Diaspora Film Festival

Diaspora Film Festival promotes independent cinema from South Asia, providing a platform for emerging filmmakers to showcase their unique stories and perspectives.

Event Name: Diaspora Film Festival New York | 2024

Diaspora Film Festival NYC, an initiative of Diaspora USA Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York, USA, celebrates emerging and diverse cultural arts. As a platform for global filmmakers and storytellers, DFFNY provides opportunities for recognition, open dialogue, and industry connections.

Since its inception in 2023, DFFNY has been dedicated to showcasing, supporting, and educating next-gen filmmakers while fostering relationships within the industry. Through workshops, panels, competitions, and networking events, including the InFocus initiative, which champions underrepresented voices, DFFNY strives to combat the lack of diversity in media.

At the heart of DFFNY is its annual film festival, featuring screenings of shorts, documentaries, and animations from around the world. Each screening is followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers, offering audiences an opportunity to engage directly with the talent. Additionally, the festival includes special receptions, allowing attendees to connect with the filmmakers and celebrate their remarkable work.

Tickets: Open for all
Location: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) | 161-4 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11432
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm EST

About Us

Welcome to Diaspora Film Festival, where we celebrate the vibrant and diverse world of independent cinema from South Asia. As passionate advocates for storytelling and artistic expression, we curate and organize film festivals that showcase the rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and narratives found within this dynamic region. Our mission is to provide a platform for emerging filmmakers to share their unique voices and perspectives with global audiences, fostering dialogue, appreciation, and understanding through the power of cinema.

What We Do

Celebrate Diversity

Cinematic Exploration

Discover New Voices

Community Engagement

Global Perspectives

Storytelling Unleashed

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