Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) celebrates its 25th edition, themed Unthinkable, from June 3-12, 2022, online via the festival website, as well as in-person at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with select programs also showing at Union Docs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
BFF, a Canadian Screen Award qualifying festival, received 2,694 films from 91 Countries for its 25th edition, and will program the selected film premieres into 35 two-hour program blocks.
The 2022 film lineup will include approximately 150 film premieres; along with the planned return of BFF Exchange, a day dedicated to panels, pitch sessions and a happy hour.
BFF Executive Director Marco Ursino said of 25th BFF, themed Unthinkable, “It is undeniable that we are living in divisive times, where every political and social current creates and follows its own fabricated truth. In such a world, any profound statement is destined to please some, while it offends others. What we used to define reality, has been carefully hidden, to the point that it has become almost unthinkable. With our 25th edition, BFF wants to reignite the audience’s imagination, offer an opportunity to revisit reality, and reinforce the Unthinkable, by presenting 150, uncensored film projects from every corner of the world.”
This year the 18th Annual KidsFilmFest will also be staged online for the entire 10-day festival, and at Windmill Studios on Saturday, June 4 starting at 1pm. KidsFilmFest this year will present two programs of films, tailored for young viewers: age 3 to 7, and 8 to 15. The films are all rated “G” and consists of numerous animated shorts, documentaries and live-action films.