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ABOUT BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL


THE ORGANIZATION

Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 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.
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THE DRIVE

Every year the Brooklyn Film Festival donates complementary tickets to Brooklyn Schools and offers to Students & Senior Citizens discounted tickets: $12 instead of $15. One of BFF’s oldest side bar programs, KidsFilmFest, an event for and by young filmmakers and film buffs, this year will be available, free of charge, on our website for the entire duration of the 24th BFF.

Every year, BFF offers also free of charge, BFF Exchange, a full day of panels, seminars, and film pitching. Occasionally, BFF offers screenings at various Brooklyn venues  throughout the year, also free of change.


SPONSORS

In the effort of consolidating its international presence, BFF has developed ties with overseas film festivals and film distribution companies as well as successfully pursued international sponsorship. Locally, BFF is supported by corporate entities, film companies, and small businesses. festival sponsors


VENUES

2021 BFF’s film programs will be shown on our website, outdoor (i.e. drive-ins), and, if possible, at a traditional physical venue (TBA).


AWARDS & REFERENCES

Through the resources of several film sponsors, BFF awards the winners with prizes totaling $50,000 in cash, film services and products. BFF’s competition and its award system are in line with the festival’s main goal to support talented filmmakers through their next project and their career in general. Towards this goal, BFF also connects and facilitates filmmaker’s relationships with film industry and distributors. past winners


BFF RECOGNITION

Award-winning films from the Brooklyn Film Festival have gone on to be nominated and awarded at the British Academy Awards (BAFTAs), the American Academy Awards (Oscars), and the Canadian Screen Award, for which BFF is a proud qualifying festival.