NOTE:  Due to low ticket sales on Thu & Fri, rest of the festival has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconveniences that this cancelation may cause.  All of the festival films may screen at other NYC events in the near future.  Check the Screenings page for any upcoming screenings.  Thank you. - Breakthrough Festival NYC, Sat June 14


Breakthrough Festival NYC – An Independent Film Festival – (was planned for June 12-18, happened June 12 & 13, rest of the dates canceled)

Theater rental taking place at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave (@ 2nd St), NY, NY 10003

(for info contact festival directly, not anthology)




The feature length films for the festival are: Breakthrough Weekend, Where We Started, Matha, Mille Soya, Resurrection of Serious Rogers, Little Fishes.  See below for more information about the feature films.  2 of the short films are: Khoobi, Pizza 2015.  More shorts may be added by June 9.  Festival organized & programmed by Sujewa Ekanayake.

The theme of the festival is: attempting positive change, failure, & success.

Look below the posters for additional information about films, showtimes, venue & contact info.

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A NYC detective comedy by Sujewa Ekanayake

“A highly pleasing ride” – Rick Schmidt, Filmmaker/Author   see full review here


WHERE WE STARTED      website

A romantic drama by Chris Hansen

“Will resonate with anyone who’s ever clicked with the right person at the wrong time”         – LA Weekly



‘A film about girls in love’ by Alexia Anastasio     website



A thriller by Angelo Bell       website



A drama that takes place during the Sri Lankan civil war     website

By Boodee Keerthisena



A drama about Sri Lankan immigrants in Italy    website

By Boodee Keerthisena

“Passionate and committed” – Amy Taubin, Village Voice


Plus KHOOBI by Amir Motlagh and other short films


Event, Links, Venue, Dates, Contact:

Breakthrough Festival NYC – An Independent Film Festival

Contact: breakthroughfestnyc@gmail.com . 347-460-8244

Blog: www.breakthroughfestnyc.blogspot.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/BrkthruFestNYC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BreakthroughFestivalNYC

Theater rental taking place at:

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave (@ 2nd St)
New York, NY 10003
(please direct all calls/emails/inquiries to the festival directly . 347-460-8244)