Brooklyn Girl FF Showcases Films Made by Women

(released 3/22/2015)

The Brooklyn Girl Film Festival was started by April Mosqus to showcase films and create a supportive networking environment for women in New York. The films that screen at the BGFF have a woman as director, writer, producer, cinematographer, or lead animator.

Leading off the festival this Thursday is the feature film Cathy Coppola. The name draws your eye and it appears that is the point. The protagonist struggles up and down and across both coasts of America trying to make it in the film industry. She eventually pretends to be the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola to be taken seriously.  Keeping with the intent of the festival, Cathy Coppola was written, produced, directed, and edited by Stefanie Sparks.  Sparks also plays the lead role of Cathy.

All told, there are 28 shorts and features made by women during the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, which runs Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28.  All screenings take place at Brooklyn Fire Proof at the Temporary Storage Galleries / Gallery 104.  It is located at 119 Ingraham Street in Bushwick near the Morgan L stop.

Peruse the full schedule at

Here is the trailer for the opening film Cathy Coppola.

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