WILLiFEST 2016 will take place from September 09 - 11 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. All questions related to venue locations should be directed to [email protected] Accommodations for festival attendees can be found on our Lodging page.

  Screenings @ Knitting Factory
    361 Metropolitan Avenue (corner of Havemeyer Street)

Knitting Factory The Knit returns this year as our main screening venue for films and premieres. Knitting Factory Interior Single admission tickets are available on the Knitting Factory website. Festival passes are available on our Tickets page.


The legendary Knitting Factory moved to Williamsburg in 2009 after 21 years in the Tribeca section of Manhattan where it gained an international reputation for its eclectic, finger-on-the-pulse aesthetic in music. In their comfortable screening room they offer HD projection for screenings, a full kitchen and a stocked bar for a cool cocktail.

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 Industry Panel @ Videology
  308 Bedford Avenue (corner of South 1st Street)

Videology WILLiFEST will once again hold its industry panel at this unique screening room. This year's panel delves into the exciting world of virtual reality and how it is affecting the entire industry, and even independent filmmakers.

Videology, a longtime Williamsburg staple, is a private space specializing in film-related events such as screenings, panels and after-parties. In their comfortable screening room they offer HD projection for screenings and panels, restaurant menu and a fully-stocked bar.


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   Opening Night Party @ Iona
     180 Grand Street (off Bedford Avenue)

Iona Bar WILLiFEST will hold this year's Opening Night Party in Iona's backyard beer garden. This is a private event but open to full festival pass holders.

IONA was established 15 years ago in an old candy store at the corner of Grand Street and Bedford Avenue in the heart of Williamsburg. It is a classic Irish bar with a rustic outdoor beer garden.


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   Saturday Night Mixer @ Golden Years
     221 North 4th Street (off Roebling Street)

Golden Years Bar This year's Saturday Night Mixer will be held at a new venue partner Golden Years. This is a private event but open to full festival pass holders.

Golden Years is a bar in the heart of Williamsburg. Brought to life by a crew of seasoned locals, with 12 taps of local craft beer, fine cocktails and a very sharp menu.


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   Closing Night Wrap Party @ The Federal Bar
     367 Metropolitan Avenue (next to Knitting Factory)

The Federal Bar WILLiFEST will hold this year's Wrap Party at The Federal Bar. This is a private event only open to festival filmmakers.

The Federal Bar is housed in an early 20th century carriage house in the heart of Williamsburg. The Fed is a relaxed and inviting restaurant and bar offering a menu featuring a unique take on traditional home cooking through locally sourced ingredients. It offers a unique dining experience, well stocked bar and the secret gem of a patio area in the rear.


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