2023: Bronx Voted Bronx Independent Film Festival Best Film Festival!

Bronx Independent Film Festival
(718) 907-0079 – bronxstage.com

Much of the fanfare around New York film studios is centered around annual ones held in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. But there are multiple Bronx film festivals each year, including the Bronx International Film Festival, which was selected by voters this year as the Best Bronx film festival. It is only fitting considering the long history of filmmaking in the borough. During the early 20th century, the borough’s film studios included the Edison Studios and Terrytoons at 2826 Decatur Avenue and Biograph Studios at 807 E. 175th Street. “Butterfield 8” and “A Face in the Crowd” were among the films made at the borough’s Gold Medal Studios. The Bronx International Film Festival was created to honor the borough’s history of film.

2022: Bronx Voted Mott Haven Film Festival Best Film Festival!

Mott Haven Film Festival
15 Canal Pl
(929) 541-2884 – www.mhff.nyc

When it comes to film festivals, the Bronx can often feel like it’s left out of the equation — that is far from true for the Mott Haven Film Festival. Founded by Mott Haven resident Ninoska Carolina, the festival is here to raise up the South Bronx community and show that the neighborhood is a force to be reckoned with in the short film space. Each year, the Mott Haven Film Festival recognizes short films from filmmakers from all over the world and come together in the Bronx to show off which films that blend into the melting pot that is the Bronx. The festival accepts submissions from a number of genres, including Experimental, Documentaries, Comedy, Drama, and student films, so you never know what you’ll find in each festival!