The 2016 Lower East Side Film Festival
Submissions are now open!


About The Fest

2016 will mark the 6th Anniversary of the Lower East Side Film Festival.

In its inaugural year, the LESFF crew turned a Lower East Side pop-up space into a unique and intimate "theater" that featured (for 22 BYOB Sold Out screenings) amazing films and awesome Q&As. Since then, the festival has been featured in New York Magazine's Approval Matrix (under "Highbrow/Brilliant"), expanded to bigger venues (Sunshine Cinema, Anthology Film Archives, Crosby St. Hotel, Village East Cinema), and secured distribution for its up and coming independent filmmakers.

Approachable, easy to navigate, and fun, like the Lower East Side itself, the Lower East Side Film Festival is absolutely for everyone!


WATCH THE 2015 HIGHLIGHTS

THE 2015 SPONSORS


THE 2015 LESFF JURY


PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT US


PREVIOUS INDUSTRY JUDGES, PANELISTS, AND FILMMAKERS