Our Mission

Our Mission

Bowery Film Festival in NYC is bringing about a cinematic revolution unseen since the 70’s. We strive to discover a new wave of renegade filmmakers creating raw, gritty, funny, and bombastic art in one of the most culturally rich and progressive NYC neighborhoods.

Bowery Punk Scene

“An exciting line-up of films with a good crowd in an awesome venue.” – Joseph White

The Bowery

Located in one of the oldest thoroughfares in NYC, the Bowery is known by its singular namesake where world-renowned artists have lived, created and thrived. Home to Martin Scorsese, William Burroughs, and the American Punk Scene, the Bowery is one of the great highways of humanity, of seething life, varied interests, fun, diverse culture, art, and rock-and-roll.

The Bowery Wall

“A great team, with a fresh and thoughtful perspective.” – Marco North


Bowery Film Festival in NYC hosts screening events in top-notch venues on the Bowery, and provides an opportunity to network with industry professionals at our networking events and opening and closing night parties. We believe that art is subjective, so our our winners are decided by the audience.  The winners of each screening receive over $5000 in prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

Bowery Film Festival Q&A

“One of the most inventive, ground breaking, challenging festivals for independent and art house film.” – Alexis Karl


  • What type of films do you screen?

    All genres/forms accepted. We screen Feature Films, Short Films, TV/Web Series, Documentaries, Music Videos, Experimental Works, Animations, and Video Art. We also accept works-in-progress.

  • Where do your screenings take place?

    Our screenings & nightly parties take place in the coolest theaters, galleries, bars, and pubs on the Bowery in NYC.

  • Who is eligible to submit?

    Anyone. We showcase works from filmmakers of all walks of life regardless of gender, race, age, creed, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

We screen raw, gritty, funny, and bombastic films.
If you suspect your film would fit our program, submit your film.

Submit Your Film

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