~The Third Annual Equus Film Festival In NYC~

It’s this time of year again when the horses and their equestrians take over New York City! The Equus Film Festival will be in NYC on November 20-22, 2015 with many films, plus artists from all corners of the world and over 30 authors, as well as many speakers.

Equus Film Festival Poster by Tony O’Conner 2015

About The Equus Film Festival:

The Equus Film Festival was founded in 2013 in St Charles ,Illinois, USA by avid equestrian, Lisa Diersen. Since then, it has grown in numbers and moved to NYC to continue showcasing some of the world’s best in film, visual art and literature and raise awareness about some of the horse world most pressing cases. Thanks to the Equus Film Festival, many films have also gained International recognition and distribution.

Equus Film Festival NYC – Tack and Tweed
Equus Film Festival’s 2014 poster by Beatrice Bulteau

“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. Placing the festival in the capital of the world, New York City, where people from all walks of life can enjoy these inspiring stories.”-Equus Film Festival

The Equus Film Festival’s Website: http://www.equusfilmfestival.net

The Equus Film Festival’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EquusFilmFestivalNYC


Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/tickets


                                            Film Screenings

Horse Movies Given Center Stage at the Equus Film Festival


This is just a small selection of the films that will be screened at the Equus Film Festival:

Harry & Snowman



Back on Track– USA



American Outrage– USA



An Affair Of The Heart– USA



AES – The Horses Respiratory System – USA



Behind The Gate – USA



Beyond Our Arena – France




Capturing Wild Horses – USA




Davide Penitente – Bartabas & Marc Minkowski – Germany



Dream Upon A Horse – USA

To see the complete list of films, go here: http://www.equusfilmfestival.net/films.html

Here are several trailers of the films that will be screening:



                                                                                        Visual Artists

Official Poster, Jaspar by Tony O Connor

‘Jasper,’ by Tony O Connor  is Official Equus Film Festival 2015 Poster Winner. Tony O’Connor (Ireland) is a sixth-generation Irish blacksmith and  says he grew up “with a pencil in one hand and a hammer in the other.” www.WhiteTreeStudio.ie

Shannon Ford, Official Program Artist


‘First Ritmo AJ,’ by Shannon Ford,  (Canada), a hazel-eyed horse portrait painted in real gold and sapphire dust is the Official Equus Film Festival 2015 Program Cover . Growing up in Calgary, she wanted to paint life-size horses on her bedroom wall and now paints huge equines and adds in gold dust and precious stones .  www.shannonford.ca See The Flying Shetlands article: https://artofthehorse.wordpress.com/shannon-ford  

Official T Shirt, Renatus by Marion Tubiana

:”Renatus” by Marion Tubiana (France), a study in oils of a bay horse ‘dripping’ down a canvas is the Official Equus Film Festival 2015 T-Shirt. She graduated from School MJM Graphics of Paris. She began drawing at age three, riding at age five and “hasn’t stopped since.”

Official Wild Horse Fundraiser Poster, Proud to be Free, Kelly Jay

‘Proud to be Free,’ photograph by Kelly Jay (USA), of a solitary chestnut whose mane blows free as its spirit is the Official Equus Film Festival 2015 Wild Horse Fund Raiser Poster. All proceeds from this poster’s sale will go to a wild horse rescue of the artist’s choice.


Official Projection Image, Rebuscado, Carolle Beaudry

‘Rebuscado,’ by Carolle Beaudry, Equestrian Art (Canada), an oil portrait, inspired by photographer Katia Joven, of a lavishly braided baroque gray Pure Spanish horse from Yeguada Villagely is the Official Equus Film Festival 2015 Projection Image . “I will cross an ocean, if I have to, to meet the horses I paint.” www.carollebeaudry.com

Other Artists That Will Be Joining  The Equus Film Festival:


Beatrice Bulteau



Janice Fischer



Shannon Lawlor



Lisa Miller



Sandy Rabinowitz



Nina Galicheva



Shya Beth


My sculptures Blue Jean Jumper (above) and Fleur!! will be at the Equus Film Festival on on 20th and 21st!



Wild Horse Tales – Into The Shadowlands  – Jackie Fleming 

Canterwood Crest – Jessica Burkhart – New York USA (Author joining EFF)


Galloping to Freedom: Saving the Adobe Town Appaloosas

Galloping to Freedom: Saving the Adobe Town Appaloosa – Carol Walker – Author/Wild Horse Advocate – Save America’s Wild Horses (Author joining EFF)



Hollywood Hoofbeats – California USA – Petrine Day-Mitchum (Author joining EFF)


IN THE HERD: A Photographic Journey with the Chincoteague Ponies and Assateague Horses

Jayne Silberman  (Author joining EFF)


For information on the speakers that will be at the Equus Film Festival, Go here:

Good luck to all of the filmmakers who have entered their films into the EFF! Hope you will be able to go to the EFF and if not, enjoy interesting movies and books to watch and read!:) Here is the link to buy tickets.

 Also, there will be  a Kid’s Day on Saturday were kids and adults are invited by  Li’l Herc, a “charming equine character” created by Beatrice Bulteau and Suzanne Kopp-Moskow to see a free movie, along with activities and refreshments. Get your FREE tickets here!



Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !

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