5th Annual Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival

Friday, November 10 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm
at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

The Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival features youth-produced films – narrative, animation, experimental and documentary – from the Hudson Valley  and around the world. This teen showcase encourages youth creativity, invigorates our local community through the arts, and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of media-makers.

This year’s event includes an Interactive Opening Reception before the start of the showcase, along with a Q&A panel with the young filmmakers after the showcase. Awards will be given for first place, along with first and second runner up.

The films shown are most suitable for ages 13 and older, as many contain topics and themes not suitable for a younger audience. Films run approximately 80 minutes.

Students ages 21 and under can register for FREE tickets [ here ] • $12 adults, $8 seniors/students

More details at http://millstreetloft.org/reel-expressions/

New York State Film Festivals for November - December from The New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development

Lake Champlain International Film Festival – Nov. 1-5
The Lake Champlain International Film Festival (LCIFF) turns the spotlight on new films and filmmakers working in any and all genres and forms of film. Good, old-fashioned entertainment and cutting-edge artistry will be showcased in equal measure. Set in Plattsburgh, nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, LCIFF takes place in November along the banks of Lake Champlain.

High Falls Film Festival – Nov. 2-6
The High Falls Film Festival celebrates the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking; through programs that recognize the best work of female cinematic artists. The Festival includes features, documentaries, shorts, and children’s programs, parties, meet & greets and educational panels/workshops.

The YoFi Fest – Nov. 3-9
YoFi Fest is curated by award-winning film and television professionals and designed to encourage audiences and filmmakers to watch and talk about movies together. Voted one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway, YoFiFest was created for filmmakers by filmmakers. YoFiFest was awarded the Best of Westchester’s Best New Film Festival and recently named one of 2016’s 39 Most Notable Events by Westchester Magazine.  

Ithaca Fantastik Festival – Nov. 3-12
The Ithaca Fantastik festival is a five day film, art, and music festival that takes place over the third weekend of November in Ithaca, NY. Its mission is to bring the best of fantastic culture to upstate NY by presenting a selection of the most anticipated international films, community organized concerts and diverse art exhibitions. 

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – Nov. 4-13
Buffalo Dreams is a filmmaker friendly event which celebrates the best independent films from around the world in the following categories: Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction and Thriller. The festival separates content into three divisions: North American (U.S. and Canada), International and Western New York.

NYC Short Film Festival – Nov. 5
The New York City Short Film Festival (NYC Shorts) is an international competitive short film festival created by filmmakers and dedicated to the short form. In 2017, NYC Shorts will celebrate its 13th annual edition. The festival screenings will once again take place at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, a storied arts and film venue in Manhattan.

Nitehawk Shorts Festival – Nov. 7-12
Since 2013, the mission of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival has been to highlight exceptional short-form film and videos by artists and filmmakers. The Festival’s main slate programming features a range of filmmakers, from emerging film school students to Academy Award nominees, in curated screenings that prioritize conversations between the films over categorical listings. The Nitehawk Shorts Festival provides an inclusive platform for filmmakers to encourage an engagement with new audiences and to establish a dialogue with the New York film community.

International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival – Nov. 8-12
The IPRHFF looks to illustrate that cinema is a universal language that can broaden appreciation and communicate the experiences of heritage, regardless of the cinematic artist’s country of origin.The IPRHFF supports traditional Puerto Rican neighborhoods by producing events that revitalize their economies and strengthen and extend their connection to the greater New York City community and beyond. The IPRHFF creates self-awareness. It seeks to assist artists in connecting to the larger Puerto Rican and global community and serve as a catalyst for development in the arts and culture.

Gold Coast International Film Festival – Nov. 8-14
Located on the “Gold Coast” in the Town of North Hempstead, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, parties and a gala.

SUNY Wide Film Festival – Nov. 9-11
Film and video is a thriving field of study throughout the SUNY system. From the traditional Hollywood narrative to animation, experimental film and video to documentary work, students and faculty are exploring personal visions through time-based image making. SWFF provides a platform to highlight the work that best exemplifies the dedication and skill found across the SUNY system. 

New York’s Documentary Festival (DOCNYC)  – Nov. 9-16
DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, is an annual event based in New York City at the West Village’s IFC Center, Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Cinépolis Chelsea. Voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “top five coolest documentary film festivals in the world”, the eight-day fest showcases new achievements in documentary film along with panels and conversations with acclaimed filmmakers and industry professionals.

South Asian International Film Festival – Nov. 15-19
The South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), bills itself as the ‘Largest’ film premiere destination for South Asian/Indian filmmakers in the United States. With a focus on dynamic, visionary cinema, SAIFF annually creates unprecedented exposure for filmmakers and unparalleled experiences for its attendees.

The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival – Nov. 16-19
The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival welcomes filmmakers with unique stories to tell and aims to deliver their works to the most diverse, sophisticated community of cinephiles in the world: the people of New York City - with Williamsburg, Brooklyn as one of its most energetic centers. The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival serves as a destination for audiences to be enlightened, enriched and inspired by new film art.

African Diaspora International Film Festival – Nov. 24-Dec.10
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is a minority-led not-for-profit international film festival that presents, interpretes and educates about films that explore the human experience of people of color all over the world in order to inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice.

New York Turkish Film Festival – Nov. 30-Dec. 3
New York Turkish Film Festival is presented by The American Turkish Society. Founded in 1949,  the nation’s oldest not-for-profit organization seeks to enhance economic, diplomatic, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The Society informs the American public about Turkey’s current affairs, economy, history, and society; and presents and supports programs highlighting Turkish arts and culture. 

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