PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Submissions are being sought for Peekskill’s annual film festival in May, according to organizers.
It is an important opportunity, they say, to catch new works from emerging filmmakers, animators, and students.
This year’s fest will focus on black and Hispanic filmmakers and themes.
Among the works to be screened at the Paramount Theater at 1008 Brown St. on May 13-14 is “But Not For Me,” which tells the story of Will, a young writer living in the big city and barely scraping by. It stars Marcus Carl Franklin, a Peekskill resident and award-winning actor.
The fest will also screen “La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream),” the most awarded Mexican film in history, which follows three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, on their search for a better life in the United States.
The fest is being sponsored by the Paramount Center for the Arts, the Field Library, Westchester Community College, and Daniel Cobb, web developer and designer.
The Field Library said they are still looking for sponsors