50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018

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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.

Guests can’t help but stay shooting at Brooklyn Film Festival 2017’s Filmmakers Party. Photograph by Yuko Torihara, courtesy of Brooklyn Film Festival

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  1. Indie Film Share

    March 7, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Agree, remember to have your gold professionally graded and you should ensure that you organise the correct level of insurance to cover your investment.

  2. Max Weinstein

    November 28, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Fixed, thanks for your feedback.

  3. Jon Deo

    April 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Really? No gay film festivals. Try again.

    • Filmmaker

      April 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

      “Iris Prize Film Festival’s namesake is indeed its calling card—IPFF continues to dole out the largest LGBT short film prize (£30,000) on the planet”

    • Caleb, Asst Editor

      June 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Jon,

      Thanks so much for your feedback. Keep an eye out for our upcoming “25 Coolest Film Fests” in our Summer issue (newsstands 7/24). Lots of LGBT Fest representation!

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