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NOVEMBER 9 – 13, 2016
136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Nitehawk Cinema’s annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival is a multi-day screening celebrating short films under twenty-minutes. 

Since 2013, the mission of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival has been to highlight exceptional short-form film and videos by artists and filmmakers. The Festival’s main slate programming features a range of filmmakers, from emerging film school students to Academy Award nominees, in curated screenings that prioritize conversations between the films over categorical listings. With a focus on those working in New York, the Nitehawk Shorts Festival provides a platform for local, national, and international filmmakers to encourage an engagement with new audiences and to establish a dialogue with the New York/Brooklyn film community.

The Festival includes an Opening Nite, Music Driven, Art Seen, Midnite, and weekend Matinee screenings along with an opening night celebration and Filmmakers’ Gathering in our Lo-Res Bar. Programs consist of short films in all forms (animation, documentary, narrative, non-narrative, artist films, music videos, horror) by local, national, and international filmmakers.

The Nitehawk Shorts Festival is held exclusively at Nitehawk Cinema, New York’s premiere dine-in theater that pairs exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with table-side food and beverage service. The cinema is centrally located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 136 Metropolitan Avenue (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue). Click here for directions!