WILLiFEST strives to bring the most diverse arts festival to New York City. At its core is its film component (Williamsburg International), a marketplace where emerging and established filmmakers can exhibit their latest works to an audience of tastemakers and industry professionals. Music takes centerstage too with local bands performing alongside more established artists of all musical genres. In addition, our mission focuses on bringing varied art forms to New York audiences such as art exhibits, traditional street fairs, educational panels, children's events, theatrical and fashion shows.
Set in the Williamsburg section of north Brooklyn, home to the largest artist colony in New York and the most diverse neighborhood in the city, WILLiFEST is an inclusive event that partners with community organizations, educational institutions and political offices to educate the artist, entertain the public and provide benefit to businesses throughout the city.