Festival Review - Berlinale 2018
The Bushwick Film Festival loves when independent films and filmmakers are put into the spotlight, and few festivals shine it brighter than the Berlinale. The festival offers an intriguing mix of Hollywood glamour, international powerhouses and up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as one of the largest film markets in the world. But what really sets the festival apart, is its accessibility and public acceptance, with audiences lining up venue after venue and independent films drawing crowds of up to 1,000 people. At ten in the morning, mind you. Another aspect filmmakers and audiences can appreciate alike, is the high standard of presentation. While some festivals may seem to think louder is better or simply lack the infrastructure (yes, Bushwick needs a proper movie theatre!), the Berlinale excels with high-end hardware, crisp sound and amazing venues like the Friedrichstadt Palast, Kino International and many more. As Steven Soderbergh pointed out before his world premiere of Unsane at the Berlinale Palast: “This movie may never look as good again as here.” He may be right. Read our take on a few more films we caught, follow the Bushwick Film Festival on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and don’t forget to submit your film!