Take advantage of these film fests in NYC!

1 11 2011

This November, local film festivals will explore wildly different worlds – from snow sports to South Asian cinema.

Big Apple Film Festival From November 1-6, the Big Apple Film Festival will feature high quality films from the New York City independent film community. The festival also presents awards for achievement in filmmaking, screenwriting and acting. For a complete schedule, visit bigapplefilmfestival.com.

South Asian International Film Festival The South Asian International Film Festival is committed to showcasing dynamic new voices in South Asian cinema. From November 9-15, the festival will present full-length films, shorts and documentaries in a variety of genres. For more information, visit saiff.org.

Snow Film Fest NYC Snow Film Fest NYC’s mission is to celebrate the diversity of the snow lifestyle by bringing varied perspectives of snow to a wide audience. Taking place November 10-12, the festival will showcase a wide range of short and feature films as well as Q&A sessions with notable snow athletes. Visit snowfilmfestnyc.com for more info.

chashama Film Festival The chashama Film Festival features work by international artists addressing social, political and cultural issues. From November 10-13, this non-profit festival will present documentaries, features and shorts, as well as discussions with filmmakers. For more information, visit chafilmfest.com/2011.

African American Women in Cinema Film Festival The African American Women in Cinema Film Festival provides a platform for the vibrant work of minority women filmmakers. From November 17-19, this year’s festival will shine a spotlight on talented women from all over the world. For further details, visit aawic.org.

Also, if you are a female filmmaker, check out the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, a new event that will take place in Brooklyn in March 2012, has opened its call for entries. The festival seeks compelling features, shorts, documentaries, animation and music videos in which a woman filmmaker plays a key role. In order for a film to qualify, a woman must have served as a director, writer, producer, director of photography or lead animator on the film.

Brooklyn Girl Film Festival seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world. Its goal is to strengthen the community of women filmmakers. The festival will showcase films from around the globe.

For more information, visit brooklyngirlfilmfest.com. The regular deadline is December 3, 2011.

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