Bad Film Fest Announces 4th Year of Big, Bad Films

Bad Film Fest, created by Shawn Wickens and Starr Kendall, welcomes aspiring filmmakers to share their work in a no-judgment environment. Their goal is to entertain the audience, and to lobby for the misfits, castoffs, and underdogs of film and theater.

The festival takes place at Cloud City, 85 N 1st St (between Berry and Wythe Avenues), Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 28-30 plus Sunday, May 1st (just added). Different films will be screened each night. Tickets are $8 and available at or

In the words of co-founder Starr Kendall, "Bad can mean a lot of things...bad can mean something that not everybody is going to get. But maybe it's just ultra-low budget that's still fun - just poorly made. What you might think is bad might be amazing to someone else."

"We're in the midst of a tense election year," adds Shawn Wickens. "It really feels like there is an ever-growing list of problems for New Yorkers, Americans, people around the world to fear and stress over. Hopefully we can provide some small moments of escape."

Highlights include films about psychotic Pinocchios, anthropomorphic unicorns, MAN-EATING plastic bags... plus kittens! Screened films are from NYC, around the United States and also Spain, France, Japan, Netherlands, Canada, India, Ireland and Russia.

The driving force behind the Bad Film Fest is to inspire young artists who want to make films, but are worried what others will think. Using the word "bad" is just a clever and satirical way of releasing the pressure; it is OK if you make an imperfect film. Beginners and veterans alike to experiment with their ideas without discrimination.

Created in 2012, Bad Theater Fest and Bad Film Fest are committed to creating unique performance opportunities for artists in New York City and beyond. After the conclusion of the 4th annual Bad Film Fest, the organization will teach a 5 week collaborative Documentary Filmmaking Workshop. Participants will create, crew and film a feature-length documentary. Full class description is available at

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