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Inwood Film Festival

Attend the 2023 Inwood Film Festival from May 25-28. Featuring films made and by locals in the Inwood community.

By Inwood Art Works

When and where

Date and time

May 25 · 6:30pm - May 28 · 10pm EDT


Campbell Sports Center 218th Street and Broadway New York, NY 10034

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

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Inwood Art Works presents

The 6th Annual


May 25-28, 2023

Campbell Sports Center

218th Street and Broadway

New York, NY 10034


$15 Single Tickets

$50 Festival Pass 

$85 Benefit Ticket (Pre-sale), $125 (day-of)

$125 Benefit Ticket & Festival Pass (On sale until Festival Passes sell out)

*Special discount for local students. Email info@inwoodartworks for promo code and attach proof of current valid ID.

IFF+ Online Festival: $3 Single Tickets / $20 Festival Pass (on sale May 1)

Thursday, May 25

Opening Night Benefit

Thursday, May 25 – 6:30-10:00pm

Special feature presentation of award winning film, The Whale, with post screening conversation with Inwood-based screenwriter Samuel D. Hunter by Inwood Art Works’ Founder and Executive Producer, Aaron Simms.

From Darren Aronofsky comes The Whale, the story of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Starring Brendan Fraser and based on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter.

Plus, experience delicious food from Amores Café, unlimited wine and 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. 

Friday, May 26

Long Shorts: Documentary Portraits

<25 min. Shorts Exhibition – Friday, May 26 at 7:05pm - 40 minutes - post-screening filmmaker conversation immediately following.

Featuring: The Last Movie Theatre in Washington Heights, Scrawn, Takashi Harada, Lost Inwood Panoramas: Tubby Hook’s Boathouse Row.

Long Shorts: The Power of Acceptance

<25 min. Shorts Exhibition – Friday, May 26 at 8:35pm - 71 minutes - post-screening filmmaker conversation and reception featuring Inwood Filmmaker Fund grantees immediately following.

Featuring Inwood Film Festival Filmmaker Fund Films: Secadora, Night of Their Break-up, Giant, and I Am Poem

Saturday, May 27

Seminar: Budgeting, or Telling the Story of your Film

Saturday, May 27 at 12:05pm – Pay-what-you-will. Appropriate for beginners and professionals.

1.5 Million

Saturday, May 27 at 1:35pm - 98 minutes - Plus special post-screening conversation with filmmaker Gregory Hernandez.

Seminar: Contracts for the Indie Creator

Saturday, May 27 at 4:00pm - Pay-what-you-will. Appropriate for beginners and professionals.

Short Shorts

<5 min. Shorts Exhibition - Saturday, May 27 at 7:00pm – 45 minutes – post-screening filmmaker conversation immediately following.

Featuring: T-Bone, My Date with a Millennial, Ava, La Thespian, Santa Force, Coney Island Surprise, Check YES!, There’s Something in the Silence

Long Shorts: Lost & Found

<25 min. Shorts Exhibition – Saturday, May 27 at 8:15pm - 65 minutes - post-screening filmmaker conversation immediately following.

Featuring: The Book of Ruth, Little Mouse, Patricia Says Goodbye, Still Here

Sunday, May 28

Long Shorts: An Exercise in Democracy

<25 min. Shorts Exhibition – Sunday, May 28 at 1:05pm - 54 minutes - Plus special post-screening conversation with filmmakers.

Featuring: Entre Guerra y Guerra, Sleep, Lady Bogey, Urania Leilus


Feature film to be announced – Sunday, May 28 at 2:35pm

2023 Awards for Excellence in Filmmaking

Sunday, May 28 at approximately 5:00pm after the final screening – 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!



Inwood Film Festival online programming on demand from Sunday, May 28 through Sunday, June 4. Tickets on sale beginning May 1 through June 4 at

Inwood Art Works is thrilled for a second year to continue IFF+ as the online extension of the Inwood Film Festival. 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.




Wednesday, April 5. Venue to be announced.

Join us for the big reveal of the official selection announcement for our 6th Annual Inwood Film Festival!  Be the first to know the 2023 Inwood Film Festival selections and programming!  FREE with RSVP to


Friday May 25 through Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Red-Carpet Community Room is a hip hub to connect filmmakers and audiences. It is for the exclusive use of all Inwood Film Festival ticketed patrons before and after each screening. Enjoy a glass of wine or a Dyckman Beer and come to connect with neighbors before the show, stay afterward to discuss the films, meet like-minded folk, and hob-nob with local movers n’ shakers.


In accordance with NY State Department of Health guidelines, proof of vaccine is not required for venue entry. Masks are not required but strongly encouraged for all attendees, especially while seated in the theater during screenings.

Inwood Art Works is following all lawfully required COVID-19 health and safety protocols including NY State Department of Health guidelines and will continue to update and revise our protocols to reflect the most current safety standards - so make sure to reference this page closer to your event.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

About the organizer

Organized by
Inwood Art Works

Inwood Art Works creates and curates professional performing and visual arts in Inwood and its surrounding community.  Through its Film Works (Inwood Film Festival, Film Works Alfresco), Art Works (Gallery), and Stage Works (Back Porch Show) programs it encourages positive social engagement, goodwill, and unity through live theater, music, dance, film, new media, and visual arts within accessible proximity at affordable prices or free of charge.  

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