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The Fourth Annual Film Fest Takes Pace October 16th-23rd

More than 130 films will be screened at the fourth annual YOFI Film Fest, taking place in Yonkers and across Southern Westchester from October 16th-23rd. Tickets are on sale at

"This year’s section process was the most competitive yet, with hundreds of films submitted from around the world and right here in our own backyard," said Dave Steck, the festival’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, “We’ve always worked hard to make this a world-class festival, but we’re especially proud of this year’s lineup and think it’s going to be the best one yet.”

Patty Schumann, the Festival Director and cofounder, added. "With so many amazing movies submitted, I felt like a kid in a candy store getting to pick all these great movies for this year's festival.”

In just four years, the film festival has grown from a three-day event, to an international event, spanning eight days across six locations in Yonkers and Southern Westchester and includes filmmakers from Yonkers, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Scarsdale. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to see features, shorts, documentaries, animation, music videos and student work, that the public might not get to see anywhere else.

Visit the website for a complete list of films, workshops and special events. Mini-Filmmaking Workshops and High Speed Networking sessions are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23. As in previous years, there will be free family films and programs on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

This year, the expanded festival offerings will take place at pop-up theaters located at 66 Main Street and at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers, Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, the New Rochelle Public Library and the Picture House in Pelham. The Jacob Burns Film Center will present a hands-on workshop.