10/16 | NewFest: Shorts: Brief Encounters

Join us at the Nitehawk Prospect Park on Saturday, October 16th for NewFest’s BRIEF ENCOUNTERS short film program. These encounters might be brief but the promise of romance is in the air, so invite your crush and prepare to swoon together.

10/20 | NewFest: Homebody

A kid questioning their gender swaps bodies with a beloved babysitter, leading to a hilarious quest across NYC to get back to the way things were and imagine the way things could be. Join us at the Nitehawk Prospect Park on Wednesday, October 20th for NewFest's presentation of HOMEBODY, from Rooftop alum Joseph Sackett!

10/29 | Candyman (1992) | Free with RSVP

Join us under the stars at Industry City on Friday, October 29th, for a free Halloween weekend screening of Bernard Rose's legendary horror classic CANDYMAN starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen!

2022 Summer Series Submissions Now Open

In 2021, we celebrated our 25th annual Summer Series—our signature program of new, independent films—and we have every intention of hosting in-person screenings again in 2022! We are looking forward to bringing films to live, in-person audiences again this summer!

Filmmakers Fund Grantees Announced!

NewFest: Shorts: Brief Encounters
Sat Oct 16 12:45 PM

NewFest: Shorts: Brief Encounters

Short Film Program

Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park

NewFest: Homebody
Wed Oct 20 7:30 PM

NewFest: Homebody

Feature Film Program

Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park

Candyman (1992)
Fri Oct 29 7:00 PM

Candyman (1992)

Feature Film Program

Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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