Thank you!

Thank you to all who helped kick off our 20th Festival season at our annual NY Int’l [NOT FOR KIDS] Film Festival Benefit + Auction!

At an evening of eats, drinks, bidding, and inappropriate* short films, guests supported the Festival and our Film-Ed initiative, which provides free and discounted opportunities for students and families to participate in the full range of Festival activities and services.

Couldn’t make it on February 2? You can still make an impact through a 100% tax-deductible donation.

*a selection of films that were submitted to the Festival that may not be appropriate for your kids, but that we just couldn’t keep to ourselves.

2017 Benefit Committee


Isabel Achaval
Tamiko Hershey
Yupin Khoo
K. Heather McRay
Dorie Lederfajn Paparo
Elyn Rosenthal
Keiko Tase
Kate Tentler

2017 Host Committee


Deepak Arya and Uttara Choudhury
Eric Beckman
Jennifer Buzzelli
Brandy Carbone
Yvonne YF Chan
Art Chang
Kennedy H. Cogan
Scott Cohen and Anastasia Traina
Gary D’Urso and Marina Brolin
Brooke Elkin
Alyson Friedman
Stephen Gass
Sharon and Marc Gerstein
Ali and Bob Hoffman
Jody Holden
Cherie Jack
Kanan Joshi and Taranjit Sabharwal
Eliud Kauffman
Ella and Brett Leitner
Suzanne Lopez
Jodie Markell
Lynne McVeigh
Adam Mizel and Taunya Van Der Steen-Mizel
Barbara Norman
Nana Olivas-McEwen
Jane Royal and John C. Lantis II
Jo Anne Schlesinger
Emily Shapiro
Aimee Shieh
Guy Story and Kerry Donahue
Meg Tansey
Veronica Taylor
Ismeé and Marc Williams
Kira and Jake Wizner