Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn, New York / May 31-June 9, 2019 / brooklynfilmfestival.org / V, P
With almost all programming coming from in-competition submissions, the Brooklyn Film Festival pays close attention to first and second-time filmmakers. The festival provides feedback for all submissions and attracts a herd of distributors, with 31 turning out for the 2018 festival, including reps from Oscilloscope, PBS, and HBO. Award winners receive products, services, and cash, which totaled around $50,000 in 2018 ($4,000 in cash awards). Pitch sessions let filmmakers make their cases to industry pros. The festival reports, “Virtually every film that is shown at our festival sooner or later gets offered some sort of a deal.” In 2018 Bram Schouw’s Brothers received its U.S. premiere at the festival and earned Schouw the Best New Director honor.