Ten-Day Festival in Yonkers Presents Local and International Films

Yonkers Film Festival (YoFiFest) presents its sixth annual celebration of film on November 2-11. The ten-day festival screens more than 150 films, from feature movies to student works. Focused showcases highlight films by women filmmakers, students, Westchester natives, members of the LGBT community and more. International and locally-made films provide screenings for a gamut of plotlines, including an inventor who creates a time  machine to win back an ex-girlfriend (Jasper, 11/4), a profile on New York City street artist Fumero (Fumero-ism: the Grafstract, 11/8) and an Alexander Hamilton re-enactor in Philadelphia (A Man Full of Trouble, 11/10). Most screenings will be accompanied by Q&A talkback sessions. In addition, a series of workshops led by industry professionals introduces audiences to topics such as crowdfunding and marketing. After a red carpet reception launches the opening night celebrations, the parties, receptions and meet-and-greet sessions continue throughout the festival, allowing filmmakers and fans to mingle. For more info, visit yofifest.com.

This program is supported by ArtsWestchester’s Mount Vernon and Yonkers Arts Initiative grants program. These grants are made possible with support from the Westchester County Executive and Westchester County Board of Legislators.

A version of this article first appeared in the November issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.

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