Where Amazing Movies Come Together

AMC is home to many movie festivals across the country. We’re proud to bring people together for the common goal of celebrating great films.

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Urbanworld Film Festival

September 23-27, 2015 | AMC Empire 25 | New York, NY

The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, short films, spotlight screenings and events, live staged screenplay readings, the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media panels and workshops, and Urbanworld Music, which highlights emerging talent in live performances during after party events. Over the last 18 years, Hollywood studios, indie film distributors, and established and emerging filmmakers have consistently chosen Urbanworld® to premiere box office and award-winning hits. Urbanworld has also provided a platform for some of today's leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace. The Urbanworld Film Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that endeavors to consistently manifest its mission of redefining and advancing the presence and impact of the multicultural community in cinema and cross-platform media. By implementing initiatives that actively support and develop content creators of color, Urbanworld significantly contributes to the evolution of the media and entertainment landscape and the diversity that it reflects. Gabrielle Glore serves as Festival Director & Head of Programming for Urbanworld. The festival website is www.urbanworld.org

The DC South Asian Film Festival

September 25-27, 2015 | AMC Loews Rio Cinemas | Gaithersburg, MD

The DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF), presented by Ceasar Productions is the most celebrated film festival screening feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Global South Asian Community. The Festival is committed to screening Independent films. All films have English Subtitles. The 4th Annual DC South Asian International Film Festival will take place from September 25-27, 2015 at the AMC Loews Rio Cinemas, Gaithersburg, MD.

Sept 25 – Opening Night Red Carpet, Movie, and Gala

Sept 26 – Workshops, Movies, Party/Karaoke Night

Sept 27 – Workshops, Movies, and Closing Night Awards Gala

Please visit: www.dcsaff.com for more information.


September 16-December 2, 2015 | AMC River East 21 | Chicago, IL

ASIAN POP-UP CINEMA is the signature series of SOPHIA’S CHOICE, a new Chicago not-for-profit arts organization under the direction of Chicago-based, Hong Kong-bred cultural entrepreneur Sophia Wong Boccio. SOPHIA’S CHOICE was started here with the ambitious multiple mission of: cultivating the general public’s interest in Asian culture via film; connecting the Asian film industry with local industry for both professional and educational exchanges; and promoting Chicago as a destination for Asian film companies. All of the above programs will serve as the incubator for the First Chicago Asian Film Festival, to be launched in tandem with the Chinese New Year holiday in 2017.

For more info, visit www.asianpopupcinema.org

The Naperville Independent Film Festival

September 12 - 19, 2015 | AMC Showplace Naperville 16 | Naperville, IL

The Naperville Independent Film Festival supports independent filmmakers through a week-long celebration each September in Naperville, a western suburb of Chicago. Now in its eighth year, the festival has received over 1200 submissions and has shown over 600 films.