#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
Dave Chan, award-winning screenwriter and Guest Festival Director for the 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, names his "Don't Miss List" of the over 40 Official Selections of 2017. AoBFF is the only fest in the world exclusively devoted to work of the borough's world-famous indie film and media scene. AoBFF runs June 3-11 with a slate of fantastic new Brooklyn independent films, workshops, panels and industry events in venues around the borough.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - May 16, 2017 - PRLog -- The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival's theme for 2017 is "The Future of Brooklyn Film" and AoBFF has selected over 40 new Brooklyn indies for its 7th annual edition. This diverse slate of screenings spotlights features, shorts, documentaries, and experimental films emerging from the Brooklyn scene.
AoBFF's 2017 Guest Festival Director, award-winning screenwriter/producer Dave Chan, curated his 10 "Must See" favorites of the festival. "I knew there was a lot of talent in Brooklyn, but these films blew me away. As a Brooklyn filmmaker, I was so inspired by both their quality and diversity… Every film we select is worth seeing, but here are 10 you definitely don't want to miss."
Opening the 2017 AoBFF through a partnership with IFC Films
One of America's foremost filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest. As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.
Wednesday, June 7 – 7:00PM St. Francis College 180 Remsen St. Bklyn NY 11201
Drama, World Premiere
Victoria Negri writes, directs, and stars in this intimate portrait of a young woman struggling to find purpose in her life while caring for her father as he nears the end of his own. The legendary Robert Vaughn portrays Victoria's father in what would be the very last screen performance of his life.
Wednesday, June 7 – 9:00PM St. Francis College 180 Remsen St. Bklyn NY 11201
Sci Fi/Comedy - New York Premiere
Jamie Greenberg writes and directs a hilariously absurd "recently discovered lost classic" about a man who travels 80 years into the future – from 1938. Fresh from winning the 2017 Audience Choice Award at Slamdance, Future '38 is a deliriously screwball look at what the future could have been. With appearances by Sean Young and Neil de Grasse Tyson. Screening with the time-travel short drama SEE YOU YESTERDAY exec produced by Spike Lee.
Thursday, June 8 – 9:00PM St. Francis College 180 Remsen St. Bklyn NY 11201
THE SEARCH FOR ONE-EYE JIMMY
Comedy, Brooklyn Premiere – Special 25th Anniversary Screening
Sam Henry Kass wrote and directed this hilarious comedy about a young Brooklyn documentarian who follows and captures a cast of off-the-wall characters as they search for the elusive "One-Eye Jimmy". Shot entirely on film in a pre-gentrified Red Hook and starring then-future stars Steve Buscemi, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Beals, John Turturro, and Sam Rockwell.
Friday, June 9 – 9:00PM St. Francis College 180 Remsen St. Bklyn NY 11201
Comedy, World Premiere
John Painz writes and directs this charming comedy about Stacy, a young woman who must decide if she should stay in New York City and tough it out or return to the comforts of home in Wisconsin after finding out that she did not get her dream job. We follow her as she runs into a cast of quirky, lovable characters who help her make that life-changing decision.
Saturday, June 10 – 6:00PM St. Francis College 180 Remsen St. Bklyn NY 11201
VICTOR & ISOLINA
William D. Caballero writes and directs a wonderfully-crafted hybrid animation short film, using 3-D printed maquettes of his actual grandparents, that offers a charming look into their decades-long loving yet rocky relationship. William is also the creator of the hilarious "Gran'pa Knows Best" (Winner, 2014 Art of Brooklyn Film Fest) distributed by HBO Latino.
'Film As Art" Block - Thursday, June 8 – 7:00PM St. Francis College
THE PANTY SYMPHONIC
Zach Strum writes and directs this bold and expertly-crafted experimental short comedy about an epic chase for the prized possession of a deceased man – a pair of panties he found in the woods as a boy. Yes, panties.
"Film As Art' Block – Thursday, June 8 – 7:00PM St. Francis College
Justin Ferrato directs this poignant and inspiring short documentary about Tiphany Adams, a fitness model and actor who is confined to a wheelchair after a paralyzing car accident. Her drive to overcome all challenges and continue to pursue her dreams embodies a message of hope and perseverance in this beautifully-filmed portrait.
'I Am Woman' Block - Friday, June 9 – 7:00PM St. Francis College
Jon Bunning directs this endearing short documentary about the little-known community of table tennis players in New York City's Bryant Park who come together not only for competition but also for a sense of family.
'Laugh It Up Brooklyn' Block – Saturday, June 10 – 4:00PM St Francis College
Madeline Leshner writes and directs this beautiful and haunting vision of a dystopian society involving a lonely, precocious 12-year old heroine and her attempts to cope with her overbearing big sister and catatonic grandfather.
'On The Edge' Block – Saturday, June 10 – 6:00PM Pratt Film/Video Screening Room, 550 Myrtle Ave Bklyn, NY 11205
About The Art of Brooklyn
Founded in 2011, the Art of Brooklyn is the only film festival in the world devoted exclusively to Brooklyn's vibrant independent film and media — a local scene with global influence. AoBFF has entertained an average of 2k guests per festival from four continents, had over a half dozen distribution deals made for its premieres, and an HBO series. AoBFF has partnered with IFC Films, New York Women in Film and Television, Prime Latino Media, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, NBC Universal, ESPN Films and more.
The 7th Annual AoBFF runs June 3-11 in venues across Brooklyn.
Tickets and schedule are available at http://theartofbrooklyn.org
#Repost @goldstarfilm (@get_repost) Mark your calendars for our NYC Premiere at @theartofbklyn! Weds June 7th 9pm! Link to RSVP/tix in bio! #aobff17 tickets at aobff.org
'FEUD: Bette and Joan' co-creator and NYU instructor Michael Zam joins his former student, AoBFF Guest Festival Director Dave Chan, to talk about writing, pitching and producing FEUD on Saturday, June 10 6PM at St. Francis College. The 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival runs June 3-11 in venues around Brooklyn with a full slate of screenings, panel discussions and filmmaker workshops.
BROOKLYN - May 10, 2017 -- Screenwriter Michael Zam, NYU instructor and co-creator of FEUD: Bette and Joan with Ryan Murphy, will join Art of Brooklyn Film Fest Guest Festival Director, award-winning screenwriter (and Michael's former student) Dave Chan to talk about Michael's writing process for the pilot script of the critically-acclaimed and highly rated first season of FEUD.
From the nuts and bolts of the writing, to stories from the trenches, to getting it in the right hands and getting green-lit, Michael will also discuss what it's like to be involved in one of the most acclaimed TV shows of 2017. The event will take place Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 6PM at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. Brooklyn NY 11201. Tickets are available at at the festival site along with the full schedule of films and events for the 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (June 3-11.)
Michael Zam, BFA/MFA, author of the Black-Listed screenplay, Best Actress, has been developed into the hugely popular and highly-acclaimed 8-part miniseries, Feud, for FX in Spring 2017, starring Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis. He has also written scripts for DreamWorks, Plan B, and many others. Michael wrote the book for the Off-Broadway musical The Kid, based on Dan Savage's memoir, which won the Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and the Outer Critics Circle Award. The musical was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Awards, and GLAAD Media Awards. He teaches screenwriting, film, and television writing at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.
Dave Chan is the #AoBFF17 Guest Festival Director and the founder of Navy Yard Films, a Brooklyn-based independent film production company. An acclaimed screenwriter and producer, his short comedy script "Fly!" is in development as an animated feature that he will produce and direct and his Family Guy spec script has won or placed in almost 25 competitions. Dave also regularly consults for television and movies including the taut action film "Ambushed" starring Vinnie Jones and a TV pilot currently in development at Fox.
Founded in 2011, the Art of Brooklyn is the only international, independent festival in the world devoted exclusively to Brooklyn's vibrant independent film and media scene— a local scene with global influence. AoBFF has entertained an average of 2k guests per festival from four continents, had over a half dozen distribution deals made for its premieres—and an HBO series. AoBFF has partnered with IFC Films, New York Women in Film and Television, Prime Latino Media, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, NBC Universal, ESPN Films and more.
The 7th Annual AoBFF runs June 3-11 in venues across Brooklyn.
Tickets and schedule are available at http://theartofbrooklyn.org