Fall Film Festivals Abound in New York State
Good films really move you. Why stop at just one? Each year, cinephiles by the thousands walk down the red carpet at film festivals all over the New York State for screenings, discussions and awards shows.
From the world renowned Woodstock Film Festival to the first ever Big Eddy Film Festival, the state invites you to celebrate the valuable contribution that film makes to our cultural lives.
The Woodstock Film Festival will celebrate its 13th Annual Festival October 10‑14, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Boiceville, Kingston and Rosendale.
ImageOut is Upstate New York’s longest running lesbian and gay film and video festival and will run this year from October 5-14 in Rochester, Finger Lakes. ImageOut informs, entertains, educates, and enriches filmgoers through the exhibition of film and videos by, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
The festival encourages lesbian and gay filmmakers, who, as a group, are rarely seen in mainstream media. It is an opportunity to record and preserve the stories and histories of LGBT lives and to foster collaborations and conversations to break down social and cultural barriers concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
From October 17-21, this year’s selections will introduce audiences to an outstanding group of new films before they are released to the general public.
Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the arts council for Sullivan County, in collaboration with the newly formed Catskill Film Commission, The Big Eddy Film Festival will present forward thinking feature films, documentaries, and shorts that advance the traditional art of storytelling and take the viewer to unexpected places.
Themes and subjects of interest are unrestricted, and may include the relationships between humans and their natural environment, the role of the arts in daily life, New York State stories, and unique challenges of contemporary life.
The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. The 20th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 4-8.
For more information on what New York State has to offer and a complete list of the state’s film festivals, visit www.iloveny.com.