Horse Lifestyle Media and Equus Global Announce Equus Film Festival, galloping into New York City on November 21st and 22nd.

The Equus Film Festival is coming to New York City on Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd to highlight and award the diverse and creative efforts of those in indie film, music, and advertising, who artistically pay homage to the horse.

The Equus Film Festival is the first indie film festival orientated around equestrian themed content from around the world. The films and commercial content show the rich history and diverse tapestry of the horse in human culture, film, the arts, and advertising.

Equus Global and Horse Lifestyle Media teamed up to create a festival what will feature more than 50 films and creative works running across three separate screens. According to Lisa Diersen, creator of the event and partner in Equus Global, “These films help shed light on the overlooked side of the global horse community, which is not as well known or understood in mainstream media. Horse people speak a universal language, which is a shared love and concern for these majestic animals, which have so touched and shaped humanity for centuries.”

Several of the more than 50 films on the marquee for the two-day event deal directly with controversial issues that are only superficially discussed in pop culture conversations, but are more deeply understood by people dealing directly with horses in both urban and rural settings. Sarah Chase, Chief Business Officer of Horse Lifestyle Media stated, “These are films that deal directly with today’s most sensitive and sensational issues. From horse-assisted therapy, to the Bureau of Land Management’s treatment of the wild mustang, and even the horse carriages here in New York, the Equus Film Festival is bringing to the forefront those filmmakers who have rolled up their sleeves to dive deep into the tough issues. Through these films and creative works, people can start to formulate a more reasoned understanding of what these issues are really about.”

The Equus Film Festival will be held in MIST Harlem (46th West, 116th Street) and run from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day, with “green grass” carpet roll outs for sponsors, celebrity guests, and other VIPs. Friday night’s program will end with a panel discussion featuring several filmmakers and celebrity guests. Critically acclaimed director Mary Haverstick will moderate the panel, which features Emmy Award-winning producers, filmmakers from the United Kingdom and France, and film professors.

Saturday’s program will begin with a special Children’s session, featuring family-friendly media and stories. The children’s segment will begin at 10:30 a.m. and run until noon. On Saturday night, the festival will wrap with an exclusive VIP Awards Party for the 2014 honorees.

For more details about the Equus Film Festival, please visit: Tickets will go on sale October 15th and will be available via the web site. Join the film community on Facebook at: and Tweet your comments to @EquusFilmFest