9th Annual Peekskill Film Festival 2024


June 29, 2024

The 9th Annual Peekskill Film Festival will launch on Friday, July 26th at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater with the premiere of “Creep Box,” directed by Cold Spring resident Patrick Biesemans, and preceded by a block of short films.  The festival will continue Saturday, July 27th and Sunday July 27th.  The Festival is supported by The Field Library and the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater.

The Peekskill Film Festival was founded in 2015 to promote the art of film making in the vibrant and historic Hudson River city of Peekskill, NY. The mission of the Peekskill Film Festival is to give established and emerging filmmakers, writers, actors and producers a showcase to share their work in a festival setting; provide exposure to award winning films and performers who reflect the diversity of the city of Peekskill; promote film literacy through workshops and lectures; and give audiences a chance to see important, overlooked, and often excluded works of film.  It is an important opportunity to view new works by emerging filmmakers, including features, shorts, documentaries, and animation.

“This year the Peekskill Film Festival committee is working with the City of Peekskill, the Peekskill Business Improvement District, and The Field Library to expand the scope of the Festival,” said Film Festival manager, Chris Fox.

“We are coordinating with the City to have an outdoor screening of the Academy-award nominated film “Nimona,” and the Festival will sponsor an introduction by one of the film’s directors, Nick Bruno.  In addition, the Festival is  hosting a panel discussion  moderated by Jane Applegate, “The Future of the Entertainment Industry: How to Succeed Despite the Chaos.”

“We are thrilled to see the Peekskill Film Festival grow this year with more options for both film makers and movie fans,” said Fox. “We look forward to people coming to Peekskill for the day or the weekend, seeing our films and, also, enjoying the restaurants, cultural attractions, parks in and around the city.”

The rest of the films that are selected will be announced in early July, and they will be posted on Festival’s website,  https://peekskillfilmfestival.org .

For more information contact:  peekskillfilmfestival@gmail.com

About The Field Library

“To provide an opportunity for learning, personal growth and recreation for all the people of Peekskill and Town of Cortlandt, as well as other residents of Westchester County, through the resources and personnel of The Field Library. To apply traditional expertise and modern technology for equal access to quality library services, materials, resources, and facilities.”