Gayle Gari

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Milt Toby



Paul Cohen

EQUUS Film Festival Consultant and
Advisor to the Motion Picture Industry

Julie Martin

EQUUS Film Festival Executive Assistant to the


Carly Kade

Art Of The Cowgirl &

SEDONA Tour Stop Co-Organizer


Articles and Press 

Equus Film & Arts Fest


In 2013 the Equus Film & Arts Fest first opened it's doors in the historic Arcada Theater in the quaint town of St Charles Illinois USA. We moved to New York City in 2014 and in 2019 made a BIG move to the Kentucky Horse PArk and will continue to make Lexington, Kentucky the home of our annual Film Festival.

The History

Our Mission

Be the home to the horse storytellers of the world....

Every horse has a story, it’s our mission at the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest to share those stories, through film, art and literature.

People love the idea and we love sharing our love of horses with the world. We are a platform to educate and enlighten the world to all issues related to horses


Share the EFF winners with the world

We are taking the winners and special select films from the Equus Film & Arts on tour to places like World Equestrian Games, BreyerFest, FEI World Cup OMAHA, Ontario Canada,MARYLAND, TRYON North Carolina, CAMDEN South Carolina, SEDONA Arizona, MADRAS Oregon, SANTA FE New Mexico and to where ever the horse world invites us. 

Diana DeRosa

Press Officer


New York Office

About Diana

Suzanne Kopp-Moskow

Li'l Herc's Family Fest

Lisa Diersen

Founder / Director



Filmmaker - Contact

Author - Contact 

Artist - Contact

​Sponsorships - Contact

Equus Film Festival - New York City


Founded in 2013, we are the world’s premier showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts, in which the horse is put center stage.

Raising awareness, discussion and possibly even social change amongst a global audience and enhancing that via our founding partner.

Hundreds of films have gained recognition, found international distribution and reached global audiences via the festival. We believe that film holds the power to experience a story in the most compelling way. Therefore we empower storytellers to share their unique stories in the most optimal setting, a movie theater. An annual WINNIE Awards Event is held to award the films, art and literature.

Team EFF

​​​EQUUS Film & Arts Fest


Julianne Neal 

Author Herd Wrangler

SPOTLIGHT Rescue Series

CAMDEN Tour Stop Organizer



Lisa Mae DeMasi

ART Herd Head Wrangler


Candace Wade

PANEL Herd Head Wrangler