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2023 Universal Lens Film Festival
2023 Universal Lens Film Festival

Sat, Dec 02


Balance Arts Center

2023 Universal Lens Film Festival

Discover the world's hidden gems! Join us at Universal Lens Film Festival for 10 captivating films by underrepresented talents worldwide. Witness the power of diverse voices and cultures on the big screen. Grab your tickets now!

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Time & Location

Dec 02, 2023, 7:00 PM – Dec 03, 2023, 12:00 AM

Balance Arts Center, 151 W 30th St 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001, USA


About the event

Blended City Presents 2023 Universal Lens Film Festival: A cinematic journey that spotlights the creativity of underrepresented filmmakers from the United States to across the globe!

Experience the Unseen: Join us for an extraordinary event that unveils the untold stories and unique perspectives of talented filmmakers, often overlooked by mainstream cinema.

Global Showcase: Prepare to be captivated by 10 remarkable short films. Each film offers a new lens into the human experience, inviting you to explore cultures, emotions, and voices rarely heard. Below are this years selections:

  • KINGDOME Directed by Shawn Antoine II
  • Perfect Directed by Melissa Morales
  • Prion Directed by Maya Patrich 
  • To Fly Directed by Catherine Mazoyer
  • What If Directed by Maria Alejandra Hernandez 
  • Confluence: A Meditation in Documentary Form Directed by ETA, Shanhuan Manton
  • Culicidae Directed by Greg Moran
  • Under The Endless Sky Directed by Alexandra Dzhiganskaya
  • My Sweet Story Directed by Mariana Gutierrez, Luis Luyando, Willy Martin
  • Perfect Fit Directed by Sam Bohner

A Celebration of Diversity: At the Universal Lens Film Festival, diversity isn't just a buzzword—it's our foundation. We're committed to uplifting the underrepresented, amplifying their stories, and providing a stage for their artistic brilliance to shine.

Your Ticket to Change: By attending, you not only enjoy thought-provoking cinema but also become an advocate for equality and artistic empowerment. Your ticket supports Blended City's community of emerging talent, making an impactful statement for inclusivity and representation in the world of film.

Don't miss this unique cinematic experience that transcends borders. Secure your tickets today and get ready for a night that promises to enlighten, entertain, and empower. See the world through the Universal Lens—where every story, every voice, and every perspective matters.


  • General Admission

    General Admission + Welcome bag ****Please note, only Open Bar ticket holders will be served alcohol

    +$0.50 service fee
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  • ADD ON: Open Bar*

    3 hour open bar (wine & beer only) *THIS TICKET IS AN ADD ON AND DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE EVENT. PLEASE PURCHASE THIS ADD ON IN ADDTION TO A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET. **Please note, ONLY Open Bar ticket holders will be served alcohol, must be 21+.

    +$0.63 service fee
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  • ADD ON: Reserved Seating

    General Admission is first come first served seating. Purchase this add on to guarantee seating in the first two rows. (You must purchase this add on for each ticket you want reserved seating)

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  • ADD ON: T-Shirt

    Exclusive 2023 Universal Lens Film Festival T-shirt (Select your size in the registration form)

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  • ADD ON: Raffle Ticket

    One raffle ticket to win various prizes.

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  • Sabrina pond

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