Sure, fall is time for leaf peeping, cider drinking and pumpkin picking in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, but in recent years it’s also become time for movie magic.

There’s no shortage of film festivals this fall, with two scheduled for this weekend and another two set for Columbus Day weekend. Between them you’ll find engaging independent movies, panels and workshops, plus maybe a couple celebrity sightings. Sometimes that beats a browning leaf.

Here are the four upcoming festivals, including major screenings and events for each.