The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival has named Alan McLane Alejos as Guest Festival Director for its 10th Annual edition, which will take place June 1-14, 2020. He will program official selections for AoBFF, where he has been a jury member since 2014.
Alan divides his time between León Mexico and Brooklyn, and has 15 years experience curating and programming film festivals including IndieBoom, Cinema23, and Jaipur International Film Festival in India. He currently works as a Film Program Associate for Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in Austin, TX.
“I am so honored to be the guest director for this milestone edition of AoBFF and for having the opportunity to embrace the multicultural energy of Brooklyn through a cinematic perspective,” said Alan. AoBFF Executive Director Joseph Shahadi said, "Alan’s enthusiasm and love of indie film have contributed so much to our festival as a jury member, and last year he hosted our world premiere of the beautiful Mexican/American feature film Paper Boats. We are thrilled to have him take the curatorial reins for our tenth anniversary.”
Since 2016, The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival has invited a different Guest Festival Director for the season, to keep its programming vision fresh and diverse. Past Directors include award-winning filmmakers Eric Trenkamp, Victoria Negri, Dave Chan and Sean Mannion. Submissions for 2020, including films and series in all genres and a screenplay competition, are open on Film Freeway until April 21; the code AOBFF20 will save 20% on all entries.
About The Art of Brooklyn:
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is a unique event that brings Brooklyn’s celebrated film and media makers together with their peers across the country and around the world. The award-winning AoBFF is a filmmaker-focused event, platform and showcase for emerging creators and established voices. The festival works with film distributors, educational institutions, and media organizations to host world-class talkbacks, create innovative programming for networking and skill building, and screen in state-of-the-art theaters for enthusiastic audiences across Brooklyn. Founded as a 501c3 nonprofit in 2011 by working artists, AoBFF has had ten festival premieres get distribution to date — and one became an HBO series. AoBFF have held events in nineteen different venues in nine neighborhoods across Brooklyn (so far,) often partnering with local businesses and organizations to reach the widest possible audience.
The 10th Annual AoBFF runs June 1-14, 2020 at venues around the Borough. Visit aobff.org for updates.
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