First Time Fest x The Roxy Hotel

“First Time Fest 2016 is a 4-day showcase of original inspiring works by First Time Directors, Producers, Cinematographers, Editors, Screenwriters and Film Composers. Featuring a New Filmmakers’ Showcase, a First Exposure series of already prominent directors’ first works and number of groundbreaking panels all in an intimate setting.”

The Roxy Hotel is a big supporter of the arts, and a champion of those pursuing their crafts. As such, the hotel has partnered with First Time Fest co-founders, Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward to be the official headquarters of the 4th annual event for 2016.

The program, curated by David Schwartz, entails a 4-day showcase of original inspiring works by first time directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, screenwriters and film composers. Featuring a New Filmmakers’ Showcase, a First Exposure series of already prominent directors’ first works and number of groundbreaking panels all in an intimate setting. All events will take place within Roxy’s newly renovated setting, spread across The Roxy Cinema, The Roxy Lounge & Bar and The Django located on the cellar level.

A full events breakdown and schedule can be found here.

All events are RSVP only. For inquiries, please email Brittany Gooden.

First Time Fest At A Glance

Indie Vision Award 2016 With Honoree Ed Lachman | Thurs, Mar 3 at 6:30pm
Opening Night Film: Ethan Hawke Presents ‘Chelsea Walls’ | Fri, Mar 4 at 7:00pm
Follow The Money – A Brunch Conversation | Sat, Mar 5 at 11:30am
First Exposure with Stacy Cochran | Sat, Mar 5 at 1:00pm
New Filmmaker Showcase ‘It Had To Be You’ | Sat, Mar 5 at 3:30pm
New Filmmaker Showcase ‘Lonely Boys’ | Sat, Mar 5 at 6:00pm
New Filmmaker Showcase ‘Frame By Frame’ | Sun, Mar 6 at 1:00pm
From Rock To Score With Nile Rodgers | Sun, Mar 5 at 3:00pm
First Exposure with Rose Troche ‘Go Fish’ | Sun, Mar 6 at 4:30pm
Closing Night Film – The 20th Anniversary of ‘The Delta’ | Sun, Mar 6 at 7:00pm
Closing Night After Party | Sun, Mar 6 at 9:30pm