Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn, New York / June 1-10, 2018 / brooklynfilmfestival.org / V, P
Awards season accolades (an Oscar nom for “Watu Wote: All Of Us”) and a North American distribution deal (closed by Cinema Slate for the rights to Lupe Under the Sun) are just some of the fates that have met rising independents who had their regional or U.S. premieres at Brooklyn Film Festival in 2017. “We focus our energy on first and second-time filmmakers. We like to discover talent that is still all ‘potential,’ in places where just a few festivals can reach,” says Executive Director Marco Ursino. An increasingly popular documentary film pitch session, a “Best Brooklyn Project” awards category, waived submission fees for alumni, and more give both local and international moviemakers reason to be borough-bound.