BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival ( willfilm.org) celebrates its 7th year Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20, 2016. Launched in 2010 the Festival has showcased independent films from around the world, many with a focus on Williamsburg and Brooklyn. "We have a great mixture of emerging and established filmmakers, as well as a great group from Brooklyn and Williamsburg," says Peter Bloch, a Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Festival. "This year the festival received over 220 entries for consideration from over 25 different countries. It's exciting to see that the power of Williamsburg and Brooklyn to inspire creativity only grows with time." For the third year in a row, the Festival will be screening at the Cinema at the Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th Street on the North side of Williamsburg. "The Wythe is a great venue, with space for screenings, talks, and live music in the auditorium," said festival Co-Director Robert Skelly. The festival opens with the premiere SHOOT ME NICELY directed by Elias Plagianos starring Linda Hamilton. The cast and crew will attend the premiere. The festival is also very proud to exhibit the world premiere of the film WRITER'S BLOCK written by Carol Leifer and starring Jane Lynch and Andy Kindler. It tells the story of a past her prime veteran songwriter who is afflicted with a severe case of writer's block and finds new inspiration in a bird that takes up residence outside her home. Another film SIX LOVE STORIES starring Alicia Witt, Carrie Preston, Matthew Lillard, Stephen Tobolowsky and Peter Bogdanovich directed by Michael Dunaway. The director describes the film as follows: Over the course of one afternoon, in six different parts of LA, six couples connect, reconnect, or fall apart. "Love Actually" meets "Magnolia". The cast and crew will be in attendance. Past honorees and guests include Frank Whaley, Cathy Moriarty, Dakota Fanning, Skeet Ulrich, Keir Gilchrist, Chloe Dahl, Gail Lerner, Rene Balcer, Michael Urie, Illeana Douglas, and Julia Ormond. For more information, please go to the Festival's website, willfilm.org. Media Contact: Peter Bloch, Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, 917-213- 3308, email@example.com Visit willflim.org then click on the brownpaperticketing.com icon for up to date ticketing information. Follow the Festival on Twitter at #willfilm.