UPDATE: AoBFF has partnered with InkTip to award our 3 Screenplay Finalists with FREE listings so producers and reps can find them. More than 200 films have been made from scripts and writers that producers found through InkTip!
Submissions are now open for the 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (June 7-11, 2017.) AoBFF is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn film and media. We program films of all lengths and genres that have a connection to the BK scene through cast/crew, production, or location.
AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film distributors and media organizations, host world-class talkbacks, and create innovative programming for networking and skill building. And we screen in state-of-the-art theaters for enthusiastic audiences across Brooklyn. We believe that film festivals exist for filmmakers, not the other way around.
NEW FOR 2017: Our first Screenplay Competition for unproduced scripts. Every entry is read by a team of professional script readers, with the winner receiving a staged reading!
‘Pumping out groundbreaking content… AoBFF sets itself apart from the traditional Brooklyn film scene in so many ways.’ – Holly Thicknes, GIRLS ON FILM (London)
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: November 18. Learn more and enter at www.aobff.org
When you talk about Brooklyn's legendary Crazy Country Club, the phrase "you had to be there" definitely applies. Filmmaker Dena Greenbaum's father Steven worked at the club, and her 2012 documentary is a loving tribute to the long-gone Bay Ridge icon.
Warm Beer, Lousy Food is the untold story of America's first comedy club, and its founder (and self-proclaimed nut) Lou Burdo. The film includes rare footage of the club throughout its nearly 50-year history and testimonials from the founder, staff, and patrons, breathing life back into a storied institution that, despite having been shuttered long ago, continues to live on for the many people who were forever changed by this wonderful and crazy place.
When asked how she feels about her film streaming free on the only platform for Brooklyn-centric film and media, Dena says, "If I were to answer in the tone of the club I'd say 'WHO GIVES A SH*T!' But, on a more serious note, I'm very excited Warm Beer, Lousy Food is part of Brooklyn on Demand. It's important to share the story of Brooklyn's beloved Crazy Country Club with this audience. I hope it brings laughter and good memories back to Brooklynites who attended the club, and I hope it brings the club to life for younger generations that didn't get to have the firsthand experience."
Watch Warm Beer Lousy Food for free online and on Roku.
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Spinal Tap comes to Bushwick in the award-winning feature Hunter&Game, starring Nico Tortorella and Cameron Scoggins. Watch it free on Brooklyn On Demand!
Writer/Director Kevin Alexander doesn't like the word 'mockumentary' so he prefers to call his award-winning film about an up-and-coming Brooklyn electronic music duo a 'fictional documentary.' Hunter&Game is very funny, but it's not exactly a comedy. And the performances and original songs are so strong that you'll have to remind yourself you're watching a fictional account of a fake band. It's hard to describe... but luckily it's now streaming for free on Brooklyn On Demand online and on Roku, so you can see for yourself.
Presentation: The New Normal: Audience Outreach, Grassroots Marketing, and The Rise of the Community-Driven Film Distribution
Join Caitlin Boyle, founder of New York-based grassroots distribution firm, Film Sprout, in a presentation about how filmmakers can apply best practices in audience cultivation, grassroots outreach, and localized marketing.
Award-winning indie films Guest House, Milk & Honey and Universal Language now streaming worldwide on Brooklyn On Demand
Brooklyn On Demand, the only streaming platform exclusively dedicated to Brooklyn-centric films and media, has added more great indies to its ever-growing slate of Free and Premium Titles: Guest House, Milk & Honey and Universal Language.
For those of us who grew up in 70s Brooklyn, the New York City depicted in The Warriors wasn't that far-fetched. Sure, there weren't marauding gangs dressed as baseball players or mimes (as far as we know) but the 1979 cult classic didn't need to rely on movie magic to create the post-apocalyptic look of a lot of the Big Apple back then.
Fast-forward to 2015. Coney Island looks very different now, but the love for The Warriors has only gotten stronger. Rolling Stone joined most of the cast members that made up the gang, as they reunited on the Q Train on September 13th to take one last ride home together, where hundreds waited at a fan-organized event.
Can you dig it?
According to 'Parisian Mash-up Whiz' Antonio Maria Da Silva, his mind-bogglingly cool new video occurs in "a place where all fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic, this place is known as HELL'S CLUB, but this club is not safe."
Watch multiple screen versions of Tom Cruise, Al Pacino, Ewan McGregor, John Travolta, and so many more mix and mingle in a Superdisco bathed in red light. The Star Wars universe jockeys for dance floor space with the Terminator while Austin Powers looks on from the bar. Scarface meets Carlito as the Butabi brothers cut a rug.
And since Saturday Night Fever is heavily featured in this mashup masterpiece, we're claiming it all happened in Brooklyn... and you can't prove it didn't. Nobody can.