"A film festival for Brooklyn, by Brooklyn and about Brooklyn."
THE L MAGAZINE
"An indie gem that showcases the best of the Borough."
Named #1 of A.R.T.S.Y. Magazine's Top 7 Film Festivals
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From Boerum Hill to Bergen Beach. Fort Greene to Flatlands. Cobble Hill to Canarsie. It's only Brooklyn when you count every neighborhood and every community.
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the only independent, international festival for, by and about Brooklyn indie film — a local scene with global influence. Founded in 2011 by working artists, we screen films from all over the world whose creators are connected to Brooklyn’s diverse independent film community.
We focus on Brooklyn‐born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films and filmmakers. We embrace every neighborhood and community in the borough. And beyond.
We work to keep submission and ticket prices reasonable to make participation in our festival possible for all.
We guarantee that every film submitted to us will be viewed by our Film Screening Panel, up until midnight on the final day of submissions.
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Submissions for the 2015 AoBFF are open. All films must have a connection to Brooklyn to be eligible for consideration.
We are accepting films via Withoutabox and FilmFreeway. Full rules and regulations are posted on each platform.
AoBFF Submission Fees
EARLY BIRD RATE:
Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2014
$25 ($20 with Withoutabox discount)
Nov. 1, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2015
$45 ($40 with Withoutabox discount)
Feb. 1- 28, 2015
$85 ($80 with Withoutabox discount)
WITHOUTABOX EXTENDED RATE:
March 1-15, 2015
$95 ($90 with Withoutabox discount)
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A. The Art of Brooklyn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and culture of the Borough. The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films and filmmakers.
Q. What makes The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival different from other festivals?
A. The Art of Brooklyn is the only Film Festival that focuses on the Borough as a center for new, independent film. We focus on filmmakers and artists who are based, born in, and/or inspired by Brooklyn.
Q. What's the best way to submit my film?
The Art of Brooklyn prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. We also accept DVDs through the mail. See Festival Rules above for details.
Q. Can I submit my film if I don’t live in Brooklyn?
A. Yes. You can submit to the Festival if significant creative personnel on your film (director, actors, writer, producer, etc.) are originally from Brooklyn, live or work in Brooklyn, or if your film is about and/or inspired by the Borough. If you make a case for your film’s Brooklyn connection in your submission we will consider it.
Q. Can I submit a film that isn’t finished for consideration?
A. Yes. We will accept unfinished films for pre-selection but in order to make it into the Festival all submissions must be complete by April 4, 2015.
Q. What kinds of films does The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival screen?
A. The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival screens films in all genres.
Q. Can I submit in more than one category?
A. Yes. But each submission requires a separate entry fee.
Q How much is it to submit?
A. See Entry Fees at the top of this page.
Q. Who are the judges?
A. Festival Director Jason Cusato heads a programming committee who watch everysubmission and curate the Festival. A panel of industry professionals select winners in each category (except Audience Choice.) Past judges include actor Eric Mabius, actress/director Annabella Sciorra, director Elliott Lester, film scholar Annette Danto and film critiic/curator Alan McLane.
Q. When will you let me know if my film is chosen for the Festival?
A. Our notification date for the 2015 Festival is TBD.
Q. Will you let me know if I don’t get in to the Festival?
A. Yes. You will receive notice some time after we make our selections.
Q. Will you return my film and submission materials?
A. Due to the volume of our submissions we are unable to return your materials through the mail. But if you attend the Festival we can arrange to return your submission packet to you on the final day.
Q. Where and when does the Festival take place?
A. The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is centrally located in Downtown Brooklyn at Founders Hall in St. Francis College with additional screening locations around the Borough.
Q. How do I join the mailing list for the Festival?
A. Click HERE to sign up for our Filmmakers Newsletter list.
Q. Can I volunteer at the Festival?
A. Yes, we always need reliable, enthusiastic volunteers! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
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