If it’s not connected to Brooklyn, the festival won’t show it. That’s what sets the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival apart from all other indie film events (not to mention it’ll host screenings in Bay Ridge for the third consecutive year). The L Magazine called it “A film festival for, by and about Brooklyn,” and A.R.T.S.Y Magazine named it the #1 US film fest of 2013.
The Sixth Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (June 8-12, 2016) is now accepting submissions for new films in all genres. To be eligible, they must be connected to Kings County through cast, crew, location and/or production.
“We started AoBFF in 2011 because Brooklyn needed a film festival that was actually about the borough, in all its diversity. To us, all Brooklyn voices and communities are valid and should feel included in the scene,” said cofounder Anthony DeVito. A professional actor and comedian, DeVito was born and raised in Bergen Beach and has lived in Bay Ridge for 20 years. “A big part of our mission is to screen in areas that don’t usually see events like this, which is why Bay Ridge was a perfect choice. Audiences have been great and are always very enthusiastic about us. Plus, I can walk to the theater.” (The Mary White Ovington School, on Ovington and Fourth, will once again host the festival’s “11209 night.”)
All the details on how to enter a film are on the AoBFF site.