*We will return in 2022.
The mission of the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival is to nurture and celebrate new and independent film makers in the mecca of hipster and progressive culture., Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Willfilm - Our Vision
The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival welcomes filmmakers with unique stories to tell and aims to deliver their works to the most diverse, sophisticated community of cinephiles in the world: the people of New York City - with Williamsburg, Brooklyn as one of its most energetic centers. The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival serves as a destination for audiences to be enlightened, enriched and inspired by new film art.

*award categories subject to change


Best Director

Best Comedy

Best Drama

Best Screenplay

Best Actor - Comedy

Best Actor - Drama

Best Actress - Comedy

Best Actress - Drama

Best Williamsburg Short

Best Cinematography

Best Documentary

Best Foreign Film

Audience Award

Thelma K. Bloch Award for the Arts

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Overall Rating
  • Really cool festival at a cool underground venue. Great films. Very Williamsburg style.

    March 2020
  • Jesi Le Rae

    Excellent location, viewing, and hospitality

    January 2020
  • Tyler A Chase

    We were really psyched that our short doc, Sweet Soul in Exile was selected for the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival because it is blocks from where we filmed and it was kind of poetic. The festival was not a disappointment. It is one of the coolest festivals we've been to. The organizers and staff are really nice people who treat the filmmakers with a lot of respect and professionalism. The projection of the film was clear with good sound. The Q&A afterwards was educated and interesting. People who came to see our movie were happy and so are we.

    December 2019
  • Williamsburg Independent Film Festival is wonderful! Screenings were packed and the staff is very kind, accommodating and communicative.

    December 2019
  • Stella Bronwasser

    We were thrilled to be included and really happy to have won best documentary film. We had our protagonist and camera man and several friends at the festival, and they had a great time! We were unable to attend, but got nice feedback. Thanks for putting this festival together.

    December 2019