place at HBO, AMC Theaters and the NY Hilton in NYC November 8-10, the Urban Action Showcase advocates minority actors, filmmakers, producers and industry professionals of the action film genre through workshops, panel discussion, screenings and events. To learn more, visit

International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival
The mission of the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is to encourage narrative and documentary filmmaking for the purposes of archiving the continuous presence, development and contributions of Puerto Ricans to the global community. Running from November 13-17, the festival seeks to assist artists connect to the larger Puerto Rican community and serve as a catalyst for development through the arts and culture. For more information, visit

DOC NYC has become one of the largest documentary festivals with over 130 films and events and over 100 special guests. The festival aims to cultivate new audiences, expand distribution for documentary storytellers and guide audiences to inspiring work. DOC NYC runs from November 14-21. For more information, visit

African Diaspora International Film Festival
The African Diaspora International Film Festival presents an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world. This year’s festival begins November 29 and runs until December 15. For a complete schedule, visit
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