Brooklyn Film Festival is May 31 - June 9

(released 5/16/2019)

The Brooklyn Film Festival is happening May 31-June 9, 2019.

Look for special programming:
  • Saturday, June 1, NY Media Center IFP Kids Film Fest from 1pm to 3pm
  • Windmill Studios will house a Florida State University Showcase from 8am to 10pm on June 6th
  • Kickstarter will lead the BFF exchange from 11-5pm on Saturday June 8th.
BFF Executive Director Marco Ursino said of the 2019 edition, "We are calling the upcoming festival: The Gathering. The theme-statement is essentially a call to all those people who are searching for clarity and intelligent exchanges. On the programming side this year, more than ever before, we wanted to empower all those filmmakers who are thinking and working in critical systems, outside of the box, and against all odds. Understanding that for women the "system" is always critical, and inspired by the acceleration of the women's movements, in 2019 BFF will feature the largest presence of female directors within a single festival edition up to date. I'm also proud to say that four out of our six festival programmers are women and the actual festival is run mostly by women."

BFF's selection criteria is a 22 year old tradition. Participating films cannot be older than two years old. Films are selected from submissions only. All selected films are shown twice. All selected films are in competition. The smaller film can still win the top festival award: The Grand Chameleon.

The festival has broadened the reach of submissions and is collaborating with several Pan-American film organizations: Proimagenes (Colombia), ChileDocs, IMCINE (Mexico), Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Festival Internacional del Cine Buenos Aires (FIDBA). Locally, BFF has been collaborating with Cinema Tropical and Proyector Film Series.

Plan your festival by seeking out the venues this year:

Wythe Hotel – Williamsburg
Windmill Studios – Greenpoint
Syndicated – Bushwick
Made in NY Media Center by IFP – Dumbo
UnionDocs – Williamsburg
Kickstarter – Greenpoint
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Downtown Brooklyn

Go here for the full festival lineup with searchable features:

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