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2018 BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL

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DATES
The 2018 film festival will take place from: June 1-10, 2018

VENUES
Wythe Hotel - Williamsburg
Windmill Studios NYC - Greenpoint
Syndicated - Bushwick
Made in NY Media Center by IFP - Dumbo
UnionDocs - Williamsburg
Kickstarter - Greenpoint
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Downtown Brooklyn


FILM LINEUP
The festival will present 130 film premieres


FILM SCHEDULE

Friday June 1
Wythe Hotel Cinema & Wythe Hotel Main Hall: 8:30

Saturday June 2
Windmill Studios NYC: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Wythe Hotel: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00

Sunday June 3
Windmill Studios NYC: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Wythe Hotel: 2:30, 4:30, 7:00, 9:00

Monday June 4
Wythe Hotel: 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Windmill Studios NYC: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Syndicated Cinema: 6:30, 9:15

Tuesday June 5
Wythe Hotel: 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Windmill Studios NYC: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Syndicated Cinema: 6:30, 9:15

Wednesday June 6
Windmill Studios NYC: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Wythe Hotel: 7:30, 10:00
Made in NY Media Center by IFP: 6:00, 8:00

Thursday June 7
Windmill Studios NYC: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Wythe Hotel: 7:30, 9:30

Friday June 8
Windmill Studios NYC: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Wythe Hotel: 7:30, 9:30
UnionDocs: 7:00

Saturday June 9
Windmill Studios NYC: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Wythe Hotel: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00
Made in NY Media Center by IFP: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00

Sunday June 10
Wythe Hotel: 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30
Windmill Studios NYC: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00. Award Ceremony at 8:00


SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
Saturday June 2
Made in NY Media Center by IFP: 1:00 to 3:00 | KidsFilmFest

Saturday June 9
Kickstarter: 11am - 5pm | BFF Exchange

      


TICKETS & PASSES
Single program tickets are $15 for the general public and $12 for students, senior citizens.
Full Festival Passes $200
4 Pack Passes $45.
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NETWORKING, SPECIAL EVENTS & VENUES
Several networking events will take place at various Hot Spots in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Dumbo, Bushwick, Downtown Brooklyn (Venues TBA) SPECIAL EVENTS (TBA)


KIDS FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 2nd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, BFF will present the 14th annual kidsfilmfest, which aims to discover, expose, and promote the youngest generation of filmmakers. The film program is tailored for children of all ages (films are rated "G"), and consists of numerous animated shorts, documentaries, and live-action films. A Q&A with the filmmakers and a filmmaker's workshop will follow the program. kidsfilmfest


BFF EXCHANGE
For the seventh consecutive year, on June 9 from 11am-5pm at Kickstarter, the festival will continue its BFF Exchange, ultimately aimed at connecting filmmakers with film distributors. BFF Exchange will feature a pitch session, a few panels, and a Happy Hour. Various topics will be explored by a truly distinguished group of panelists (TBA).
BFF EXCHANGE


AWARDS
BFF will award the winners with prizes totaling over $50,000 in film services, products, and cash prizes are sponsored by NYC Camera Company, Windmill Studios NYC, AbelCine, Xeno Lights, G-Star, Cinecall Soundtracks, Media Services, Noble Jewelry, and Brooklyn Film Society.
AWARDS & JURY   WINNERS


THEME: THRESHOLD
For the festival, this will be a very special year. BFF is finally 21! We all feel more “mature” and ready to cross that imaginary, but solid line! We start seeing things for what they really are. Although, it doesn’t take a genius to see that we are living in pretty bad times! And it’s not easy to feel great. Not right now. Division, bigotry, the wall, Trump...but luckily, bad times don’t only produce bad things. Some great stuff can come from bad times. Like great art. For example, the Spanish Civil War gave us the Guernica, the NYC defaults in the 70’s gave us the best graffiti in the world. Even the great depression gave us swing dancing. It doesn’t matter how bad it looks, art always wins. And this year’s festival is not going to be the exception. In the middle of this undeniably shitty time in American history, directors, actors and producers want their voice heard. Bad times make great art. And if so, this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival should be amazing. Happy birthday BFF. Happy 21st.


FESTIVAL BACKGROUND
Organized by the same people who brought to you the Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival and the Brooklyn International Film Festival, the 501(c )(3) Brooklyn Film Festival is an organization developed from 21 years of experience. Rebranded in 2010, the BFF is now driven by an enriched mission.

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MISSION
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.

To promote, foster, stimulate, increase, and advance Brooklyn's public interest in film through the following means:
    - To organize, sponsor, and present forums, lectures, and discussions related to the creation of independent films.
    - To conduct classes and workshops for the development of new filmmakers and the public exhibition of new and existing works.
    - To partner with likeminded organizations to exhibit new and existing works.
To support arts organizations with similar missions.
To hold an annual competitive film festival in Brooklyn.
BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY





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