THE RADICAL FILM FAIR Comes To Brooklyn September 15
The Radical Film Fair, a new, free film fair organized by Kickstarter and The Eyeslicer, will come to Kickstarter's Brooklyn headquarters on Sunday, September 15 from 1-5PM.
Akin to the spirit of a comic or record fair, The Radical Film Fair will be a place for independent filmmakers, distributors, publishers, zine-makers, and indie theaters to come together, meet fans, and sell their work. Vendors such as Oscilloscope Laboratories, Meow Wolf, Nitehawk Cinema, Kino Lorber, Grasshopper Film, and many others will be selling merch and communing with fellow film fans. Several additional organizations will be participating in a pop up Film Clinic, an on-site station where organizations and nonprofits such as Creative Capital, POV, DCTV among many others will be offering free advice and mentorship to Radical Film Fair attendees.
Indie filmmakers will present short lightning round talks throughout the day, including Penny Lane (Our Nixon and Nuts!) and Rashaad Ernesto Green (Premature and Gun Hill Road). The Eyeslicer's Season Two will be playing in the theater and there will also be an immersive video installation of each episode in several different rooms.
For the exhibitor list, updates, and to register for a free ticket, please go here.
"Ideally this experiment will serve as a repeatable proof of concept for a new way to sustain, celebrate, and support truly independent filmmaking as a community," said Kickstarter Director of Documentary Film Liz Cook Mowe.
"We're fortunate to have first-hand experience meeting hundreds of independent filmmakers and film lovers through our work at Kickstarter. It's time to put that network to good use and connect them!" said Kickstarter Director of Narrative Film Elise McCave.
Radical Film Fair
Sunday, September 15, 2019
58 Kent Street, Brooklyn NY 11222
Kickstarter Film helps filmmakers and creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. The category is one of the most successful on the platform; since 2009, over 70,000 film and video projects have been launched and over $381 million has been successfully raised. For the last 9 years, films supported by Kickstarter have been nominated for or won Academy Awards, including Period. End of Sentence (2019), Loving Vincent (2018), Anomalisa (2016), and Inocente (2013). Kickstarter Film is led by Liz Cook Mowe, Director of Documentary Film, and Elise McCave, Director of Narrative Film.
The Eyeslicer is a secret TV show blending the boldest new American filmmaking into mind-expanding, mixtape-style episodes. The series has screened in hundreds of venues around the world from MoMA to Rotterdam to Kansas City's oldest porn theater, and has collaborated with filmmakers like Ari Aster, David Lowery, Jennifer Reeder, Amy Seimetz, Shaka King and many more in its quest to build a radical film culture on the fringes of America's late-capitalist hellscape.