Brooklyn Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF)
SINCE: 1998
WHERE: Brooklyn, New York, USA
WEBSITE: www.brooklynfilmfestival.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 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.

SWEATY BETTY Wins Top Awards at 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival

SWEATY BETTY Wins Top Awards at 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival

Joseph Frank and Zachary Reed won the Best Feature Film award, as well as the Grand Chameleon Award for Sweaty Betty (pictured above) at the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival which wrapped up on Sunday with a gala evening at new BFF venue, the Wythe Hotel.  Alison Bagnall’s Funny Bunny nabbed two awards, best actor for Olly Alexander (shared with Ágúst Örn B. Wigum for Whale Valley) and Best Editing, for Kentucker Audley, David Barker, and Caleb Johnson. Wildlike nabbed […]

2015 Brooklyn Film Festival Reveals Lineup, and World Premiere of Ryan Carmichael’s But Not For Me

2015 Brooklyn Film Festival Reveals Lineup, and World Premiere of Ryan Carmichael’s But Not For Me

The 18th edition of the Brooklyn Film Festival film lineup will comprise of 108 features and shorts from 26 countries spread over 5 continents and of these, 17 are world premieres and 30 US premieres, with Ryan Carmichael’s But Not For Me as the lone narrative feature world premiere. This New York City film stars Marcus Carl Franklin, Elena Urioste, Maria Vermeulen and Roger Guenveur Smith. In addition to But Not For Me, BFF films with a NYC connection include […]

2015 Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Film Lineup. Opens with Manson Family Vacation

2015 Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Film Lineup. Opens with Manson Family Vacation

The Brooklyn Film Festival announced their full slate of films for the 2015 edition, taking place May 30th to June 7th. For their 18th edition, the festival will open with the East Coast premiere of J. Davis’ Manson Family Vacation, starring Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Tobin Bell, Leonora Pitts, Adam Chernick and Davie-Blue, screening at new BFF venue the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Executive produced by Jay & Mark Duplass, the film was acquired by Netflix […]

17th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival Announces FORMULA Winners; Jadrien Steele’s VICTORIANA Wins Grand Chameleon Award and Best Narrative Feature

17th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival Announces FORMULA Winners; Jadrien Steele’s VICTORIANA Wins Grand Chameleon Award and Best Narrative Feature

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Brooklyn Film Festival, which ran from May 30 through June 8 in Williamsburg at indieScreen (289 Kent Avenue) and Windmill Studios NYC (287 Kent Avenue), announced the winners of its annual festival themed FORMULA. The event . The festival presented 107 film premieres from 34 countries, selected from over 2,000 submissions.

 Jadrien Steele’s Victoriana won the awards for Grand Chameleon Award and Best Narrative Feature, and Best Documentary Feature went to Nima Sarvestani for No Burqas Behind Bars. Alexis Boling’s Movement and Location won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature and David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley’s Who Took Johnny won for Best Documentary Feature. Best New Director went to Matan Guggenheim for Paradise Cruise.

Watch out Brooklyn! The Clothespin Freaks are back! Stop-Motion Animated Short “Hanging By A Thread” at the Brooklyn Film Festival

Watch out Brooklyn! The Clothespin Freaks are back! Stop-Motion Animated Short “Hanging By A Thread” at the Brooklyn Film Festival

Hanging By A Thread

After winning Best Animated Film in Seattle, Brooklyn artist and filmmaker Catya Plate returns to Williamsburg to screen her most recent stop-motion animated short film “Hanging By A Thread” (Best Animated Short, Nevada City Film Festival, 2013; Best Animated Film, Seattle True Independent Film Festival, 2014) at the Brooklyn Film Festival!

Like her award-winning short “The Reading”, “Hanging By A Thread” features her trademark characters, the Clothespin Freaks, this time, in a post-apocalyptic future where the human race has fallen to pieces. 

17th Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Feature Film Line-Up — Opening Night Films: World Premiere of TJ Misny’s “Intimate Semaphores” & NY Premiere of Leah Meyerhoff’s “I Believe in Unicorns”

17th Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Feature Film Line-Up — Opening Night Films: World Premiere of TJ Misny’s “Intimate Semaphores” & NY Premiere of Leah Meyerhoff’s “I Believe in Unicorns”

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Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), the largest and longest running festival in Brooklyn and the oldest international competitive festival in New York, announced its feature film line-up for its 2014 festival, themed FORMULA, comprised of bold, brave and unique indie films and new discoveries, many from first-time feature filmmakers from Brooklyn and beyond. The event will run from May 30 through June 8 in Williamsburg at indieScreen (289 Kent Avenue) and Windmill Studios NYC (287 Kent Avenue). The festival will present over 100 film premieres from around the world, selected from over 2,000 submissions. Tickets will be available soon for advanced purchase online.