Pretty nice venue for a party right? We agree! Join us June 4 to launch #aobff17 Tickets at aobff.org #brooklyn #bklyn #filmfestival #supportindiefilm food from @cocorocobklyn music from @hccoleman
We're proud to announce the top 3 scripts for our inaugural Screenplay Category. Each will receive a free listing on InkTip to help it get seen by producers... and the winner will get a live staged reading, cast with professional actors, produced by AoBFF later this year! Winners announced at our Awards Ceremony Sunday, June 11.
AMERICAN SNAKE PIT
Comedy/Drama, written by Dan Tomasulo
Based on the true story of naive but good-natured Doctor Dan who, while still in graduate school, must beat off corrupt town officials scheming to close the group home by banding together a motley group of patients from Willowbrook, the worst asylum in American history. Inspired by Governor Rockefeller's opening of the first group home for residents coming out of Willowbrook at 310 67th Street, in Bay Ridge.
DON'T CALL ME SIR!
Biography/Drama, written by Bo Svenson
A rite of passage drama that tells the story of artist Jackson Pollock’s niece, Brooklyn-born Rena “Rusty” Glickman, the only person of the Jewish Faith to receive Japan’s highest civilian honor — The Emperor’s Order of The Rising Sun. As a twelve-year-old, Rusty learned about the horrors of the Holocaust and resolved THAT was not going to happen to her. She would be better and stronger than THEM — THEY would not win this time. She didn’t know how, but then she found judo — a sport at which she excelled but from which women were excluded. So in 1959 and then a single mother, Rusty decided to compete in the New York State Judo Championships while disguised as a man. In a stunning upset, Rusty beat the reigning State Champion — but as she stood on the podium to receive her gold medal, THEY asked if she was a girl. When she acknowledged that she was, the organizers took back her medal!
THE DARK SEASON
Thriller, written by Jaime Baker
A religious family finds refuge in their New York City home during a vicious pandemic that ravages most of the population. Barely surviving the stress of the situation, an unexpected guest destroys their social order. Entirely set and conceived in Brooklyn.
Video: Interviews with 2017 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival filmmakers Victoria Negri, John Painz, Rebekah Nelson, Madeline Leshner, John Bunning and Michael Goldburg
We sat down with some of our #AOBFF17 filmmakers to hear about their films, their inspirations, challenges and their love of Brooklyn.
Camera, Lighting and Sound: Dave Brusca and Jake King. Edited by Jake King. Still photography: Billy Devine
Victoria Negri talks about the inspiration for her feature drama "Gold Star," and working with the late Robert Vaughn in his last film appearance. #AoBFF17 aobff.org
Michael Goldburg returns to #AoBFF17 with his new short comedy, Sure-Fire, soon to be developed into a feature film.
Filmmaker Madeline Leshner discusses her new film Factory 91, and why she likes that #AoBFF17 isn't cheesy! aobff.org
Filmmaker Rebekah Nelson talks about her directorial debut "The Shoulder," an official selection of the 2017 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival aobff.org
#AoBFF17 June 3-11 aobff.org
#Repost @raquelcedarfilms (@get_repost) Getting Festival Ready! See SAM & JO June 8th at #aobff2017 ! But your tickets at http://ift.tt/2rsmBbx See you there! #aobff17
#Repost @stefonbristol (@get_repost) See You Yesterday is part of the historic Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (@theartofbklyn) and will be screening on June 8th 9PM at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Link in bio. #seeyouyesterday #nyu #brooklyn
Whitewashing, Crowdfunding, Podcasting, Pitching... and bringing FEUD: Bette and Joan to life: Industry Workshops and Panels of the 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Fest aim to illuminate and educate.
As a filmmaker-focused event — and the only film festival exclusively devoted to the Brooklyn scene — The Art of Brooklyn is always looking for new ways to help emerging creators grow and succeed, while recognizing the hurdles and issues artists face.
For 2o17 we've teamed up with industry players to bring a slate of educational workshops and hot-button panel discussions to our filmmakers and audiences. We've even programmed a block of them on Saturday, June 10 at St. Francis College to make it even easier to attend!
Creating FEUD from Script to Screen: Talking with co-creator Michael Zam
Michael Zam, screenwriter, NYU instructor, and co-creator of FEUD: Bette and Joan with Ryan Murphy will join with Guest Festival Director, award-winning screenwriter (and former student) Dave Chan to talk about Michael’s writing process for the pilot script of FEUD.
Sat, June 10, 2017 6:00 PM St. Francis College TICKETS
Between Yellow Face and White Washing: Asian Americans in (and on) Film
AoBFF Guest Festival Director Dave Chan leads a lively industry panel discussion on the mis/under-representation of Asian-Americans in a Hollywood that can’t seem to stop white washing Asian stories. This panel will address creative solutions on how to correct this from a grassroots level on up. Panelists include Celia Au (Gotham, Iron Fist), Becky Yamamoto (Fort Tilden, Good Enough), Eddie Shieh (Split End, Film Labs Present series), David Huynh (Hamlet, Vietgone) and Anne Hu (Cake, Balloon)
Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:00pm St. Francis College TICKETS
Crowdfunding to Build Independence: A Workshop with Seed&Spark
Identifying, and then enthusiastically engaging supporters is essential to successfully funding and distributing independent films. This workshop will teach you how to find and engage your fans, run an effective crowdfunding campaign, and then distribute your film— all while preparing you to make your next film. So this workshop isn’t just about crowdfunding: it’s about career building. Seed&Spark is the world’s only streaming and crowdfunding destination, supporting inclusive films and film-related projects with funding, audience building, and distribution.
Sat, June 10, 2017 4:00 PM St. Francis College TICKETS
Pitching To Win: A Workshop With Pitching Guru Squeaky Moore
In her workshop, Squeaky Moore covers common pitching mistakes, how to avoid and correct them. She focuses on the preparation of pitching, outlining what film and media makers need to prepare to be fully ready to pitch. She has developed an invaluable 9 point pitching checklist, including a discussion of pitch materials, packaging your project, researching who to pitch, how to create wishlists for pitching and packaging, mind mapping your pitch to know what to include once you are in front of decision makers, and more.
Fri, June 9, 2017 7:00 PM St. Francis College TICKETS
The Power of the Podcast: A Workshop with Master Podcaster David Power
The rise of social media, crowdfunding and digital steaming platforms have all had a huge impact on independent film and media makers, in Brooklyn and beyond. In 2017 you can definitely add podcasts to that list. With this panel we are focusing on ways filmmakers can use podcasting as an essential tool to market, fundraise and promote.
Sat, June 10, 2017 8:00 PM St. Francis College TICKETS
Fast, Cheap & Under Control: Micro-Budget Filmaking in NYC
This workshop seminar, led by award-winning filmmaker and Pratt instructor Eric Trenkamp, discusses the fundamentals of talent, location and music releases for indie filmmakers in New York City.
The discussion will provide an understanding of the terminology used in these documents, the legal rights they protect, and why they are necessary both legally and from the point of view of a potential distributor.
Sat, June 10, 2017 4:00 PM Pratt Film/Video Dept. TICKETS