Third Annual Equus Film Festival takes New York November 20-22, 2015

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Equnews International reports:

It’s this time of year again when the horses and their equestrians take over New York City! The Equus Film Festival will be in NYC on November 20-22, 2015 with many films, plus artists from all corners of the world and over 30 authors, as well as many speakers.

The Equus Film Festival was founded in 2013 in St Charles ,Illinois, USA by avid equestrian, Lisa Diersen.

Since then, it has grown in numbers and moved to NYC to continue showcasing some of the world’s best in film, visual art and literature and raise awareness about some of the horse world most pressing cases. Thanks to the Equus Film Festival, many films have also gained International recognition and distribution.

“We believe that film holds the power to experience a story in the most compelling way. Therefore we empower storytellers to share their unique stories in the most optimal setting, a movie theater. Placing the festival in the capital of the world, New York City, where people from all walks of life can enjoy these inspiring stories.” —Equus Film Festival

The Equus Film Festival’s Website:

And more here about this brilliant event.

• Diana Susan De Rosa, reporting for The Examiner writes:

In just a few days the EQUUS Film Festival will commence for its second year in New York City. With over 140 films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and more it is the place that horse lovers from all walks of life will want to be November 20-21.

The event begins on Thursday night with a welcome party at Manhattan Saddlery, which is an invitation only event. Authors, filmmakers, sponsors, artists, organizers and guests will get together to mingle before the hustle and bustle begins on Friday November 20.

Friday will kick off the first day of films and EQUUS Magazine Directors Panels. Some heated debates are anticipated about such topics as soring and defending the horse. The NYC Carriage Horses will also be one of the topics discussed in one of the 13 panels over both Friday and Saturday. While the discussions go on in one theater, three other theaters will showcase a variety of visuals for people to choose from.

Saturday kicks off with the FREE Li’l Herc Kids Fest from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, November 21, with two theaters showing films including the much touted, “A Sunday Horse.” The special Saturday event is expected to draw a big crowd. Sponsored by Suzanne Kopp-Moskow not only will kids see films but afterwards they will leave the Village East Cinema and walk two blocks to the Pop-Up Gallery where they can choose between face painting, balloon art or their own caricature, which will be done by Li’l Herc artist Beatrice Bulteau. Read more »

You must register, even for the free events. Go to and click on the orange EventBrite button.

by Edge Brewing, a Sponsor of the Equus Film Festival

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