The GenArt Film Festival is a weekend of premieres that highlight 7 feature films and 7 short films by emerging indie filmmakers from around North America. Over the course of four days, October 3-6th, this festival is taking place in New York City at the AMC Loews Village Theater on 66 3rd Avenue (11th Street) culminating in a special guest jury decision on Sunday where these filmmakers will take home various awards and titles. This year’s jurors include actor and musician Bryan Greenberg, Verge CEO Jeff Vespa, Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas, and New York Magazine’s Kyle Buchanan. Tickets for the general public (drinks included!) are on sale now at the GenArt website.

Highlights include Emoticon, about navigating love and intimacy in the digital age, The Warrior and a Savior about two South African children orphaned by AIDS making a fresh start in New York City, The Discoverers about a family forced on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Swim Little Fish Swim which melds surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks to track a chid’s journey from childhood to adulthood, and Art Machine, about a child art prodigy’s tribulations growing up in the adult world.

The jury members will select the Grand Jury Awards for Best Feature and Best Short Film, Male and Female Stargazer Awards, Costume Design Award, Directing Award, Cast Collaboration Award and Score Award. The awards ceremony will take place on October 6, following the closing night film premiere. Click here for information on each of the films and their show times, as well as how to get tickets.