Established to promote diversity of ideas and to showcase the creativity of City University of New York’s emerging talent, the CUNY Film Festival offers fresh voices the opportunity to be heard.


As the only CUNY wide, student-run film festival, we celebrate excellence in film and provide a platform for students and alumni to showcase their work. Since our inception in 2009, we have brought together filmmakers from CUNY’s senior campuses, community colleges, and graduate programs. The festival promotes creative collaboration with the larger filmmaker community and fosters engagement with industry professionals. Now in our tenth year, the CUNY Film Festival continues to celebrate diversity of ideas and visions while recognizing excellence in production of the work of CUNY filmmakers.