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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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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 programs, KidsFilmFest, an event for and by young filmmakers and film buffs, this year held at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, will be free of charge for all kids and teens attending.
Every year, BFF offers free of charge for all BFF Exchange at Kickstarter, a full day of panels, seminars, and film pitching. Occasionally, BFF offers screenings at various Brooklyn venues  throughout the year also free of change.


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


BFF’s films are normally shown at:

Wythe Hotel 
where: 80 Wythe Avenue at N 11th St Brooklyn, NY 11249 – directionswebsite
what: Screening room (85 seats)

Windmill Studios 
where: 300 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – directionswebsite
what: Screening room (200 seats)

where: 40 Bogart St., Brooklyn, NY 11206 – directionswebsite
what: Screening room (56 seats)

Made in NY Media Center by IFP
where: 30 John St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – directionswebsite
what: Screening room (72 seats)

UnionDocs Williamsburg NY 11211 – directionswebsite
what: Screening room (60 seats) Two screenings on Friday June 8

where: 58 Kent St, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – directionswebsite
: Company Headquarters – Hosting BFF Exchange

Alamo Drafthouse
where: 445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – directionswebsite
: Screening room (76 seats)


Through the resources of several film sponsors, BFF awards the winners with prizes totaling $50,000 in 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 career. Towards this goal, BFF also connects and facilitates filmmaker’s relationships with film industry and distributors. past winners


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.