AoBFF RULES AND REGULATIONS
1) If you are a filmmaker who can demonstrate a connection between your film and Brooklyn, you are welcome to submit. For example:
In the past we have screened a documentary by an Italian filmmaker about a Hassidic Brooklyn rapper, a horror film by a Brooklyn-born filmmaker who now lives in Australia, Canadian and Japanese films that were shot in Brooklyn, and a Turkish film directly inspired by Brooklyn’s diversity.
If you have questions about eligibility, please see our FAQs
2) The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival programs all genres including comedy, drama, documentary, animation, horror, sci-fi, music video and experimental. Our Film Screening Panel—led by our Festival Director—views all submissions and selects the films we program. We guarantee that all films submitted will be viewed up until midnight of the final day of submissions. A Judging Panel of industry professionals selects award-winning films in each category.
Submission to the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival includes free optional submission to Brooklyn On Demand, the only streaming on-demand channel dedicated to the Brooklyn indie film scene, curated by AoBFF.
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival strongly prefers to program premiers but will consider all films submitted. Misrepresenting your film’s premier status or screening history can be affect your eligibility for AoBFF.
If you film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering exhibition video materials to and from the festival venue. The Art of Brooklyn cannot be held liable for exhibition print/video materials that are lost or damaged.
If your film is accepted AoBFF will send an online form for promotional information and images, which must be filled out and returned within five days. EMAILED DOCS, PDFs, HARD COPIES OR SCANS OF TEXT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
By submitting my film, I allow it to be screened at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival if accepted.
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any accepted film for any promotional purposes. (Print, press, online.)
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Art of Brooklyn from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
By entering (submitting to) The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, entrants release and hold the The Art of Brooklyn, its Board of Directors, Officers, Staff and Volunteers harmless from and against all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the competition or participation in any competition related activity.
By entering (submitting to) to The Art of Brooklyn Festival you are granting the right for The Art of Brooklyn to screen your film publicly one to two times in the next twelve months (depending on the festival entered).
By entering (submitting to) The Art of Brooklyn Festival you are admitting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow our Rules and Regulations for festival submission and to abide by our Terms and Conditions of service and our general festival Rules and Regulations.
Failure to comply with The Art of Brooklyn guidelines, rules, regulations, or eligibility will be cause for disqualification and can result in having your film pulled from screening or competition.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.