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Brooklyn International Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is a competitive festival for and by independent filmmakers. The organizers of BFF bring 16 years of festival experience to this annual event. Submissions are open from September to March, the final selection of 100+ films is announced in May, and the film festival takes place in June. Selected films in each category are eligible for several awards. Through the resources of our sponsors, BFF offers prizes totaling $50,000 in film services and products. Award-winning films from the Brooklyn Film Festival have gone on to be nominated and awarded at both the BAFTA awards and at the American Academy Awards.

Awards

  • Grand Chamelon Award: $10 500 
  • Best In Feature: $5 000 
  • Best in Documentary: $2 500 
  • Bestn in Short Narrative: $2 500 
  • Bestn in Short Documentary: $200
  • Best in Experimental: $200 
  • Best in Animation: $200
  • BEST BROOKLYN PROJECT 
  • BEST NEW DIRECTOR: $200
  • SPIRIT AWARD (in each category): $1 800
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE in Production - Prize: $200 
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE in Cinematography - Prize: $200
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE in Screenwriting, Editing, Original Score, Acting (female), Acting (male). 
  • AUDIENCE AWARD (in each category)

Rules

  • Projects must have been completed after June 12, 2017. 
  • Independent Production: Films produced, financed, or initiated by a major motion picture studio are not eligible for the competition.
  • Entries can not have a theatrical run (commercial release) or be broadcast (TV) anywhere in the U.S.A. before June 11, 2018. Previous screenings at other film festivals, as well as private, industry, and press screenings are OK. The «New York Premiere» status is preferred, but not mandatory. 
  • Submissions are to be made via Withoutabox or Filmfreeway systems.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Marco Ursino (Festival Director); Nathan Kensinger (Director of Programming).

Documents

Place

United States
New York, Brooklyn

Official website

brooklynfilmfestival.org

Contacts

Address:

180 South 4th Street
Suite 2 South
Brooklyn NY 11211
U S A

Phone: 718-388-4306
Fax: 718-599-5039

Email: festival@wbff.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 12, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    January 28, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    February 19, 2019
  • Extended Deadline
    March 11, 2019
  • Notifications
    May 10, 2019
  • Event dates
    31 May — 9 June 2019
Categories & Fees

Narrative Short Films of any genre up to 59'

  • Earlybird Deadline — $55
  • Regular Deadline — $70
  • Late Deadline — $80
  • Extended Deadline — $95

All Documentaries Features of any genre. No Less than 50'

  • Earlybird Deadline — $60
  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Late Deadline — $80
  • Extended Deadline — $95

All Short Documentaries of any genre up to 49'.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $70
  • Late Deadline — $80
  • Extended Deadline — $95

All Animation Films of any duration and genre.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $70
  • Late Deadline — $80
  • Extended Deadline — $95

All Narrative Features of any genre.. No less than 60 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $60
  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Late Deadline — $80
  • Extended Deadline — $95

All Experimental films of any duration. Music Videos are accepted and welcome.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $70
  • Late Deadline — $80
  • Extended Deadline — $95
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