Festival of Cinema NYC returns for its 6th year at the Regal UA Midway Theatre and the Queens Library in Forest Hills as a live in-person 10-day event from Aug 5th – Aug 14th. Screenings include more than 120 of the best independent films from around the world.
Over 90 filmmakers are expected to be in attendance. The premiere includes 12 world premieres, 7 North American premieres, and 13 East Coast premieres.
Next month will mark the festival’s return to the Queens Library at Forest Hills as a second screening location for the first time since 2019 as FOC NYC continues to expand its footprint back to its pre-pandemic glory. Programming at the library will include short film screenings, seminars and special guest speakers – all of which will be offered free to the public.
Festival of Cinema NYC Founder and Executive Director Jayson Simba, said, “This year’s edition of the film festival continues to build on the success and growth we experienced last year highlighted by our return to the Queens Library for free films, panels and talks. This year, we have also worked hard to find amazing films from all over the world to present to our FOC NYC film fans, while also celebrating our local filmmakers and the community we call home”.