April 3 - April 7, 2024

NYU's First Run Festival is an annual event hosted by the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. It is the longest continuously running film festival in New York City, dedicated to showcasing the advanced work of NYU graduate and undergraduate film students. 

Marquee Event - Los Angeles

West Coast Screening And Alumni Party
Thursday, May 23, 2024
6pm Directors Guild Of America, Los Angeles
7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 

NYU in LA! An industry showcase of award-winning films from Undergraduate Film & TV and Graduate Film. Learn More about Los Angeles. The 2024 West Coast films are: 

Caroline Ho for WHEN THE SKY FALLS (3:48)
Undergraduate Film & Television

Xinying Lao for XIAOHUI AND HIS COWS (12:00)
Graduate Film

Raphael Pettigrew for JE ME SOUVIENS (16:37)
Undergraduate Film & Television

Elizabeth Rao for THE TRUCK (15:00)
Graduate Film

Alex Fischman for OVEJAS Y LOBOS (17:21)
Undergraduate Film & Television

Jason Adam Maselle for PUNTER (13:51)
Graduate Film

Marquee Events - NYC

Craft Awards
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
5pm  Awards Ceremony, Riese Lounge, 721 Broadway, Lobby Level 

The festival kicks off with the Craft Awards, a celebration of excellence in various areas such as screenwriting, editing, cinematography, producing, and more. We also recognize the King Award finalists and a handful of cash prize recipients who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship in their respective fields. 

Ice Cream Social & Festival Kick Off 
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
7pm  721 Broadway, Lower Concourse  

Festival Screenings
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
7:30pm  721 Broadway, Theaters 006 & 108  

King Awards & Screening
Thursday, April 4, 2024
6pm  Regal Union Square Theater

At this prestigious event, the top three King Award recipients from both the Graduate and Undergraduate Departments are recognized for their exceptional work. Over $50,000 in cash awards are presented to these top winners, followed by a screening of the films. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce the inaugural Jagat Murari Directing Awards this year. 

Festival Film Screenings
April 5 - 7, 2024

Join us to watch 100+ graduate and undergraduate films representing animation, documentary, experimental and narrative works.

Friday, April 5, 6pm - 9pm 
721 Broadway, Lower Concourse

Saturday, April 6, 3pm - 9pm 
721 Broadway, Lower Concourse

Sunday, April 7, 3pm - 8pm 
721 Broadway, Lower Concourse

*All events are open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.