GAY NIGHT POOL PARTY & DIVE-IN MOVIE
Aug
6
6:00 pm18:00

GAY NIGHT POOL PARTY & DIVE-IN MOVIE

  • SIXTY LES

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!

CLOSING NIGHT FILM - THE BABYMOONERS
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

CLOSING NIGHT FILM - THE BABYMOONERS

  • SUNSHINE CINEMA

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.

MIND F*CK NIGHT - SHORTS SHOWCASE
Jun
15
9:00 pm21:00

MIND F*CK NIGHT - SHORTS SHOWCASE

  • SUNSHINE CINEMA

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?

FAMILY DYSFUNCTION - SHORTS SHOWCASE
Jun
15
7:00 pm19:00

FAMILY DYSFUNCTION - SHORTS SHOWCASE

  • SUNSHINE CINEMA

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!

FEATURE FILM - AMERICANA
Jun
14
9:00 pm21:00

FEATURE FILM - AMERICANA

  • SUNSHINE CINEMA

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.

SWEET REVENGE - SHORTS SHOWCASE
Jun
14
7:00 pm19:00

SWEET REVENGE - SHORTS SHOWCASE

  • SUNSHINE CINEMA

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.

FEATURE FILM - THE RAINBOW KID
Jun
13
9:00 pm21:00

FEATURE FILM - THE RAINBOW KID

  • SUNSHINE CINEMA

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.

LADIES NIGHT - SHORTS SHOWCASE
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

LADIES NIGHT - SHORTS SHOWCASE

  • SUNSHINE CINEMA

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.

CASTING FOR THE INDEPENDENT FILM PANEL
Jun
13
6:30 pm18:30

CASTING FOR THE INDEPENDENT FILM PANEL

  • HOTEL INDIGO LES

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

I ❤  NY - SHORTS SHOWCASE
Jun
12
8:00 pm20:00

I ❤ NY - SHORTS SHOWCASE

  • SUNSHINE CINEMAS

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!

FILMMAKER RECEPTION
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

FILMMAKER RECEPTION

  • THE STANDARD, EAST VILLAGE HOTEL

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!

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Jun
9
Jun 10

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

  • DROM

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.

OPENING NIGHT FILM - ART OF THE PRANK
Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

OPENING NIGHT FILM - ART OF THE PRANK

  • SUNSHINE CINEMA

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!