The Lower East Side Film Festival (LESFF) features the innovative work of creative, up-and-coming filmmakers and showcases those films in the heart of New York City’s Lower East Side. 

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The 2018 Lower East Side Film Festival will be held June 7th - 13th at Village East Cinema and other downtown venues. Tickets go on sale mid-may!

 

Hear from our filmmakers

One of the best film festivals in New York. Amazing team, great events, fantastic films! Highly recommend.
— Serena Dykman
 
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Loved this fest. Great screenings, with quality packed audience, a very responsive and personable staff, great festival events and I also like that its not WAY to big that you get a chance to meet everyone. So high quality. Def submit there. They are fantastic!
— Mtume Gant
 
 
Fantastic experience all the way around. Great films, fun parties and networking events, and the staff are extremely welcoming and supportive. Highly recommended stop on the festival circuit!
— John F. Beach
 
 
 
 

THE 2017 WINNERS


THE 2017 LESFF JURY

The Lower East Side Film Festival is thrilled to bring a panel of judges that represent the young, the bold and the fearless side of independent filmmaking.

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PREVIOUS INDUSTRY JUDGES, PANELISTS, AND FILMMAKERS