ABOUT THE FESTIVAL


The Red Hook Film Festival is a wonderful festival in the charming Hudson Valley in the village of Red Hook, New York, near the cultural hub of Bard College.  In 2013, we had our first film festival, Winter Shorts. The featured filmmakers we invited to participate called it, "the best film festival I have ever been a part of."  Our second film festival, Harvest Shorts was built on the original concept of 'our collective storytelling experience through film,' adding another evening for screenings and an afternoon event specifically for children: KidsFest!

Founded by the village residents, a few business owners and local film buffs, the Red Hook Film Festival features short and independently produced films by established and evolving directors.  The evenings are warm, enriching, and exciting; hosted by the community with our specially catered intermission featuring locally harvested foods, drinks and panel discussions.  Conversations with the directors follow the screenings, moderated by local expert and film teacher Timothy Fitzmaurice. This year our 3rd festival will take place in November in our quaint village.

The Red Hook Film Festival might just be the best weekend film fans have ever spent at a festival, and we'd like you to come and see for yourself.  Be inspired; enjoy our village, the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, and a weekend of great films!
 
Thank you and we look forward to meeting you at the next Red Hook Film Festival!