LGBTQ Spotlight: Screening and panel next week at BRIC FLIX with leading voices for gay and transgender equality

LGBTQ Spotlight: Screening and panel next week at BRIC FLIX with leading voices for gay and transgender equality

Free and open to the public

BROOKLYN, NY May 20, 2016  – The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with BRIC FLIX to bring our audiences an exciting evening of LGBTQ films followed by a panel discussion featuring the leading voices for gay and transgender equality. The event is free, open to the public and will be held next week on Wednesday, May 25 @ 7pm at BRIC.

Panelists include Bushwick Film Festival Alumni Trae Harris (Newlyweeds, OITNB) and Billy Gerard Frank (Absence of Love), along with Jess X Chen (Poet), Jay Daniels (Reelworks, Student Filmmaker), Jeremy Hersh (Natives) and Daniel Armando (What it Was). The panel will be moderated by Tiq Milan who is a journalist, gay activist and a leading voice in transgender equality.

For a sneak peak on what our panel is about, watch the above video featuring Tiq Milan and Billy Gerard Frank which aired this week on BK Live! 

Registration is now open for our Spring Filmmakers Workshop Series! Next up isMicro-Budget Filmmaking with award winning writer/director Eric Trenkamp. This lecture provides an overview of the basics of production insurance, including an understanding of the terminology and processes to acquire liability insurance and errors and omissions insurance in NYC. The course explores best practices for preparing and arranging deliverables, which are the essential documentation and materials necessary to acquire distribution.

Eric Trenkamp’s films have been featured on IFC and Current TV, as well as in festivals in New York and Los Angeles, taking home numerous awards. Notable films include American Bomber. 

Independent Filmmakers across the world have until June 15 (Regular Deadline) tosubmit their films and web series at a really affordable rate. After June 15 Deadline, the festival accepts late submissions but the price increases by an additional $10. However, Bushwick Filmmakers and Students can submit until July 15th for the very low cost of $25.

This year, the 9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Festival is scheduled from September 29 to October 2, 2016. Last year’s winning feature film, Wallabout, won a $4000 production grant from BFF sponsor  MOFILM and was highlighted on Fox News Ailes Apprentice.

Important upcoming deadlines are as follows: Regular, June 15; Late, June 30; Bushwick Filmmakers/Students, July 15

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