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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.

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The History

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In 2013 the Equus Film Festival 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 will continue to make New York City the home of our annual Film Festival.

Paul Cohen

EQUUS Film Festival Consultant and
Advisor to the Motion Picture Industry

Our Mission

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

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 Festival on tour to places like MARYLAND, TRYON North Carolina, CAMDEN South Carolina, SEDONA Arizona, MADRAS Oregon, SANTA FE New Mexicoand to where ever the horse world invites us. 

Julianne Neal 

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Candace Wade

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Joan T. Kabbes

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Press Officer


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Media Coordinator