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Film Works presents:

Inwood Film Festival

Thursday, May 23 - Sunday, May 26

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Inwood Art Works presents



May 23-26, 2024

Campbell Sports Center

505 W 218th Street

New York, NY 10034


$15 Single Tickets / $50 Festival Pass

$85 Benefit Ticket / $125 Benefit Ticket & Festival Pass

IFF+ Online Festival: $3 Single Tickets / $20 Festival Pass (on sale May 26)

*$10 Single ticket/$40 Festival Pass discount for local students.  Email info@inwoodartworks for promo code and attach proof of valid ID.

Click here to read all about the Official Selections playing!

Thursday, May 23

Opening Night Benefit

Thursday, May 23 – 6:30-10:00pm

Special feature presentation of acclaimed documentary film, The Boys from Kingsbridge, post screening interview with post screening conversation with filmmaker Thom MacNamara, and Brendan Carroll, Danny McNally, and Mike Hussey with Inwood Art Works’ Founder and Executive Producer, Aaron Simms.

Five friends from the same neighborhood in the NW Bronx grow up and go separate ways. Amazingly, four of them come to be at the same place at the time on that fateful day in September 2001. Written, Produced and Directed by Thom MacNamara, the “5th unseen friend,” The Boys of Kingsbridge is a compelling, gritty and honest story of survival, community, and what selfless people do in a time of crisis.

Plus, experience delicious food, refreshing beer from Dyckman Beer Company, and delectable desserts in celebration of our incredible filmmaking community!

$85 pre-purchase.  $125 day-of, and at the door, if space allows. Tickets can be purchased at

Friday, May 24

Seminar: SAG-AFTRA Contracts for the Indie Creator

Saturday, May 24 at 4:00pm – 45 minutes – Pay-what-you-will. Appropriate for beginners and professionals.

Learn the contracts available to you through SAG-AFTRA to empower you to make your film. Members of the SAG-AFTRA New York Local, including Actor/Writer/Producer, Sarah Seeds and Lief Larson (SAG AFTRA NY Board Member & TV Academy Member) offer their expertise in everything including contracts, budgeting, and creation. Q&A to follow.

Get to Eleven

Feature Exhibition – Friday, May 24 at 7:00pm – 60 minutes – Plus special post-screening conversation with filmmakers Padraic Lillis and David Quay.

Long Shorts: IFF Filmmaker Fund Shorts

<25 min. Shorts Exhibition – Friday, May 24 at 8:35pm – 77 minutes – post-screening filmmaker conversation and reception featuring Inwood Filmmaker Fund grantees immediately following.

Featuring Inwood Film Festival Filmmaker Fund Films:  This is Jane. See Jane…, Alternate Side Parking, Condos, Nana, Puerto Rican Jew.

Saturday, May 25

Seminar: Budgeting, or Telling Story of your Film through Numbers

Saturday, May 25 at 12:05pm – Pay-what-you-will. Appropriate for beginners and professionals.

Before you make your movie, you need to make a budget!  Do you know how to tell the story of your film through numbers?  Join Founder and Executive Producer of Inwood Art Works, Aaron Simms, as he shares the essential financial considerations all filmmakers need to account for before they shoot their first frame.

Long Shorts: Dancing Beyond the Boundaries of Realty

Saturday, May 25 at 1:35pm – 45 minutes – Plus special post-screening filmmaker conversation immediately following.

Featuring:  Resurrection, Opening Ceremony, The Gorgon Cycles, Stay With

Seminar: Screenwriting with Samuel D. Hunter

Saturday, May 25 at 5:30pm – 45 minutes – Pay-what-you-will. Appropriate for beginners and professionals.

Learn about the ins and outs of screenwriting with acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, Samuel D. Hunter.  Q&A to follow.

Short Shorts

<5 min. Shorts Exhibition – Saturday, May 25 at 7:00pm – 46 minutes – post-screening filmmaker conversation immediately following.

Featuring: Check Please, Self Love, The Pillow Case, Hairpiece, Bald, The Late Set, Josh and Lyla go to Dinner, This is Inwood, Solitude, The Duplicate.

Long Shorts: Finding, Bonding, and Belonging

<25 min. Shorts Exhibition – Saturday, May 25 at 8:35pm – 67 minutes – post-screening filmmaker conversation immediately following.

Featuring:  City of Dreamz, Fundamental Shapes, Un Bizcocho Para Mi, Suspicious Minds, Dummy

Sunday, May 26

Long Shorts: Uptown – Criminal Intent

<25 min. Shorts Exhibition – Sunday, May 26 at 1:35pm – 60 minutes – Plus special post-screening conversation with filmmakers.

Featuring:  Honest Work, On Point, Mangu Aqui 2

Robin Hood (Student Film from Pied Piper Children’s Theater)

Feature Exhibition – Sunday, May 26 at 3:35pm – 60 minutes – Plus special post-screening conversation with filmmakers, Joe and Leslie Burby.

2024 Awards for Excellence in Filmmaking

Sunday, May 28 at 5:00pm – FREE, all are welcome!

Join us in the Theater following the final screening on Sunday, June 5 for the announcement of the Inwood Film Festival’s Awards for Excellence in Filmmaking!


Online only Festival Programming – On demand Sunday, May 26 through Sunday, June 16. Tickets on sale beginning May 1 at

Inwood Art Works is thrilled to launch IFF+ as the online extension of the Inwood Film Festival.  If there is one positive thing that we’ve learned from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that our community exists beyond geographical boarders.  Our goal for IFF+ is to provide an alternative digital platform that celebrates, showcases, and enhances accessibility to the films of our fantastic local artists.  Our hope is that these online festival screenings attract large and enthusiastic new audiences for local independent filmmakers.

Friday, May 23 to Sunday, June 12, IFF+ Exclusive Online only Screening of One for the Ages.

Sunday, May 26 to Sunday, June 12 – IFF+ all Inwood Film Festival film programming available.


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