Film Festivals

Most New York film festivals screen some Latin movies

Dominican Film Festival New York shows the light and the dark of our lives

July 23-28, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ See the best new movies made in the Dominican Republic and by the Dominican diaspora, and network and party with Dominican filmmakers

Dance on Camera Festival 2019 at Film at Lincoln Center

Fri-Mon, July 12-15, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC ~ The world’s longest-running dance film festival is screening Cuban, Disability, French and Spanish dance films

New York City’s major film festivals are the New York Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival


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Past Film Festivals

May Sumak Film Festival at King Juan Carlos Center

June 14-16, 2019
Friday-Sunday
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC & CORONA, Queens ~ Annual film festival of movies in Indigenous Quechua languages of the central Andes, that screens in New York City and Quito, Ecuador

Tribeca Film Festival 2019

TRIBECA, NYC | Daily Apr 24 – May 5, 2019 | Film festival | Argentine, Bolivian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Honduran, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and more stories

Colombian Film Festival New York 2019 at Cinépolis

CHELSEA; Mar 28-31, 2019; Colombian film festival movies ~ The best of the last year’s crop of movies made in Colombia

New Directors / New Films 48 at Film Society & MoMA

LINCOLN CENTER & MIDTOWN; daily, Mar 27 – April 7, 2019; Film festival ~ New Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French & Mexican filmmakers curated by NYC’s most respected film presenters

Queens World Film Festival 2019

ASTORIA, QUEENS; Mar 21-31, 2019; Film festival ~ Filipino, Jewish, Mexican, Romanian and many more movies.

Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years

MANHATTAN, BRONX, QUEENS; PREFEST Apr 5-8, FEST Apr 9-16, 2019; Latin American film festival ~ Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian & Spanish movies, red carpet & parties, plus Cuban ballet legend CARLOS ACOSTA

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2019 at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER; Feb 28 – Mar 10, 2019; French film festival ~ New and classic French movies co-presented by UniFrance

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

Doc Fortnight 2019 documentary film festival at MoMA

MIDTOWN, daily Feb 21-28, 2019, international documentary film festival ~ Argentine, Brazilian, Indigenous and Peruvian documentaries screened at the home of one of the world’s great film collections

Film Comment Selects 2019 at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, Wed-Sun, Feb 6-10, 2019, Film festival with Brazilian, Chilean, French & Spanish movies curated by Film Comment magazine editors.

New York Jewish Film Festival at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, Daily, January 9-22, 2019 ~ Films from around the world that explore the diversity of Jewish experience
# jewish film festival argentine french israeli spanish movies

Neighboring Scenes 2019 Latin American movies at Film Society

LINCOLN CENTER, Feb 22-26, 2019, Latin American film festival ~ Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, Peruvian and Uruguayan movies. Co-presented by Cinema Tropical.

DOC NYC 2018 ~ America’s biggest documentary film festival

November 8 – 15, 2018
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IFC Center, SVA Theatre & Cinepolis
West Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
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America’s largest documentary film festival presents over 300 films and events with 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres
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African – American, Brazilian, Honduran, Indigenous, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish films

New York Film Festival 56 (2018)

September 28 – October 14, 2018
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OPENING NIGHT
Friday, September 28, 2018
“The Favorite” Yorgos Lanthimos (Greek)
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CENTERPIECE
Friday, October 5, 2018
“ROMA,” Alfonso Cuarón (Mexican)
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CLOSING NIGHT
Friday, October 12, 2018
“At Eternity’s Gate” Julian Schnabel (Jewish)
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Alice Tully Hall
Film Society of Lincoln Center
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One of America’s oldest and most influential film festivals is screening Argentine, Chilean, Cuban, Filipino, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and Spanish films

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the big North American film festivalr

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, French, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Filipino, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan films.
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Toronto, Canada
September 6 – 16, 2018

Venice Film Festival 2018 launches award-winning films

One of the big 3 European film festivals is known for launching films that win Academy Awards.
Lido di Venezia in Venice, Italy
August 29-September 8, 2018

Dominican Film Festival 2018

FESTIVAL
Multiple venues
Tuesday – Sunday
July 24 – 29, 2018

CLOSING NIGHT
‘Hermanos’
AMC Empire 25
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Dance on Camera Festival 2018

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER, Fri-Tue, July 20 – 24, 2018 ~ The world’s oldest dance film festival dances on

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

Afro- Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Haitian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican talk, movies and music.
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TALKS
Schomberg Center
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday, July 13, 2018
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FILM FESTIVAL
Abron Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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CONCERT
The Well
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018, Filipino, Spanish & Venezuelan films

Filipino, French, Spanish & Venezuelan films.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
June 14 – 21, 2018

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018 screens contemporary Italian movies

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
May 31 – June 6, 2018

Art of the Real 2018 is Film Society’s documentary film festival

Brazilian, French, Mexican & Romanian films.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
April 26 – May 6, 2018

17th Tribeca Film Festival 2018

APRIL 18-29, 2018 ~ The younger of New York City’s two major film festivals brings red carpet premieres, stars, filmmakers, and film fans to NYC. Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, Romanian & Spanish films.

19th Havana Film Festival New York 2018 new Latin American cinema

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Paraguayan and Venezuelan films plus tributes to Senel Paz (Cuban), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuban), and Fernando Birri (Argentine).
AMC Loews 34th St in Chelsea, and other venues in Manhattan, Queens & The Bronx
OPENING NIGHT
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
FESTIVAL April 6 – 17, 2018

47th New Directors / New Films 2018 screens the future of cinema

Movies by new Brazilian, Dominican, Filipino, French, and Portuguese directors.

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Upper West Side, Manhattan

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art
Midtown, Manhattan

March 28 – April 8, 2018

6th Colombian Film Festival NY 2018

Cinépolis Chelsea
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
March 22 – 25, 2018

10th ReelAbilities Film Festival NY 2018

MARLENE MEYERSON JCC MANHATTAN, UPPER WEST SIDE, Thu-Wed, March 8-14, 2018 ~ Inspiring movies about Brazilian, Colombian, Italian, & Catalan-Spanish people with different abilities
#JEWISH #DISABILITIES #FILMFESTIVAL

23rd Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2018

The latest movies from the people who invented cinema.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Thursday – Sunday
March 8 – 18, 2018

Argentine films steal the show at Film Society’s Neighboring Scenes 2018

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Wednesday – Sunday
February 28 – March 4, 2018

21st New York International Children’s Film Festival 2018

Be the first to see the next generation of children’s cinema.
Cinépolis Chelsea, IFC Center, Scandinavia House, SVA Theatre in Manhattan
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Downtown Brooklyn
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens
Weekends, February 23 – March 18, 2018
Saturday – Sunday
ENDING
March 17 – 18, 2018

18th Film Comment Selects 2018

‘Film Comment’ Magazine’s annual festival of distinctive premieres and revivals.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
February 23 – 27, 2018

17th MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018 is 12 days of international documentaries

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art
Midtown, Manhattan
Daily February 15 – 26, 2018

27th New York Jewish Film Festival (2018)

Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th St
between Amsterdam & Columbus
Lincoln Center
January 10 – 23, 2018

14th Corto Circuito 2017 Latino Shorts Film Festival New York

SVA Theatre & La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Colombian Consulate & Instituto Cervantes
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Thursday
November 13 – 16, 2017

7th Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival 2017 screens Mexico and Puppets

Teatro Sea, Lower East Side
Mount Sinai, Upper East Side
NYU Cantor Film Center, Greenwich Village
Cinépolis, Chelsea
Wednesday – Sunday
November 8 – 12, 2017

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 2018 Oscars Entries

October 1, 2017

New York Film Festival 55 (2017)

Film Society of Lincoln Center
& Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
September 28 – October 15, 2017

74th Venice International Film Festival 2017 launches award winning films

Palazzo del Cinema
Lido island, Venice, Italy
August 30-September 9, 2017

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th St
Wednesday-Sunday
March 1-12, 2017

Dominican Film Festival in New York 2017

United Palace
Washington Heights
and other venues
July 25-30, 2017

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017

Contemporary Italian movies
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th St
Lincoln Square
June 1-7, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

Havana Film Festival New York 2017

At the Directors Guild Theatre and other venues Mar 30 – Apr 7, 2017

46th New Directors / New Films

New Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, & Mexican directors
MoMA, Midtown
Film Society of Lincoln Center
March 15-26, 2017

Cinema Tropical Festival, the year’s best Latin American films

Award-winning Argentine, Brazilian, Dominican, and Mexican films at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, Feb 24-26, 2017

Dance on Camera Festival 2017

The world’s longest-running dance film festival screens Cuban, Brazilian, and Venezuelan filmmakers at Film Society of Lincoln Center Feb 3-7, 2017

54th New York Film Festival 2016

The red carpets of the 54th New York Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center will draw crowds of filmmakers and movie stars to NYC September 30 – October 16, 2016.

Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival 2013

An annual festival centered around soccer films that are about more than just the beautiful game.