The 12th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival marked our return to a full slate of in-person screenings — and what a slate it was! Over 70 new films from Brooklyn and around the world, screening in venues across the borough (including opening night in Cobble Hill Cinemas.) Special events like our legendary Launch Party, filmmaker workshops, and
our first-ever live music/film event (featuring an original score for the 90th anniversary of Jean Cocteau's landmark silent film The Blood Of A Poet) marked just some of our 2022 highlights.
Enthusiastic audiences and filmmakers were thrilled to meet each other face to face again, and we loved the supportive energy each event generated. To increase the accessibility of our 2022 selections, we used our state-of-the-art virtual platform to screen encores of all our films that streamed across the globe.
We want to thank all our filmmakers, volunteers, partners, and guests for making our 12th edition extra special. See you next year!
The Winners of the 2022 AoBFF
BREAKFAST AT THE BODEGA
Directed by Marina Barham
Directed by Cat Tassini
Mike Enright for NIGHT AT DOWNTOWN BEIRUT
Outstanding Musical Score:
Hope For Agoldensummer for FISH STORY
Outstanding Ensemble Performance:
Nicolas Calero, Shah Motia, Adrienne Lauren in THE GAME
Outstanding Performance in a Narrative Short:
Katie Vincent in HOMEBOUND
Outstanding Performance in a Narrative Feature:
West Liang in SILENT RIVER
CHILLY & MILLY Directed by Will Caballero
The Dark Side Award:
DARK TALES FROM CHANNEL X
Directed by Manny Serrano and Lindsay Serrano
The Vanguard Award:
BEATINGS OF THE DEVIL
Directed by Bradly Dever Treadaway
Directed by Leah Shore
Directed by Ana Moioli and Ryan Cairns
Outstanding Short Documentary:
JUST A BROADWAY BABY: MARY ELLEN ASHLEY
Directed by Patrick A Riviere
Outstanding Feature Documentary:
MORE THAN ACADEMICS
Directed by Elizabeth Mealey and Dejinay Reed
Outstanding Director of a Narrative Short:
Shannon Morrall for BRIDGE
Outstanding Director of a Narrative Feature:
Nick Thompson for SKAGIT
Outstanding Narrative Short:
I’M FINE Directed by Justin Ho
Outstanding Narrative Feature:
SILENT RIVER Directed by Chris Chan Lee
PICK written by Bernhard Riedhammer
SHAMROCKS Directed by Greg Lofrano
The 12th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival returns June 1-12, with a full schedule of over 70 new films at in-person screenings across the Borough... and with virtual premieres and encore screenings that can be watched anywhere!
We are especially excited to come back to Bay Ridge. We've been proud to have a festival night at the Mary White Ovington school since 2014. We had to go online f0r '20 and '21, but 2022 is live and in person!
AoBFF co-founder Anthony DeVito says "I'm so happy we're back at Mary White Ovington this year. Not just because I only live 4 blocks away, but because audiences in 11209 are great, and they come out to support young filmmakers. It's always a really fun night."
We've scheduled a block of new, short documentaries at 7PM and a comedy block at 9PM. Each block includes a Q&A session with the filmmakers, and of course photos in front of our festival backdrop.
And we have created a special discount code: Use inperson22 at checkout for 25% off all tickets!
Full schedule, film guide, tickets and passes HERE
Friday June 10 - 7PM