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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. 

Save on tickets to the Lower East Side Film Festival, get exclusive early access to year-round events, and link up with like minded individual - film-lovers, filmmakers and industry creative throughout the year.

 

Submissions open August 1st, 2017

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 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.


2017 SPONSORS

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PREVIOUS INDUSTRY JUDGES, PANELISTS, AND FILMMAKERS