Two film festivals are set to return to Upper Manhattan next month—and they're taking place over the same four days.
The 11th Annual People's Film Festival (TPFF), shining a spotlight on independent movies from across the globe, will be at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 and the Maysles Documentary Center at 343 Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem from June 2 to 5.
After a two-year pause, the Inwood Film Festival, celebrating "films made locally and by locals," will return to the Campbell Sports Center at Broadway and 218th Street in Inwood from June 2 to 5.
TPFF will feature more than 55 independent feature-length movies, shorts and music videos, including the opening night documentary "Impact—Dick Gregory" by Jordan Stone and the closing night feature film "Survival" by Damon Jamal.
Organized by neighborhood nonprofit Inwood Art Works, the Inwood Film Festival will showcase 37 films, with an emphasis on long shorts (under an hour) in categories such as "Reality Bites," "Documentary Portraits" and "Uptown: Criminal Intent." Other festival events include industry seminars and post-show conversations with filmmakers.
Tickets to both festivals are currently on sale, starting at around $15.