Bushwick Film Festival Announces Spring Filmmaker Workshop Series and 2016 Calendar

Bushwick Film Festival Announces Spring Filmmaker Workshop Series and 2016 Calendar

Registration now open for The Perfect Pitch

BROOKLYN, NY, April 6, 2016  – The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) is excited to announce registration is now open for its Spring Filmmakers Workshop Series! The series kicks off with The Perfect Pitch, taught by the award-winning screenwriter Jacob Krueger on Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm. With the Tribeca Film Festival Market opening next week and The Cannes Film Festival Market to follow, filmmakers and producers searching for the best way to sell their scripts or movies to the right agents and distributors should not hesitate to sign-up for this class. Available seats are limited.

Other classes offered in the workshop series include: Introduction to Screenwriting for Short Films, Storyboarding, Micro-Budget Filmmaking, and Independent Film Distribution. For a full list of workshops and their descriptions, please visit us online at www.bushwickfilmfestival.com.

In addition to our Spring Filmmakers Workshop Series, the BFF has an impressive 2016 program lineup, including an LGBTQ spotlight panel with BRICand two screenings hosted in partnership with Medgar Evers College during their Men of Medgar week. Medgar Evers College, a PBI (Predominantly Black Institution) with a rich history, is a pillar of education and arts in New York City. Men of Medgar is a week-long celebratory exploration of the minority male experience and presence on the Medgar Evers campus. The BFF is excited to participate in honoring such strong achievements.

2016 BFF Calendar of Events

  • April 12 – The Perfect Pitch (Workshop)
  • April 15 – Early Bird Submission Deadline
  • April 19 – Introduction to Screenwriting for Short Films (Workshop)
  • April 19 – Screening at Medgar Evers College
  • April 21 – Screening at Medgar Evers College
  • May 3 – Storyboarding (Workshop)
  • May 17 – Micro-Budget Filmmaking (Workshop)
  • May 25 – LGBTQ Spotlight with BRIC (Panel)
  • May 31 – Independent Film Distribution (Workshop)
  • June 4 – Outdoor Community Screening at Maria Hernandez Park
  • June 15 – Regular Submission Deadline
  • July 15 – Late Submission Deadline
  • Aug 1 – Accepted Films Notified
  • Aug 11– Films Announced at Filmmaker Welcoming Ceremony at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office
  • Aug 31 – Ticket Sales Begin & Final Program Announced
  • Sept 13 – How to Navigate a Film Festival (Panel)
  • Sept 28 – 9th Annual BFF Press Information Session
  • Sept 29 – Oct 2  9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival
  • Dec 14 –  BFF Holiday Party

Individuals and corporations/organizations who are interested in supporting the BFF can participate in sponsorship opportunities ranging from events, on-site branding, accommodations, travel, food & beverage, media, and much more. All sponsors are included in all BFF publicity immediately upon participation, including promotion on our online channels, print marketing materials, as well as pre-festival events and screenings. Please contactsponsorship@bushwickfilmfestival.com for additional details.

About the Bushwick Film Festival
Founded in 2007, The Bushwick Film Festival exhibits independent film and media in the heart of New York City’s new locus of eclectic creativity and contemporary culture: Bushwick. Our programming runs year round with classes, workshops, and content open to the community and distributed via digital and broadcast networks. Our competition, now in its ninth year, attracts industry leaders, submissions of international note and culminates in a four day festival of screenings and events.

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