New York CineFest will welcome dozens of independent films, short and feature length, to the inaugural year of the international film festival May 13-15 at the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in Chelsea. Films of all genres will be presented, including documentaries.
The in-person celebration will open on May 12 with a red-carpet reception and will cap the festivities with an awards show recognizing excellence in a dozen categories.
Selections will be announced in early April and will include the work of local artists as well as films from many parts of the world. Nightly networking events will offer all filmmakers a chance to connect, support each other, and put a spotlight on the global independent film community.
New York CineFest is the sister festival to the NoHo CineFest in Los Angeles, which has been running since 2014 and has established itself as a major leader in supporting artists.