And the Audience Award Goes to… FREAKS!

The audience has spoken, and they have chosen FREAKS as the winner of the 2019 What The Fest!? Audience Award! Congratulations to directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky. Adam was in attendance at the Sunday, March 24th screening where the audience was treated to ice cream and a post-screening Q&A. Check out photos from the […]

Parties, Q&As and WTF Moments Await at What The Fest!?

What The Fest!? is a film festival, sure, but we’re so much more than just movie screenings.  Are you looking for that little something extra in your film festival? You. Found. It. Browse our running list of programs and read all about what’s in store for you after you get your tickets. (PS hope you […]

What The Fest!? in the press!

What The Fest!? has arrived and the world is taking note.  “The city’s go-to madcap movie party with its eclectic international genre programming, entertaining pre-shows, intoxicating after-parties, and exciting guests.” – Dread Central “This year’s four-day festival at the IFC Center (March 20-24th) is so damn good it makes me angry.” – Original Cinemaniac “We know we’ve […]

Female Trouble: New Panelist + Moderator!

Join us for our upcoming panel entitled FEMALE TROUBLE: FEARLESS WOMEN LEADING THE WAY IN HORROR, FANTASY, AND SUSPENSE and hear from women who are forging new paths in genre filmmaking, in front of and behind the camera. We’ve added a new panelist (Hi Jenn!) and announced our moderator, Meredith Graves.   (Oh, and don’t forget, there’s […]

Pay tribute to Jack Ketchum at What The Fest!?

And now, this press release from our friends at Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies.   We are excited! DOUGLAS E. WINTER LEADS JACK KETCHUM TRIBUTE at the IFC CENTER’S 2nd ANNUAL WHAT THE FEST!? Once again we are partnering with the IFC Center’s new genre film festival What the Fest!? to present a brief talk before […]

World Premiere of Larry Fessenden’s DEPRAVED is our Opening Night Film!

Opening night of What The Fest!? will feature the World Premiere of Larry Fessenden’s latest film DEPRAVED, his unique take on the classic Frankenstein story — this time, set in contemporary Brooklyn. Preceding the film will be a ‘Frankenstein Origins’ video presentation, and Fessenden and cast will appear in-person for a post-screening Q&A. “We are […]

Go Straight To Hell at What The Fest!?’s Satanic Sidebar

Head way, way downtown for our Sunday sidebar of evil. Three events make up the festival’s “Satan Is Your Friend,” sidebar, a look at contemporary satanism, taking place Sunday, March 24. The lineup features the World Premiere Restoration of Ray Laurent’s 1970 documentary SATANIS: THE DEVIL’S MASS, a look inside the infamous “Black House” in […]

The 2nd Annual What The Fest!? Is Here!

  Second Annual WHAT THE FEST!? Film Festival Opens with World Premiere of New York Indie Genre Legend Larry Fessenden’s DEPRAVED, Features Film Premieres, Unique Events, and Unforgettable Moments of On and Off-Screen Mayhem to Take Place March 20th – 24th at New York’s IFC Center   (New York, NY | March 6, 2019) IFC […]