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2017 BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL

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DATES
The 2017 film festival will take place from: June 2-11, 2017

VENUES
Wythe Hotel - Williamsburg
Windmill Studios NYC - Greenpoint
Syndicated - Bushwick
Made in NY Media Center by IFP - Dumbo
UnionDocs - Williamsburg


FILM LINEUP
The festival will present 122 film premieres
2017 FILM LINEUP


FILM SUBMISSIONS
BFF accepts paperless entries via WITHOUTABOX.com and FilmFreeway.com
For DEADLINES, FAQ, rules, and to submit visit: SUBMIT A FILM


FILM SCHEDULE

Friday June 2
Wythe Hotel Cinema & Wythe Hotel Main Hall: 8:30

Saturday June 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
Windmill Studios NYC: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Wythe Hotel: 7:30, 9:30

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

Saturday June 10
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 11
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 3
Made in NY Media Center by IFP: 1:00 to 3:00 | KidsFilmFest

Saturday June 10
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 $120
4 Pack Passes $45.


NETWORKING, SPECIAL EVENTS & VENUES
Several networking events will take place at various Hot Spots in Williamsburg (Venues TBA). SPECIAL EVENTS


KIDS FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 3rd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, BFF will present the 13th 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 sixth consecutive year, on June 10 from 11am-5pm (Venue TBA), 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 $60,000 in film services, products, and cash prizes are sponsored by Panavision, Black Magic Design, Brooklyn Drones NYC, Windmill Studios NYC, AbelCine, Xeno Lights, Cinecall Soundtracks, Media Services, Noble Jewelry, and Brooklyn Film Society.
AWARDS & JURY   WINNERS


THEME: ANNIVERSARY
For the festival, this will be a very special year. BFF is 20 years old and we all feel like celebrating! First of all, we want to celebrate our own film experience. Throughout the years, BFF has reviewed more than 30,000 projects and showed in competition roughly 2,000 films. Although no one single person involved with the festival can claim to have seen all the films we have handled, it is undeniable that we have all been deeply influenced by the massive content we embrace and breathe every year. We also want to celebrate the indie filmmaker! The most creative, resourceful, determined, smart, tough type of human being we know. We want to celebrate our audience, a very nice group of extreme thinkers easy to love. Finally, we want to celebrate Brooklyn, as we are fully aware our growth is directly proportional to the amazing popularity of our borough. Like for any other anniversary celebration, we felt that a gift was needed and appropriate. From this edition, BFF will increase the number of films/screenings. We will play between 130 and 150 films and, as usual, each film will play twice. Roughly a 20-30% increase from last year. Happy Anniversary!


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 20 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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