Last Call to Submit (Early) to the 9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival

Last Call to Submit (Early) to the 9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival

Regular Deadline: June 15, 2016
Late Deadline: July 15, 2016
Festival Dates: September 29 - October 2, 2016

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BROOKLYN, NY, JUNE 14, 2016 – Regular deadline to the 9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) closes tomorrow, June 15th. Filmmakers who want the unique opportunity to screen in front of a Brooklyn audience and join a growing indie film community, are encouraged to submit before midnight tomorrow. All submission information can be found on BFF’s website at

This year, the 9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival  is scheduled from September 29 to October 2. Films will be publicly announced in August at the annual filmmaker welcoming ceremony held at The Brooklyn Borough President’s office. BFF is emerging as one of the best festivals in NYC for independent filmmakers to showcase their work. Since its debut in 2007, the festival has become one of the most talked about events in Bushwick and is hailed as “one of the borough's strongest cinematic events,” by Tribeca Film. Last year’s winning short film, Come, The Light, won a $2,000 production grant and feature film, Wallabout, won a $4,000 production grant from BFF sponsor MOFILMWallabout was also highlighted on Fox News.

Filmmakers who submit their films to the festival can expect to compete for the attention of top industry professionals as well as the year’s top prizes, including but not limited to various production grants. In addition, with the culturally rich and vibrant community of Bushwick as its backdrop and a reputation of programming an exceptional slate of films, BFF’s audiences can expect an exciting and truly one-of-a-kind festival experience this fall.

“The films that we’ve received so far range from daring to entertaining, and capture the human spirit and experience in unique ways,” says festival founder and director, Kweighbaye Kotee. “We can’t wait to share these stories with Bushwick.”

BFF has received films from over 20 different countries but boasts that most films are from Brooklyn. International films hailed from Australia, Iran, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Bahamas, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand and Turkey to name a few.

As a long time supporter of independent voices, BFF is so grateful that independent filmmakers continue to see the festival as the definitive platform to share their stories. The festival looks forward to connecting selected filmmakers with its enthusiastic, forward-thinking audience. With the growing excitement mounting for the festival’s 9th edition, the festival programming team is working hard to make sure this year is another year to remember.

kweighbaye Kotee