NYC’s big film festivals include the Tribeca Film Festival, New York Film Festival and DOC NYC.
NYC’s main Latin film festivals are Neighboring Scenes, NY Latino Film Festival and Havana Film Festival New York.
PARADE & PRIDEFEST
Sunday, June 26, 2022
NOMAD, CHELSEA, GREENWICH VILLAGE
Wed, June 15 – Sun, June 26, 2022
September 21-26, 2022
Film Festival Calendar
The film festival calendar is oriented around the Oscars or Academy Awards, the world’s most prestigious film awards which are usually held in March.
The film festival year starts with Berlin in February. Cannes arrives in May. Tribeca is in June. Things get interesting in September with Venice, Toronto and New York.
Oscar entries for Best International Feature Film are due Oct 31 or Nov 1. Movie studios release their Oscar hopefuls in December to keep them top of mind among The Academy.
Dance on Camera
The 50th Dance on Camera film festival is at Film at Lincoln Center, Fri-Mon, Feb 11-14, 2022. $15.
Doc Fortnight 2022, MoMA’s documentary film festival, is online to members and in-person at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Wed, Feb 23 – Mar 10, 2022. 🇧🇷🇫🇷🇲🇽🇵🇭🇪🇸
The 7th Neighboring Scenes Latin American film festival is in person at Film at Lincoln Center, Feb 24-28, 2022. $15 per film or $80 All-Access Pass ($20 students). 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇲🇽🇵🇪🇺🇾🇻🇪
Children’s Film Festival
The 25th NY International Children’s Film Festival is Feb 25 – Mar 20, 2022. nyicff.org
The 72nd Berlin Film Festival is Feb 10-20, 2022. berlinale.de 🇩🇪
Film Comment Selects curated by Film Comment magazine editors, was at Film at Lincoln Center, Feb 6-10, 2019. filmlinc.org [Not in 2022]
The 28th New York African Film Festival was at Film at Lincoln Center Feb 4-14 and Maysles Cinema in Harlem Feb 18 – Mar 3, 2021. 🇺🇸 [Not in 2022]
March Film Festivals
The New York International Children’s Film Festival 2022 (NYICFF) screens Oscar-qualifying children’s films for a variety of ages at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan, Fri-Sun, Mar 4-19, 2022. From $17. 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇦🇫🇷🇮🇱🇲🇽🇵🇸🇺🇬🇺🇸
Doc Fortnight was at MoMA, Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Mar 18 – Apr 5, 2021. moma.org
The 6th Neighboring Scenes Latin American film festival was at Film at Lincoln Center, Mar 31 – Apr 12, 2021. filmlinc.org
May Film Festivals
Harlem International Film Festival was at the AMC Magic Johnson Theatre in Harlem, May 6-9, 2021.
The Human Rights Watch film festival was at Film at Lincoln Center, May 19-27, 2021. hrw.org
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema was at Film at Lincoln Center, May 28 – Jun 6, 2021. 🇮🇹
The 2022 Cannes Film Festival is in Cannes, France, May 17-28, 2022. festival-cannes.com 🇫🇷
June Film Festivals
The 25th Brooklyn Film Festival 2022, “Unthinkable,” is at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint, and Union Docs in Williamsburg, and online Fri, Jun 3-12, 2022. From $10. Full Pass $35. 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇫🇷🇬🇫🇮🇳🇮🇱🇮🇹🇲🇽🇵🇭🇵🇷🇪🇸
The Open Roads: New Italian Cinema film festival is at Film at Lincoln Center Jun 9-15, 2022. filmlinc.org 🇮🇹
The 21st Tribeca Film Festival 2022 is at the Beacon Theatre in the Upper West Side and all over Manhattan, Wed, June 8-19, 2022. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇧🇷🇨🇴🇩🇴🇲🇽🇵🇷🇪🇸🇧🇴🇺🇸
The Americas Film Festival New York is at Instituto Cervantes, City College Downtown, Argentine Consulate, Colombian Consulate and the National Museum of the American Indian on various dates Jun 17-24, 2022. taffny.com
The 8th International New York Film Festival is at the Producer’s Club in Hell’s Kitchen, Jun 24-25 and online Jun 24 – Jul 4, 2022. inyfilmfest.com
September Film Festivals
New York Latino Film Festival was Sep 13-21, 2021. nylatinofilmfestival.com
The Dominican Film Festival New York is Sep 21-26, 2022. dominicanfilmfestival.com 🇩🇴
The Winter Film Awards International Film Festival was at Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, Thu, Sep 23 – Oct 2, 2021.winterfilmawards.com 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇲🇽🇪🇸
The New York Film Festival is at Film at Lincoln Center, Sep 24 – Oct 10, 2021. filmlinc.org
Both Venice and Toronto are known for picking Oscar winners.
Venice International Film Festival, known for picking Oscar winners, was in Venice, Italy, Sep 1-11, 2021. labiennale.org 🇮🇹
TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, America’s biggest film festival, was in Toronto, Canada, Sep 9-18, 2021. tiff.net 🇨🇦
The San Sebastían International Film Festival, Spain’s most prestigious film festival, was Sep 17-25, 2021. sansebastianfestival.com 🇪🇸
October Film Festivals
The Workers Unite Film Festival was at Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, Oct 8-14, 2021. workersunitefilmfestival.org
The Kicking + Screening soccer film festival was at Scandinavia House in Murray Hill, Manhattan, Tue-Fri, Oct 12, 14, 15; and at Upper 90 in Astoria, Queens on Wed, Oct 13. $20. 🇧🇷🇲🇽
May Sumak Quechua film festival was Oct 16, 23, & 30, 2020. maysumak.com 🇪🇨
Bushwick Film Festival was at Lot45 in Bushwick and Regal Cinemas in Downtown Brooklyn, Wed-Sun, Oct 20-24, 2021. bushwickfilmfestival.com
The Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico’s most prestigious film festival, was Oct 1-9, 2021. ficg.mx 🇲🇽
November Film Festivals
These are the last film festivals of the year before NYC enters the holidays.
SoHo International Film Festival was Nov 4-9, 2021. sohofilmfest.org
Havana Film Festival New York was Nov 5-11, 2021. 🇨🇺
International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival was Nov 10-14, 2021. iprhff.org 🇵🇷
DOC NYC was Nov 10-18, 2021. docnyc.net
Cortocircuito Latino short film festival was Nov 10-13, 2020. cortocircuito.us
12th Queens World Film Festival 2022 is Tue-Sat, Nov 1-5, 2022. queensworldfilmfestival.org
Art of the Real documentary film festival was at Film at Lincoln Center, Nov 19-21, 2021. filmlinc.org
29th African Diaspora International Film Festival is Nov 26 – Dec 12, 2021. nyadiff.org
December Film Festivals
The 42nd Habana Film Festival is in Havana, Cuba, Dec 3-12, 2021. habanafilmfestival.com 🇨🇺
The 7th Neighboring Scenes Latin American film festival is in person at Film at Lincoln Center, Feb 24-28. $15 per film or $80 All-Access Pass ($20 students). 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇲🇽🇵🇪🇺🇾🇻🇪
29th African Diaspora International Film Festival was live and online Nov 26 – Dec 12, 2021. nyadiff.org