By Editor's Desk
Film at Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. will celebrate the 29th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) at FLC from May 12 to 17 in FLC theaters and select virtual screenings. The films reflect the theme of “Visions of Freedom” and presen diverse and interconnected notions of freedom pertinent to Africa, the diaspora,… Read more »
By Tiffany Chung
The Boston International Film Festival (BIFF) returns this year with a live, in-person celebration for its 20th anniversary. Each year, BIFF focuses on empowering independent filmmakers worldwide, bringing a diverse collection of short and feature-length films from a select group of directors to Boston. The festival will take place April 14 – 20, 2022. On… Read more »
By Lai Jiang
The Chicago Irish Film Festival, an annual festival created by Irish filmmakers to present diverse and creative independent films to worldwide audiences, will hold its 23rd annual festival as a hybrid festival. Audiences can join the screening venues in person from March 3 to March 6 and they can also enjoy the festival online from… Read more »
By Kurt Brokaw
Senior Critic Kurt Brokaw picks his top movies and shorts from the 59th New York Film Festival, including Julia Ducournau’s Titane, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car and Rebecca Hall’s Passing as well as two shorts.
By Kurt Brokaw
Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw reviews the 2021Tribeca Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary. He spotlights the Warner Bros. musical In the Heights and Michèle Stephenson’s Stateless, two movies tied to the Dominican Republic in two very different ways. He also reviews Coded, Ryan White’s short documentary about J. C. Leyendecker, and The Queen of Basketball, Ben Proudfoot’s documentary on basketball pioneer, Lusia Harris-Stewart.
By Katrina Dizon
The Hamptons Doc Fest is a 10-day festival focusd on “all docs all day,” The festival screens approximately 35 films including features and shorts in a hybrid of virtual and live in-theater screenings. The festival dates for 2021 are December 3 to December 12 and will include screenings, discussions, panels, and awards. The festival provides… Read more »
By Courtney Gardner
At the 2020 Outfest Film Festival, In France Michelle is a Man’s Name premiered and took home the Grand Jury Prize. The film was recently screened at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival as a part of the Narrative Short category. Em Weinstein (they/them pronouns) wrote and directed the film, which stars Ari Damasco (his first… Read more »
By Carolyn DeVivo
Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) reopens on April 16 with a celebration of the 50th-anniversary edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF). The festival introduces 27 features and 11 shorts to audiences nationwide and runs via virtual and in-person screenings from April 28-May 8, with in-person screenings extended through May 13 at FLC. To celebrate this… Read more »
By Rachel Juillerat
Relatively new film festival, Fringe of Colour, focuses on BIPOC creators. Founded in 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the festival has shifted its focus as a result of COVID-19 with the hopes of supporting BIPOC creators who lost income as a result of the pandemic. Fringe of Colour is a community-based festival that includes writings, discussions,… Read more »
By Alannys Milano
The 22nd Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) returned this year with 270 films that screened both in-person and online.