It's Opening Night! We invite you to the NY Premiere of Art of the Prank, the story of the legendary satirist Joey Skaggs who pioneered the art of the media hoax, creating elaborately wild news stories that were just believable enough to be picked up by mainstream media and reported as fact. Art of the Prank is an emotional and humorous journey following the evolution of the man who turned the media hoax into an art form. Filmmakers and Joey Skaggs himself in attendance!
We’re kicking off the 6th Annual LESFF with the BIGGEST PARTY OF THE FESTIVAL! Live Music by Shareef Keyes and the Groove, special guest performers, appearances by friends and filmmakers, and Open Beer & Wine bar all night long! Your snapchat is gonna blow up.
You don't have to be a movie insider to attend. Meet and mingle with this year's filmmakers atop the The Standard East Village Penthouse with 360 degree views of the city, drink in hand!
Trade in your Megan Fox for Vanilla Ice tonight and join us at Midnight for the nostalgia ride of your life, along with FREE BEER, WINE, & PIZZA! Plus raffle prizes, and some Very Special Guest Appearances. Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!
Get ready for some splishitty-splashitty fun in the rooftop pool at Sixty LES! We’ll be mermaiding til the sun goes down, screening some fab short films at dusk, and providing complimentary drinks all night long.
Celebrate the LES iconic institution, the Streit's Matzo Factory, with this film that follows the story and the people behind neighborhood cornerstone that has held it's place in the heart of New York’s rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side since 1925.
Your relationship with New York can sometimes be love/hate. BUT - we all know that it is the greatest city in the world, and these short films prove it! Come fall in love with your city all over again with this knock-out shorts showcase.
Pizza Rat was not a hoax!
This shorts showcase features a series of films made by women, or about women, or with women in them, or sometimes all of the above - proving that lady stuff is for everyone.
LESFF hosts the NY Premiere of the beautiful and gritty coming of age story of Eugene, a teenager with Down syndrome, who is obsessed with everything rainbows. But when poverty and illness threaten his family, he decides to take matters into his own hands and find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Join us for our HORROR & SUSPENSE SCREENWRITERS PANEL with Writer's Guild of America East (WGAE) at newly opened Ludlow House.
Best served cold, hot, or somewhere in between? Whichever way you take your revenge, it will never be as sweet as it will be during this shorts showcase.
Join us for the New York Premiere of Americana, the haunting story of an alcoholic film editor who struggles to uncover the truth about his sister's murder.
You weren't going to call your mom tonight anyways, so why not spend the evening watching this shorts showcase of films featuring family dysfunction at its best - tears, laughs, awkward moments, generation gaps, and twins. We've got it all!
This shorts showcase has no interest in making love to your mind. It wants to f*ck it, hard and dirty. Prepare to leave the theatre shocked, confused, and thoroughly entertained. Are you DTMF?
Come close out LESFF 2016 with the WORLD PREMIERE of The Babymooners, an NY dramedy about New Yorker Shaina Feinberg's reluctant journey to motherhood. Clearly influenced by old Woody Allen films, her video letter to her future son becomes a series of vignettes that include her newly sober husband, her goofy Upper West Side parents, an adorable Shih Tzu mix, an overly anxious shrink and her own views on daytime television.
Celebrate another great festival with free drinks, complimentary eats provided by Luzzo’s Pizza, and special guests. Plus, we will be announcing this year’s winning films!
MORE INFO & TICKETS COMING SOON!
This powerful film follows the inspiring journey of 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. From being called "The Ugliest Woman In The World" to leading a multi-million viewed TEDx Talk, Lizzie's story is an undeniable triumph that has and will truly effect change.
Snakes, sausage fingers, acid trips, speed boats, and trips to the moon - all to set to tunes that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the night. In a GOOOOD way.
SOLD OUT!! // Join us for The Encore Presentation of our Opening Night film, Life In Color, starring Katharine Emmer, Josh McDermitt from THE WALKING DEAD, Jim O’Heir from PARKS AND RECREATION, and well-known comedians Adam Lustick from Harvard Sailing Team and THE OFFICE, and Fortune Feimster from CHELSEA LATELY and LAST COMIC STANDING.
Tonight features short films in several genres from all across the globe. We got Mexico! We got Canada! We got France! We got the UK and beyond! All for your viewing pleasure.
In this absurd ensemble comedy, Coney's having a bad day. His wife just asked him to move out, he's fat, and his friends are dragging him to a party in the hopes of recapturing the optimism of their youth. Unfortunately the rest of the party is just as sad as he is.
SOLD OUT! // Eliza Dushku and Louisa Krause star in this romantic comedy about a young woman looking for love in New York City, despite dealing with the everyday challenges of being on the autism spectrum.
SOLD OUT!! /// Ever stumble upon a garden in the city you never knew existed?
Buy a ticket to our SECRET urban oasis, receive an email the day prior with more details, screening at dusk, picnic tables, special surprises, and all the BEER you can drink!
SOLD OUT! // LESFF is partnering with The WGAE + NYWIFT for a conversation with: Laura Eason (House of Cards), Alison McDonald (Alpha House, Nurse Jackie), Natalia Leite and Alexandra Roxo (Be Here Nowish)
This feature doc follows the powerful stories of 3 different Transgender individuals who have immigrated to Los Angeles across the Mexican border in hopes of a safer, more stable life - which is not always a guarantee.
Our docs are the best! Don't take our word for it. Check out some of the best short documentaries from around the world!
In a hyperreal combination of live action and animation, the act of making music transcends the limits of time and identity in this feature film from director William Cusick. WORLD PREMIERE · Filmmaker in attendance
Join us for one of our most popular nights: MIND F*CK NIGHT is a series of shorts that will definitely F with your mind.
Hey Ladies (and Lady Loving Men)!
This shorts showcase features a series of films made by women, about women, with women in them - just generally lady themed!
I Heart NY. A shorts showcase featuring films made by some of New York City's top talent.
A broken real estate developer, played by Lee Tergesen (Oz, Generation Kill, Monster), mysteriously disappears into the Southwest in 1992, leaving behind a series of VHS tapes to his employer and family. Without the aid of the police, his desperate wife hires a private investigator, played by Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga), to locate his whereabouts and bring him home.
Hosted by OUT Magazine and Patron!
SOLD OUT! // Complimentary drinks ALL NIGHT LONG, and some splishitty splash in the rooftop pool. Screening at dusk. Shirtless men guaranteed to be in attendance.
Let's all break bread.
LESFFs first ever MEATBALL NIGHT (the artist formerly know as Lasagna Night) just got a whole lot better! We're sponsored by The Meatball Shop, which means balls for all! #showusyourballs
You don't have to be a movie insider to attend. Meet and mingle with this year's filmmakers. We give you meatballs, you'll preview our films and drink FREE Booze.
Salute and enjoy som-a tasty meat-a-balls! (in your Italian grandmother's accent)
LESFF 2015 is underway! Let's celebrate. It's our fifth year, so how about complimentary wine, beer, and anniversary celebrations for only five bucks?
Featuring DJ Anomaly Code.
SOLD OUT! // Join us for our 5th Annual LESFF Opening Night Film, Life In Color, starring Katharine Emmer, Josh McDermitt from THE WALKING DEAD, Jim O’Heir from PARKS AND RECREATION, and well-known comedians Adam Lustick from Harvard Sailing Team and THE OFFICE, and Fortune Feimster from CHELSEA LATELY and LAST COMIC STANDING.
Directed by Katharine Emmer (filmmaker in attendance)