We are sorry to inform you all that The Wasserman Awards scheduled for this Thursday, March 12 at Village East Cinema and The Bowery Hotel reception have been postponed.

Due to concerns related regarding the spread of COVID-19 in the city, NYU has cancelled large gatherings and public gatherings and public events until at least March 29.

We will work to reschedule this terrific event, to give our award-winning filmmakers and our community an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments. We hope to be in touch after Spring Break with more information.


The First Run Film Festival is the longest continuously running film festival in New York City. This annual festival culminates with the Wasserman Awards Ceremony featuring the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation Awards. 

This festival features films, videos, and multimedia and animation projects from both undergraduates and graduates, who are eligible to win more than $50,000 in prizes.