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**BFF Alumni, productions shot in Bushwick, and filmmakers who are residents of Bushwick are eligible for a discount. For more information please send us an email. Now in its 14th year, the Bushwick Film Festival has become an industry staple for new talent and a premiere voice for independent cinema in Brooklyn. We have showcased local and international filmmakers from more than 60 countries, providing a platform for diverse stories. Located in Bushwick, the bustling center of Brooklyn’s artistic and cultural community, the festival offers five days full of screenings, panels, parties, and networking opportunities. We encourage our filmmakers, industry professionals, and audiences to engage, share, and collaborate in an eclectic and open-minded atmosphere to form new alliances, expand horizons, and share our common passion for independent film. After 14 years full of fantastic screenings, people, and moments, we are as driven as ever to continue our quest to share amazing stories with an ever-growing audience and we hope you will join us! Please watch this video for a brief history of BFF presented by the festival founder Kweighbaye Kotee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PotHEje5aZ4 Also below are few press quotes: “BFF gives, directors, cinematographers, and actors from around the world a platform to shine On" – PopSugar “The Bushwick Film Festival shines a light on indie filmmakers and diversity in the film industry.”– NBC “This is the moment that Brooklyn film buffs have been waiting for.” – News 12 "The Bushwick Film Festival is [...] working to shine a light on indie filmmakers and diversity in the film industry." - NBC / Positively Black “An opportunity to see amazing films that you won’t find in regular U.S. cinemas. They are true gems!” - Indiewire “A cultural institution in the Bushwick Art Scene.” - Times-News Weekly “Get to know NYC’s next filmmaking generation at the Bushwick Film Festival.” - Tribeca Film “In one of the premier arts communities of Brooklyn, the Bushwick Film Festival provides a unique opportunity to explore diverse New York voices alongside those from abroad, to both celebrate the beauty, the absurdity, and even the difficulty of life while pushing to increase our awareness and inclusion of worldviews outside our own.” -Bklyner “No one does it better here in the borough of Brooklyn.” - Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President


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