About Screen Slate

Screen Slate is dedicated to advancing moving image culture by:

Compiling daily listings of New York City independent, repertory, experimental, and artist-focused film and video screenings and exhibitions

Commissioning and publishing original essays, cultural criticism, and interviews by a diverse group of writers, including daily featured write-ups, in-depth articles, and print projects such as books and zines

Developing and maintaining a custom online platform and daily and weekly newsletters to publish listings and commentary to thousands of website visitors and email subscribers

Presenting public programs that spotlight overlooked or marginalized works, support artists, and build community

Through Screen Slate, audiences can navigate and engage with a broad range of programming inclusive of repertory cinemas, art spaces, museums, microcinemas, cultural centers, and galleries. Furthermore, Screen Slate’s daily listings and commentary actively function as a historic record of NYC and surrounding areas’ important and often fleeting cultural, artistic, and archival moving image culture.

Screen Slate is a New York charitable corporation that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since launching in February 2011, it has established itself as a leading resource for connecting audiences, artists, filmmakers, programmers, curators, and venues across the film and art worlds.

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Screen Slate is 100% volunteer-run and supported entirely by contributions from its readers. Learn more about how to donate or join our membership program, which includes incentives like the weekly e-mail digest and free special events.

Listings policy

Screen Slate lists repertory, experimental and single-screen limited release/one-off-screening independent films alongside electronic art and museum and gallery exhibitions that feature film and video art. This is inclusive of DIY events, basement shows, interactive media art, book signings, expanded cinema, director/artist talks, and panel discussions. At this time to Screen Slate generally does not list first-run indie films playing at more than one venue or events outside of the five boroughs except on rare case-by-case basis. We also do not list bar screenings; film-related trivia/bingo nights; student film showcases; screenings promoting special interest groups/NGOs; rental/four-wall screenings; screenings at luxury hotels, condos, event spaces, or other real estate development projects.

If you don’t see your event, venue, or organization listed, please get in touch.

For any submissions, please provide, as applicable: Event title, Movie title, Director, Year, Runtime, Venue name, Event date, Start time, and Link. Galleries should provide hours and start/end dates for exhibitions . A live web link is mandatory. (If nothing else, a Facebook event will suffice.) Please place this information clearly in the body of an email. We do not accept PDFs, flyer image attachments, or Word .docs. Due to our extremely limited volunteer staff we do not have the ability to follow up on incomplete listings submissions, events that are outside the scope of our listings policy, or events submitted with fewer than two weeks’ notice. Finally, please be aware that due to the nature of our extremely limited volunteer staff we do, on occasion, overlook things, and accept our apologies if we are unable to include your event.

Contributors

Developers

  • Danny Bowman
  • Jeremy Fisher
  • Randall Reed

Special Projects

  • Anny Oberlink

Listings Edited By

  • Jon Dieringer
  • Eugenia Lai
  • Tyler Maxin
  • Alamo Drafthouse
  • BAMcinématek
  • Film Forum
  • Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • IFC Center
  • Japan Society
  • Metrograph
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • Quad Cinema
  • UnionDocs
Please get in touch if you would like to contribute your efforts.

Board of Directors

  • Thomas Beard
  • Carmel Curtis
  • Jon Dieringer
  • Brian L. Frye
  • Nellie Killian
  • Eugenia Lai
  • Sierra Pettengill

Thank You

We wish to give special acknowledgement to these individuals for their extra generous contributions to our 2015 fundraising campaign:

  • Samuel T. Adams
  • Diana Al-Hadid
  • Tyler Allchin
  • Christopher Allen
  • Emily Armstrong
  • Christopher Jason Bell
  • Harrison Bender
  • Bronwyn Bevan
  • Anna Bogutskaya
  • Craig T. Brown
  • Lauren Brown
  • Ian Brownell
  • Danielle Burgos
  • Max Burke
  • Cristina Cacioppo
  • Andrea Callard
  • Salvatore Cannestra
  • Gabriele Caroti
  • Brent Chesanek
  • Rebecca Cleman
  • Nell Constantinople
  • Nicholas Croft
  • William Davidson
  • Domonic Davis
  • Leroy Dieringer
  • Lance Edmands
  • Jason Evans
  • Kenneth Filmer
  • Mark Forker
  • Walter Forsberg
  • LJ Frezza
  • Nicole Galpern
  • Tim Geraghty
  • Zachary Goldberg
  • Caroline Golum
  • Bob Gruen
  • Tom Hall
  • Patrick Halloran
  • Tamar Halpern
  • A.S. Hamrah
  • Kimberly Haven
  • Liz Helfgott
  • Richard Hell
  • Joseph Herceg
  • Alexander Ho
  • Daren Ho
  • Nicholas Hoffman
  • Thomas Howell
  • Niels Joaquin
  • Myna Joseph
  • Nicholas Joyce
  • Travis Just
  • Liz Keim
  • Jennifer W. Keitzman
  • Ted Kennedy
  • John Klacsmann
  • Irena Kovarova
  • Eugenia Lai
  • Sarah Lerner
  • Dennis Lim
  • John Magary
  • Laura Major
  • Daniel Maldonado
  • Anima Mansur
  • Karl McCool
  • Bleakley McDowell
  • Shannon McLachlan
  • Stephanie Mikulich
  • Karen Miles
  • Andrew Miller
  • Lucila Moctezuma
  • Elisa Moon
  • Kyle Mooney
  • Katherine Faw Morris
  • Anthony Murisco
  • Sean Nam
  • Anny Oberlink
  • Mia Oberlink
  • Patrick Offenheiser
  • Peter Oleksik
  • Emilio Oliveira
  • Tony Oswald
  • Kelly Otterness
  • Benjamin Pequet
  • Rachel Petersman
  • Matt Peterson
  • Raymond Pettibon
  • Michael Pierce
  • Anita Reher
  • Marc Ribot
  • Carolyn H. Rhodes
  • Nick Rowe
  • Dan Sallitt
  • Aaron Schimberg
  • Hanna Schouwink
  • Eva Shon
  • Marc Sternberg
  • Madelyn Sutton
  • Anthony Svatek
  • Troy Swain
  • Rumsey Taylor
  • Alexandra Terrana
  • Kristin Thoreson
  • UnionDocs
  • Charline von Heyl
  • Ashley Villers
  • Sarah Winshall
  • C. Spencer Yeh