No matter your interest, there's a festival for you.

Several events are on the horizon. Those who need laughter in a confusing world can look forward to the return of the New York Comedy Festival and film fanatics will have much to do as a number of film festivals are set for October and November.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events happening in the city -- and remember that New Yorkers buy up tickets quickly.

Imagine Science Film Festival (Oct. 13-20)

The 10th annual version features a number of
The 10th annual version features a number of U.S. premieres, including "Dusk Chorus," about the Ecuadorean Amazon, and "Honey, Rain and Dust," about beekeeping in the Persian Gulf. Also expect a slew of activities like immersive storytelling with virtual reality and other emerging tech. (Some events are free, others range from $8 and up, various venues, imaginesciencefilms.org) (Credit: Imagine Science Film Festival)

Garment District Arts Festival (Oct. 19-21)

Check out the city's art scene at the
Check out the city's art scene at the three-day 14th annual Garment District Arts Festival, as artists will take to the streets to showcase their work. Partake in "Makers Way," an interactive display where you can learn crafting techniques from 10 artisans on Saturday, enjoy live performance art, take a gander at comic book culture, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into artists' studios, take in public art installations and more. (Free, 35th to 41st streets, between Fifth and Ninth avenues, garmentdistrict.nyc) (Credit: Laurentiu Garofeanu)

Margaret Mead Film Festival (Oct. 19-22)

More than 40 films, including 14 U.S premieres,
More than 40 films, including 14 U.S premieres, a mixed-media lounge and an installation of sets used in stop-motion films are on the docket for this year's festival at the American Museum of Natural History. Neil deGrasse Tyson will sit down with Charlie Duke, the youngest person to walk on the moon and the director of "Lunar Tribute," on opening night. ($12 and up, Central Park West at 79th Street, amnh.org) (Credit: AMNH / Margaret Mead Film Festival)

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NYC Sketch Fest 2017 (Oct. 19-22)

The Peoples Improv Theater is back with the
The Peoples Improv Theater is back with the sixth annual event featuring innovative sketch teams from around the country, like Aspergers Are Us, Dinner for One, The Chris and Paul Show, and Uncle Function. The shows will be held at a handful of clubs across the city. ($40, thepit-nyc.com) (Credit: Getty Images / iStockphoto / tzahiV)

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (Oct. 20-29)

Respecters and lovers of animals should keep an
Respecters and lovers of animals should keep an eye out for this festival, which spans 10 days and features film screenings, panel discussions, field trips, and parties. Slated films include "The Silent Death of the Lions," "A Plastic Ocean," "Shark Whisperer" and "The American Pika" (pictured). ($18 and $30 at the door, Cinema Village Theater, 22 E. 12th St. and University Place, wcff.org(Credit: Jere Folgert)

Reel Sisters Film Festival (Oct. 21-22)

Celebrating 20 years, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora
Celebrating 20 years, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora is putting on a film festival and lecture series featuring movies produced, directed and written by women of color at venues in Brooklyn and Harlem. More than 30 films, including "Creed" (pictured), will be set next to talks that give insight on the filmmaking process. ($12 for a section pass, $35 for a day pass, AMC Magic Johnson 9, 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem, and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 445 Albee Square W. #4, in Downtown Brooklyn, reelsisters.com) (Credit: Reel Sisters of the Diaspora)

Nitehawk Shorts Festival (Nov. 7-12)

A slew of short films (20 minutes and
A slew of short films (20 minutes and under) by independent filmmakers will be featured at the cinema's fifth annual festival this November. Films like "The Rabbit Hunt," about the rite of passage of hunting rabbits in the Florida Everglades, which won the best short film award at the BFI London Film Festival, will be show across six days. There will also be a free panel called "Why Shorts?" and a workshop by B&H. A full schedule can be found online. ($16, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, nitehawkshortsfestival.com) (Credit: Patrick Bresnan)

New York Comedy Festival (Nov. 7-12)

You have your choice of venues during the
You have your choice of venues during the New York Comedy Festival. Head to MSG for Bill Maher, the Beacon Theater for Nick Offerman (pictured), The Bell House for 2 Dope Queens, Carolines on Broadway for Kevin Smith ... and on. Since the fest is hosted by TBS, you'll see Conan O'Brien bringing his namesake show to the Apollo Theater in the middle of it all, and Samantha Bee will go "Full Frontal" in front of a local audience as well. General tickets on sale Aug. 14; check out the lineup via nycomedyfestival.com. (Credit: Emily Shur)

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Anime NYC (Nov. 17-19)

Anime NYC is a new convention just for
Anime NYC is a new convention just for those who love Japanese pop culture. Expect more than 200 vendors, several live performances and premieres and a huge contingent of people in cosplay. ($35 - $275, 1 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 18, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19, the Javits Center, 655 W. 34th St., animenyc.com) (Credit: Crunchyroll 2017)