As I mentioned in my post entitled “and the winner is” I prefer to watch independent films over big blockbusters which is why I get so excited each year for the return of the film festivals around New York. Of course, there are so many ways to see independent film makers at their best, below is a list of the larger festivals that are taking place in the upcoming months.
April 5 – 12th SoHo International Film Festival
April 17 – 28th Tribeca Film Festival
May 11 – 17th United Film Festival
May 20 – 25th Golden Egg Film Festival
June 13 – 20th New York City International Film Festival
June 13 – 23rd LES Film Festival
June 22nd TropFest New York
Summer New York Surf Film Festival
September 18 – 23rd Urbanworld Film Festival
September 20 – 22nd Coney Island Film Festival
October 23 – 27th The Food Film Festival
November 14 – 17 New York City Horror Film Festival
Dates yet to be announced for the New York Bicycle Film Festival
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has its own lineup of film festivals at its theater with films playing year round.
And of course, there are always films showing at each of the museums relative to the exhibit they are showing at the time. There is never a shortage of indoor activities for a rainy day.