Cannabis-loving film buffs in the Big Apple rejoice: the CannaBus Culture Film Festival is back for Round 2 on June 22, 2017. The festival celebrates entertaining and educational films about cannabis in hopes to further transform, stimulate change, and share the expanding horizons of cannabis culture in the city of New York.
New York CannaBus Culture Film Festival is back!
The New York City Cannabis Film Festival showcases a variety of feature and short narrative films covering numerous genres in efforts to “give filmmakers mainstream audience exposure and provide a forum to share their work with distributors and the general public.”
Tim Mattson, cannabis activist, film lover, and co-founder of the CCFF, say the event is an exciting opportunity for young filmmakers to showcase their talents.
We had a bunch of extra entries [to the NYCCFF]. I felt that we had so many entries that we couldn’t accept in last year’s New York City Cannabis Film Festival, I figured, why not create an opportunity for these filmmakers to get their films out?
Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, this year’s festival aims to “celebrate entertaining and educational films about cannabis in hopes to further transform, stimulate change, and share the expanding horizons of cannabis culture in the U.S.”
NYCCFF gives filmmakers both exposure to a mainstream audience, and also provides a forum to share their work with distributors and the general public.
The festival provides a meeting ground for cannabis-related businesses and organizations to enlighten attendees during a full day of events, workshops and activities.
Via two separate screenings on the evening of June 22, movies showcased will include feature films The Summer of the Cans by Tocha Alves; short films High Quality Cleaning by Sal Peretti, RiseFall by Clark Peacock, The Train Trip by Joseph Brandon, Grow Give by Alysia Salvador, Zion Curtain by Wendell Nielson, Bossman by Theresa Varga, Growing Community: Sprouts by William Levin, Recalculating by Diane Fredel-Weis, Extra Sausage by Keenan Murray and feature film Welcome to Willits by Timothy Ryan.
The films will be screened starting at 5:30 p.m., with the last film (Summer of the Cans) showing at 8:30 p.m.
All events (including workshops and other activities) will take place at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel on 80 Wythe Avenue. You can purchase tickets for any of the three screenings for $17, or pay $29 for a full festival pass that gets you into both screenings.
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