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 Blackwell Rum cocktails all night long!
Celebrate another great festival with free drinks, special guests, and we will be announcing this year’s winning films!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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 our HORROR & SUSPENSE SCREENWRITERS PANEL with Writer's Guild of America East (WGAE) at newly opened Ludlow House.
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.
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.
Hear from the casting directors behind some of the most recent critically-acclaimed independent films, and gain insight into the casting process to prepare for your next film!
Panelists include: Henry Russell Bergstein, Jodi Angstrich, Maribeth Fox and Gayle Keller
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!