FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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BFF ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS

Tomorrow, June 13, we will complete the list of Award winners. We will communicate the Audience Award winners at 1pm EST and, right after, we will announce the 2021 Grand Chameleon Award winner...the film that best represents the 24th Brooklyn Film Festival aka The Clearing


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BEST IN CATEGORY

Best Animation DIR. CATHERINE LEPAGE for THE GREAT MALAISE * Best Experimental DIR. SHAYNA STRYPE for OUR MINE * Best Short Doc DIR. RUDY VALDEZ for MAKE HIM KNOWN * Best Narrative Short DIR. GUSTAVO MILAN for SEIVA BRUTA * Best Doc DIR. NC HEIKIN for LIFE & LIFE * Best Feature DIR. MARCELO BRENNAND for CORRAL


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SPIRIT AWARDS - ONE FOR EACH OF THE SIX CATEGORY

Animation DIR. FELIX KINER for THE BROKEN CANDLE * Experimental DIR. KEVIN VU for PERFECT AS CATS * Short Doc DIR. SHMUEL HOFFMAN & ANTON VON HEISELER for THE MONTAIN AND THE MAIDEN * Narrative Short DIR. MOJTABA POURABDOLLAH for THE TANK * Doc Feature DIRS. NATALIE PATTILLO AND DANIEL A. NELSON for AND SO I STAYED * Narrative Feature DIR. ISABEL DEL ROSAL for WALK WITH ME


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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT - GROUP 2

Best Producer Award - PROD. NATHAN FOLBRECHT for QUEENS OF PAIN * Best New Director Award - DIR. LISA DONATO for GOSSAMER FOLDS * Best Brooklyn Project - DIR. SANA AKRAM for LITTLE PAKISTAN - FUTURE HISTORIES


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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT - GROUP 1

Original Score: GRACE MCLEAN for OUR MINE * Best Style - DIR. MATTHEW LUCAS for KRINGLE TIME * Best Editing - ROBERT CARTER for INTO THE LIGHT * Best Cinematography - DP. SURESH DESHMANE for PROP SHOOTS OF DARKNESS * Best Screenplay - JOE BOLOGNA, JOS & CLAUDIO LANIADO for TANGO SHALOM


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ACTING AWARDS - AMONG ALL FILMS

Best Actor (MALE): BENNY ELLEDGE for the film KRINGLE TIME by Dir: Matthew Lucas * Best Actor (FEMALE): BRIDGET BARKAN for the film WALK WITH ME by Dir. Isabel del Rosal


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WATCH THE TWO BFF 2021 COMMERCIALS

Created by HAVAS NY. Titled Visitors & Expedition. The two commercials to promote the 24th festival are meant to convey a dark post Covid optimism. They are humorous, but contain the pain and the anger that all of us want to leave behind.


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Press Releases and Media Coverage

Check out our press releases and all the articles written about the festival


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MovieMaker Latest News

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2021, Presented by FilmFreeway. Brooklyn Film Festival Made the Cut!


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Sobre Vista Resort offers $5,000 cash in prizes

Sobre Vista Resort this year will offer $5000 cash that will be used to create a few prizes to be associated to BFF awards. A single prize of $3000 will go exclusively to the winner of the Grand Chameleon Award.


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BFF is a Qualifying Festival

Brooklyn Film Festival is a proud Canadian Screen Award Qualifying Festival


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BFFWear Shop

Check the BFFWear Shop and this year's T-Shirt: The Clearing 2021. New items are being added regularly. Check also our BFF branded anti-pollution mask...just a few left in stock!


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PHOTOS from the Festival

Photos from Opening night screenings and party all the way to the awards ceremony. See what you have missed!


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