AWARDS & PRIZES

the prizes listed below were associated to the 2022 festival’s awards


CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT

The following receive a certificate of outstanding achievement. Most of the awards below are associated to prizes (Cash, Services, Products) provided by BFF’s sponsors.

Best Actor (MALE): No Prizes

Best Actor (FEMALE):
No Prizes

Original Score Award: 

– PRIZE: BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY / CASH

Best Style Award:
– PRIZE: CASE OF PAPAPIETRO PERRY WINE / PRODUCT

Best Editing Award: 
– PRIZE: BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY / CASH
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

Best Cinematography Award:
– PRIZE: BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY / CASH
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

Best Screenplay Award:
– PRIZE: BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY / CASH
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

Best Producer Award:
– PRIZE: BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY / CASH
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

Best New Director Award:
– PRIZES:CREDIT TOWARDS A COLORIST AND FACILITY AT BLUE TABLE POST / SERVICE
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

Best Brooklyn Project
– PRIZE: CREDIT TOWARD LIGHTING AND GRIP PACKAGE WITH CINELEASE / SERVICE
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

AUDIENCE AWARDS

[Each Audience Award winner gets a copy of Final Draft 12]
Audience Award in the Animation Category
Audience Award in the Experimental Film Category
Audience Award in the Short Documentary Category
Audience Award in the Short Narrative Category
Audience Award in the Documentary Category
Audience Award in the Feature Length Narrative Category
Audience Award in the 18th KidsFilmFest

SPIRIT AWARDS
BFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS’s FAVORITE FILMS 

[Each Audience Award winner gets a copy of Final Draft 12]
Spirit Award in the Animation Category
Spirit Award in the Experimental Category
Spirit Award in the Short Doc Category
Spirit Award in the Narrative Short Category
Spirit Award in the Documentary Feature  Category
Spirit Award in the Feature Narrative Category

BEST IN CATEGORY

Best Animation
– PRIZE: BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY / CASH
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

Best Experimental
– PRIZE: BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY / CASH
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT
– PRIZE: MEDIA SERVICES SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

Best Short Documentary
– PRIZE: BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY / CASH
– PRIZE: CREDIT TOWARDS POST-PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT RENTAL AT MPE / SERVICE
– PRIZE: CREDIT TOWARDS A LENTINI COMMUNICATIONS RENTAL / SERVICE
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SOFTWARE / PRODUCT

 Best Narrative Short
– PRIZE: XENO LIGHTS / CREDIT TOWARDS A LIGHT PACKAGE RENTAL / SERVICE
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT
– PRIZE: MEDIA SERVICES SOFTWARE: THE SHOWBIZ SOFTWARE SUITE / PRODUCT

 Best Documentary Feature 
– PRIZE: ABEL CINETECH / CREDIT TOWARDS A PANASONIC HD CAMERA RENTAL PACKAGE / SERVICE
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT
– PRIZE: MEDIA SERVICES SOFTWARE: THE SHOWBIZ SOFTWARE SUITE / PRODUCT

 Best Feature Narrative 
– PRIZE: BE ELECTRIC / CREDIT TOWARDS A STUDIO RENTAL / SERVICE
– PRIZE: FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE / PRODUCT
– PRIZE: MEDIA SERVICES SOFTWARE: THE SHOWBIZ SOFTWARE SUITE / PRODUCT

Grand Chameleon Award
– PRIZE: UPPER MARKET GALLERY / CASH
– PRIZE: CHAMELEON STATUETTE / TROPHY


AWARD DECIDERS

Three groups select the winners among the c/a 150 filmmakers who participate to the BFF’s competition every year.

1) Panels of External Judges – select the best in each of the 6 categories in competition and highlight key qualities (i.e. editing, photography) of the films they reviewed.
2) The Festival (Board of Directors) selects the Spirit Award in each category (six in total)
3) BFF Audience – selects the winners among the six BFF categories plus KidsFilmFest (seven in total)


AWARDING SCHEDULE

The award ceremony runs at the end of the physical festival on the final Sunday of the event at about 7pm at Windmill Studios. The audience votes for the Audience Awards throughout the event both online and at the physical venues. The online voting stops at 6pm on the final Sunday of the event.


GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD

This Award is intended to reward the film that best represents the current BFF Edition’s Theme
Besides the prizes associated with this award, the diector of the winning film project will also receive BFF’s Chameleon Statuette
Eligibility: All the films in the competition are eligible for this award regardless of their length, category, or format
Jury: This award is assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival and chosen among the winners of “Best in Category”


BEST IN CATEGORY AWARD

Assigned to the best film in each category
Eligibility: Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Animation, and Experimental films in competition (all categories are eligible)
Jury: Assigned by the panels of Judge


BEST NEW DIRECTOR

Assigned to the best upcoming director 
Eligibility: All filmmakers in competition are eligible
Jury: Assigned by the panels of Judges.


BEST BROOKLYN PROJECT

Assigned to the best project by a Brooklyn director or shot in Brooklyn
Eligibility: All Brooklyn filmmakers and all films shot in Brooklyn are eligible
Jury: Assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival.


SPIRIT AWARD

Films in which the festival recognizes its own spirit
Spirit Awards are assigned in each category
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible
Jury: Spirit Awards are assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival.


CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Certificates are assigned for outstanding achievement in the following categories: Production, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing, Style, Original Score, Acting (female), Acting (male).
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible
Jury: Certificates of Award are assigned by external panels of Judges


AUDIENCE AWARD

Audience Awards are assigned in each category as follows: Feature Narrative, Documentary Feature, Short Narrative, Short Doc, Animation, and Experimental.
This year, there will be an additional Audience Award selected among the films playing in the KidsFilmFest program.
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible.
Jury: Festival Audience.