Thursday, May 16, 2013

Brooklyn Film Festival Schedule is up and tickets are on sale

Here's the Press release-


Festival to Hold a Variety of Special Events Including 9th annual kidsfilmfeston June 1 and BFF Exchange & Brooklyn Meets Spainon June 8

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 – Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), which announced its film line-up last week for its 2013 festival themed MAGNETIC, has made available its film schedule online. The competitive event will run from May 31 through June 9 in Williamsburg at indieScreen (289 Kent Avenue) and for the first time at Windmill Studios NYC (287 Kent Avenue). Tickets can be purchased online at , and the schedule is online at:

BFF is extremely proud to announce two returning special events at the 2013 festival: BFF Exchange and the 9th annual kidsfilmfest, as well as one new special event, Brooklyn Meets Spain, a partnership with Mecal, International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona. With these events, BFF continues to expand its demographic outreach and further its commitment to bring to Brooklyn the best films the world has to offer.
On Saturday, June 1 from 1:00pm till 3:00pm at indieScreen, BFF will present the 9th annual kidsfilmfest, which aims to discover, expose and promote children's filmmakers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn. The film program is tailored for children of all ages (films are rated "G"), and consists of numerous short animation, live-action and documentary films from Australia, Canada, India, United Kingdom and the United States. There will be a Q&A with the directors and actors as well as an interactive workshop following the screenings. Tickets are $12 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. For the full kidsfilmfest line-up, visit

On June 8, the Festival will continue its BFF Exchange project, launched last year, free and open to the public, from 10:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., followed by a happy hour, staged at indieScreen. BFF Exchange is aimed at giving filmmakers access to the wealth of industry expertise that the city offers. BFF Exchange will feature a pitch session for local documentary filmmakers featuring reps from POV, Sundance and more, a BFF alumni distribution panel, a Short Film Distribution discussion led by Roberto Barrueco of Mecal, and a Microcinema in Brooklyn panel, featuring reRun, UnionDocs, indieScreen and Nitehawk. The Exchange will also feature a presentation by Kickstarter on how to use their platform to fund your film. For the BFF Exchange schedule, visit

Also on June 8, as an immediate follow up to BFF Exchange at indieScreen and Windmill Studios NYC starting at 5:00 p.m, BFF is proud to partner with Mecal, International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, on Brooklyn Meets Spain, including two programs: the feature-length documentary 30 Años de Oscuridad directed by Manuel H. Martín, and a collection of animated shorts. A party with a special guest DJ Turmix from Spain will follow at indieScreen. The screenings and the party are sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain. To learn more about Mecal, visit: For the full film line-up of Brooklyn Meets Spain, visit:

About Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF):

The organizers of the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), have been staging international, competitive film events since 1998. BFF’s mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films, to draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema, to encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. BFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization.

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