The Ocktober Film Festival Opening Night is in its 4th year of existence! The opening night event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 6th, at the beautiful Sofrito Restaurant & Lounge located inside River Park. The festival was recently named one the fastest growing film festivals in NYC and this year they are living up to that title.

In previous years, guests and attendees have included Hill Harper, Harry Lennix, Damon Dash, Clifton Powell and many others.  Ending the festival is the popular award show which this year will be held on October 9th at 7:30pm.  This this year actor Leon Robinson who is known for outstanding performances in films such as The Five Heartbeats, The Temptations and Little Richard.  In addition, celebrity acting coach, Tracey Moore, will join the festival  

A few other great things happening at the festival this year are as follows:  The festival is raffling off a Mercedes-Benz and they just launched their very own Ocktober Film Festival Channel on FLI.TV. This is exciting because having their own channel means we are one of the few festivals who have in-house distribution. Since OFF has been known for being a "teaching festival" this year they have empowering workshops that include topics like, pitching your project, monetizing your content and there will even be a representative from Indiegogo coming to share winning ideas about crowdfunding.

For more information on the festival, visit, their website.  Check out the promo video on YouTube: Ocktober Film Festival Channel promo video, and Ocktober Film Festival Promo. The festival is scheduled to be another great New York event. 


Published by Judith Davis