Five day festival of short films under 20 minutes
Nitehawk Cinema, New York | November 9-13, 2016

Nitehawk Cinema’s annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival is a multi-day screening celebrating short films under twenty-minutes. 

View the Festival website for complete film program, event schedule, and reviews.

Since 2013, the mission of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival has been to highlight exceptional short-form film and videos by artists and filmmakers. The Festival’s main slate programming features a range of filmmakers, from emerging film school students to Academy Award nominees, in curated screenings that prioritize conversations between the films over categorical listings. With a focus on those working in New York, the Nitehawk Shorts Festival provides a platform for local, national, and international filmmakers to encourage an engagement with new audiences and to establish a dialogue with the New York/Brooklyn film community.

The Festival includes 55 shorts films in an Opening Nite, Music Driven, Art Seen, Midnite, and weekend Matinee screenings along with an opening night celebration and Filmmakers’ Gathering in our Lo-Res Bar. Programs consist of short films in all forms (documentary, narrative, non-narrative, artist films, music videos, horror) by local, national, and international filmmakers.

The Nitehawk Shorts Festival is held exclusively at Nitehawk Cinema, New York’s premiere dine-in theater that pairs exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with table-side food and beverage service. The cinema is centrally located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 136 Metropolitan Avenue (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue).



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