Brooklyn Film Festival

Brooklyn Film Festival

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Start Month: June


Description

THEME: ANNIVERSARY
For the festival, this will be a very special year. BFF is 20 years old and we all feel like celebrating! First of all, we want to celebrate our own film experience. Throughout the years, BFF has reviewed more than 30,000 projects and showed in competition roughly 2,000 films. Although no one single person involved with the festival can claim to have seen all the films we have handled, it is undeniable that we have all been deeply influenced by the massive content we embrace and breathe every year. We also want to celebrate the indie filmmaker! The most creative, resourceful, determined, smart, tough type of human being we know. We want to celebrate our audience, a very nice group of extreme thinkers easy to love. Finally, we want to celebrate Brooklyn, as we are fully aware our growth is directly proportional to the amazing popularity of our borough. Like for any other anniversary celebration, we felt that a gift was needed and appropriate. From this edition, BFF will increase the number of films/screenings. We will play between 130 and 150 films and, as usual, each film will play twice. Roughly a 20-30% increase from last year. Happy Anniversary!

DATES
The 2017 film festival will take place from: June 2-11, 2017

VENUES
Wythe Hotel – Williamsburg
Windmill Studios NYC – Greenpoint
Syndicated – Bushwick
Made in NY Media Center by IFP – Dumbo
UnionDocs – Williamsburg

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. BFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization.


Submission Requirements:

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
2017 Edition SUBMISSIONS are NOW CLOSED!

Final Submission deadline was March 7
The next Brooklyn Film Festival will take place June 2-11, 2017.

Filmmakers selected for the festival will be notified via email by May 12th, 2017. Not selected films will be notified via WITHOUTABOX or FilmFreeway when the full lineup is complete and confirmed (around May 18th).

Submission Deadline: March



Fees:

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Awards / Prizes:

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD
This Award is intended to reward the best film of the year
Chameleon Statuette by Don Everhart II
Eligibility: All the films in the competition are eligible for this award regardless of their length, category, or format
Jury: This award is assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival and chosen among the winners of “Best in Category”

BEST IN CATEGORY AWARD
Assigned to the best film in each category
Eligibility: Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Animation, and Experimental films in competition
Jury: Assigned by the panels of Judges.

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Assigned to the best upcoming director
Eligibility: All filmmakers in competition are eligible
Jury: Assigned by the panels of Judges.

BEST BROOKLYN PROJECT
Assigned to the best project by a Brooklyn director or shot in Brooklyn
Eligibility: All Brooklyn filmmakers and all films shot in Brooklyn are eligible
Jury: Assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival.

SPIRIT AWARD
Films in which the festival recognizes its own spirit
Spirit Awards are assigned in each category
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible
Jury: Spirit Awards are assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival.

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Certificates are assigned for outstanding achievement in the following categories: Production, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing, Original Score, Acting (female), Acting (male).
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible
Jury: Certificate Awards are assigned by the panels of Judges

AUDIENCE AWARD
Audience Awards are assigned in each category as follows: Feature, Documentary, Short Subject, Animation and Experimental.
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible.
Jury: Festival Audience.

PRIZES SPONSORED BY: PANAVISION, ABELCINE, XENO LIGHTS, MEDIA SERVICES, BLACKMAGIC DESIGN, CINECALL SOUNDTRACKS, WINDMILL STUDIOS NYC, BROOKLYN DRONES NYC, NOBLE JEWELRY, BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY.

Contact: Lisa King (pr@wbff.org)

Website: http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/

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