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Brooklyn Film Festival Prepares for Its 20th Anniversary

ZEALnyc, April 7, 2017

Milestone anniversaries are meant to be celebrated, especially in the arts, where financial stability and maintaining the status quo can often be tenuous at best. So as the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) announces its plans for its upcoming twentieth year in existence, we wish to applaud their efforts and wish them all the best for their upcoming festival. BFF received a total of 2,650 films from 120 countries and will select roughly 130 films that will constitute this year’s festival; specific titles will be announced in May. The films are divided into six categories: Feature Narrative, Feature Doc, Short Narrative, Short Doc, Experimental and Animation.

This year’s festival runs from June 2 through June 11 at their two main venues: Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg and Windmill Studios NYC in Greenpoint. Additional programming will be presented on June 5 and 6 at Syndicated in Bushwick and on June 9 at UnionDocs in Williamsburg. On June 3, BFF will present its 13th annual kidsfilmfest at Made in NY Media Center by IFP in Dumbo. And on June 10, the 6th annual Exchange program will be hosted by Kickstarter in Greenpoint.

BFF Executive Director Marco Ursino said of the 2017 edition, “BFF is 20 years old and it’s a real celebration to share our own film experience with Brooklyn and the world! Since inception, BFF has reviewed more than 30,000 projects and showed in competition more than 2,000 films. We want to honor the indie filmmaker, creativity, resourcefulness and determination, and to celebrate our audience and Brooklyn’s amazing popularity. The 20th BFF is going to be extroverted and fun. More screenings and venues than ever before and a few special events where the audience, the filmmakers, the industry and the media will be able to connect and share. This year’s festival is without a doubt the most ambitious project to date and I can’t think of a better partner than Stella Artois to create situations that are both fun and productive. Stella Artois has been supporting the indie film industry for a very long time and their experience is certainly going to enhance our networking efforts. We are particularly excited to share in part Stella’s commitment to water.org and their charitable Clean Water campaign.”

For more information about the festival click here.


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