New York

African Film Festival New York

“designed to bring the unique experience of watching African cinema…a unique blend of aesthetic experimentation, history and politics”

American Cinematic Experience ACEFEST

“one of the most anticipated events on the industry calendar…people from all over the United States…all corners of the globe…share their thoughts, dreams, opinions, fears and ideas…on American-made works…of… artists of the past, present and future… ACEFEST takes great pride in going the extra mile for each and every piece we select in our program”

Big Apple Film Festival

“dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world”



Bronx Zoo

Annual Holiday Lights Festival

“Experience the magic of more than 140 lighted animal sculptures – many of them animated – plus special night-time sea lion feedings, live reindeer, camels, miles of tree and architectural lighting, and lots more. Several popular exhibit buildings are open including World of Reptiles, Monkey House, and the Children’s Zoo.”

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Next Wave Festival

BAM Opera Festival

“an unparalleled line-up of contemporary performance, artist talks, literature, film, and visual art. Dedicated to presenting emerging artists at the forefront of their disciplines alongside modern masters who continue to innovate…packed with adventurous art for adventurous audiences”

Clearview Festival Production

“New York’s Largest Street Festival Production Company…Check in FEBRUARY for the Event Schedule”

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival

“the legendary CMJ Music Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind…CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival…over 1,200 artists and 120,000 fans in more than 75 of the city’s greatest nightclubs and theaters”

Coffee & Tea Festival NYC

“international extravaganza…including classes/lectures/demos from well-known industry pros and pioneers. Chocolates and sweet treats will offer a wonderful compliment to the spectacular collection of coffees and teas”

Coney Island Film Festival

“to raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA and to present an engaging and entertaining program of films in the heart of Brooklyn’s most storied neighborhood…screens a truly eclectic range of films from the U.S. and all over the world and much to the delight of our audience features a number of ‘made in Coney Island’ productions each year”

The Dance on Camera Festival

“‘one of those NY stealth events, prized by its devotees…where the allusiveness of dance meets the intimacy of film to create a new kind of magic’ (John Rockwell, The New York Times)…Co-sponsored by The Film Society of Lincoln Center…celebrates the immediacy, energy, and mystery of dance as combined with the intimacy of film”

Electric Zoo Festival (music)

“about 24 acres of main stage, open air tents for a multi genre experience…in Randall’s Island Park…one of Manhattan’s main recreation hubs, since the 1930s.…A huge thank you to everyone…Your energy was contagious and because of you it was a smashing success.”

Feast of San Gennaro

“New York City’s longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States”

Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival

“culinary icons from around the globe”

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

“a community of world-class artists, fun-loving fans, devoted volunteers, non-stop jam sessions, funky campsites, scrumptious food and booths filled with crafts, instruments and clothing…’A Who’s Who of Bluegrass Music’…a gathering of the best of the best in bluegrass, which happens to be America’s fastest growing musical genre…’It just doesn’t get any better than this’…famous for presenting a wide range of bluegrass styles”

Havana Film Festival New York

“The festival includes film, special events, receptions and A Havana Night Gala with dinner, entertainment and a live and silent auction. Panel discussions…award-winning films…new independent films”

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York

“A free…multicultural sporting and cultural event with 154 teams from around the country…the oldest, largest, most traditional Dragon Boat Festival in the US…colorful, custom made teak boats, which are virtual works of art gliding on water…Custom made by a small coterie of craftsmen in Hong Kong,”

Imagine Science Film Festival

“to showcase films (especially fiction films), that effectively incorporate science into a compelling narrative while maintaining credible scientific groundings”

International Pickle Festival

“for people to have fun and introduce them to…all things Pickled…expand peoples culinary horizons along with exhibitions of International cultures and customs through the simple, but alluring PICKLE!”

Korean American Film Festival New York

Narrative Shorts Competition

“emerging Korean American filmmakers…features films of all genres and lengths from a variety of Korean and American perspectives”

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

“longest-running, premiere showcase for international documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction”

Museum Mile Festival

“New York’s Biggest Block Party”

“One day a year… nine of the country’s finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors from 6pm – 9pm for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration.”

New Island Festival created by Dutch Artists

“provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers…brings the greatest elements of European outdoor performing arts festivals to Governors Island…All of Governors Island will be the stage for the Dutch, American, and other international artists who will utilize the waterfront promenade, historic homes, barracks and open green spaces to re-imagine this Island in the middle of New York Harbor.”

New York African Diaspora Film Festival

“eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world”


“media and the people who make it…annual events and…the people who are making things happen in the world of digital media and beyond”

New York City Short Film Festival

“celebrates the short form by showcasing provocative and entertaining short films from around the world”

New York City Street Fairs

“dozens of Festivals and Special Events that take place throughout the year in NYC”

New York Comedy Festival

comedians dedicated to comedy

New York Festival of Song

“The festival may be the most reliably excellent musical organization in New York. What orchestra, ensemble or opera company can make every show so special or count on such meticulous research, such infallible humor and such a sure sense of style?” (Newsday)

New York Festivals:

International Advertising Awards in all Media

International Innovative Advertising Awards

International Television & Film Awards

International Radio Programming & Promotion Awards

“Recognizing The World’s Best Work™ in advertising and programming…and marketing in global communications through eight annual competitions…NYF maintains an international network of representatives who promote the competitions in over 65 countries.”


New York Film Festival

New Directors/New Films Festival

The Film Society of Lincoln Center

“one of those rare institutions whose stature is matched by its popularity…The Film Society is best known for two world-class international festivals – the New York Film Festival (the most famous and prestigious in the country), and New Directors/New Films (celebrating new cinematic artists)”

New York Flamenco Festival

“‘one of the year’s biggest dance events in New York City’ (New York Times)…New York’s annual flamenco celebration…features mesmerizing performances with renowned dancers and musicians direct from Spain”

New York Guitar Festival

“examining virtually every aspect of the guitar’s musical personality…producing eclectic, multi-genre concerts and radio broadcasts, commissioning new works, and supporting innovative collaborations among outstanding artists, its Guitar Harvest series of recordings supports innovative outreach programs in our public schools.”

New York Gypsy Festival

“centuries-old history goes hand in hand with new innovations… vast and complex… venerated legends and fiery upstarts…urbane to the rustic…Gypsy jazz and Gypsy punk….comes full circle with…traditional folk music…from refined and contemporary post-bop jazz to riotous everything-but-the-kitchen-sink celebrations”


New York International Children’s Festival

“largest festival of its kind in the country… access to better cinematic offerings than most mainstream theaters provide”

New York International Documentary Festival “docfest”

“showcasing outstanding works the public has not otherwise seen, including important overlooked documentaries and those that have successfully made the rounds of international film festivals but remain out of sight due to absence of distribution”

New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC

“largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues – that’s a total of more than 1300 performances!”

New York International Latino Film Festival

“premier Urban Latino film event in the country…to showcase the works of the hottest emerging Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S. and Latin America, offer expansive images of the Latino experience, and celebrate the diversity and spirit of the Latino community”

New York Jewish Film Festival

“Celebrate the diversity of the worldwide Jewish experience through an unrivaled selection of cinematic work, presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center.”

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Press Reviews:

“one of the most important piano festivals in the world…world-class artists…intimate surroundings…seminars, masterclasses and concerts by distinguished artists and rising stars… reads like a Who’s Who…adding to the richness of the musical culture in New York…one of New York’s hidden treasures…consistently superb…up close and personal…invaluable summer celebration of the piano”

New York Art Festival

“a competitive art show that features the talents of international artists, photographers and sculptors from around the world…and attracts gallery owners, investors, art media, and buyers of fine art”

The New York International Music Festival

“one of the largest exhibitions of innovative musical talent in the US…showcases, parties and panels…created to provide a platform for music industry executives to discover emerging talent…to help musical acts break in to the music business and also provide a platform for manager and music professionals to discover, develop, promote, and manage our innovative, unique and undiscovered talent….runs concurrently with the prestigious New York International Independent Film and Video Festival…artists from all over the world have the chance to compete for awards, showcase their talents and network with A&R executives, music journalists, talent scouts and managers, casting agents and filmmakers”

New York Musical Theatre Festival

“largest annual musical theatre event in America…an unrivaled showcase for new musicals…to revitalize one of America’s greatest art forms by introducing a diverse audience to the vibrancy of contemporary musical theater, and by discovering, supporting and promoting new musical theater artists, producers, and projects…EMPOWERING A NEW GENERATION”

New York Photo Festival

“to document the future of photography in all its forms…internationally-respected curators…newest and most important trends in contemporary photography…New York City’s premier photography festival…pushing the boundaries of contemporary photography and showcasing ideas”

New York Polish Film Festival

“feature films, documentaries and shorts…also…”Neighboring Cinema” (including Czech, Romanian and Hungarian films)…a unique opportunity to meet…film makers…the biggest Polish film festival on the East Coast of the U.S.”

The New Yorker Festival

“Readings, author and artist appearances, and other magazine-related happenings”

New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival

“outdoor festival uniting our diverse citizenry in a celebration of American blues-based music…to preserve, protect and promote blues music and culture…draws fans from all over the globe… recognized with many remarkable accolades”

South Asian International Film Festival SAIFF

“largest film premiere destination for South Asian/Indian filmmakers in the United States…a groundbreaking cinematic and entertainment extravaganza…dynamic, visionary cinema…unparallel experiences for its attendees…a landmark event in New York City and also the ‘Largest’ South Asian film festival in North America…the very best in new cinema from new talent and acclaimed masters”

Subway Cinema New York Asian Film Festival

“where the latest and greatest Asian pop product often makes its first American landfall…one of the most diverse selections of Asian films…recognized as America’s leading festival of popular Asian cinema…the authorities on Asian genre films …committed to increasing exposure and appreciation for Asia’s popular cinema…one of the best Asian Film Festivals this side of Asia…one of the city’s most valuable events…expands your sense of what’s possible on a movie screen”

Summer Play Festival

“the Only Festival of its Kind…produces original new plays and musicals by emerging writers… has provided numerous resources to emerging theatre artists, produced over 600 public performances, and has provided an opportunity for 82 writers, as well as over one thousand directors, designers, actors, stage managers, and interns to present their work in a protected environment…to both fuel the growth of emerging theatre artists and encourage people to create, attend, and work in the theatre”

Tribeca Film Festival

“annual celebration of film, music and culture…assisting filmmakers to reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promoting New York City as a major filmmaking center”

Urbanworld Film Festival

“The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival”

Vision Festival

“innovative music and arts…city’s premier artist-run, multi-disciplinary celebration of creative improvised music and the culture that surrounds it, drawing both concertgoers and performers from all around the world… innovative American music from an Afro-American perspective and traditions…Avant-Jazz…creative music, dance, multi-media performances, spoken word, and the exhibition of visual arts…this festival rocked! The Music was spectacular! And there was dancing in the aisles!”

World Science Festival

“extravaganza of performances, debates, celebrations and demonstrations”