ABOUT YOFIFEST

 

The seventh annual YoFiFest film festival is took place in November, 2019, screening over two hundred independent movies over eleven days. They were from eighteen countries around the world, and from right in our own backyard, and included features, shorts, comedies, dramas, documentaries, animation, music videos and student work that you might not be able see anywhere else.

 

YoFiFest has received two “Best of Westchester” awards, for "Best Film Geek Event" and "Best New Film Festival", and was once again voted one of the “Top 100 Film Festivals” by FIlmFreeway. It was also named one of the Top Ten Hippest Things about Yonkers  by lohud.com and The Journal News and one of the "Top Five Things To Do" by Westchester Magazine.

 

The festival is all about connections and conversations, so in addition to including talkback Q&A sessions at almost every screening, the festival offers a "mini film school” series of workshops taught by award-winning industry professionals, and parties and receptions where filmmakers and film fans get the chance to meet and mingle.

It takes place in the revitalized riverfront section of Downtown Yonkers, home to restaurants, art galleries. and other points of interest. It's steps away from the Yonkers Metro-North station, convenient to both on and off street parking, and is reachable by NYC mass transit via a free transfer to the Bee Line bus.

YoFIFest is easy to get to, fun to hang out at and not to be missed!