Bushwick Film Festival Celebrated 11th Anniversary

Bushwick Film Festival Celebrated 11th Anniversary

The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) celebrated its 11th anniversary last month, with nearly 100 films, a dozen panels and events, and over 3,500 attendees! Follow this link to see Best of Photos. Five exceptional filmmakers were chosen by BFF's jury to accept awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Web Series/New Media. Winners, Runner-Ups and Programmer's Choice awards included:

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: Anissa 2002 | Fabienne Facco

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Victorious | Robert Mac

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM: The Shuttle | Lu Han

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: Oleg | Boris Krichevsky & Alexander A. Brodsky

BEST WEB SERIES/NEW MEDIA: Brooklynification | Keith Miller

RUNNER-UP NARRATIVE FEATURE: Are You Glad I'm Here | Noor Gharzeddine

RUNNER-UP DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: A Day With Martha | Josh Ethan Johnson

RUNNER-UP NARRATIVE SHORT: Babs | Celine Held & Logan George

RUNNER-UP DOCUMENTARY SHORT: The World's Greatest Storyteller | Horatio Baltz

RUNNER-UP WEB SERIES/NEW MEDIA: KYNNSTLAH | Sandra Bertalanffy & Joel Fendelman

PROGRAMMER'S CHOICE NARRATIVE FEATURE: Sange i Solen (Songs in the Sun) | Kristian Sejrbo Lidegaard


PROGRAMMER'S CHOICE DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Seaman and 207 | Sophia Tewa

PROGRAMMER'S CHOICE NARRATIVE SHORT: Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle (circa 1987) | Laura Moss

PROGRAMMER'S CHOICE NARRATIVE SHORT: The Shit! (An Opera) | Kevin Rios


PROGRAMMER'S CHOICE DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Coronados (Crowned) | Josefina Alen & Abril Lucini

PROGRAMMER'S CHOICE ANIMATION SHORT: ?? ? ? (Cat Days) | Jon Frickey

Surrounding this celebratory anniversary, BFF presented their 2nd annual Rising Star Award to BFF alum Stefon Bristol. The Rising Star Award was created to acknowledge Bushwick Film Festival alumni who have broken new ground in the film industry and are achieving notable levels of success. It's a testament to the recipient's hard work and to the festival's continued commitment to give incredibly talented filmmakers and creators a spotlight. In 2017, the festival screened Bristol's short film See You Yesterday and he is currently editing the feature length version, which is produced by Spike Lee.

BFF's jury included:

JURY: NARRATIVE FEATURES

Dana Gills, Lionsgate

Bilge Ebiri, Film Critic

Catherine Curtin, Actress

Rotimi Paul, Actor

Graham Fine, Film Sales Company

JURY: DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Kristen Fitzpatrick, Women Make Movies

Sola Fasehun, United Talent Agency

Mat Levy, Passion River

Daniel Cantagallo, Cargo Film & Releasing

JURY: SHORT FILMS & WEB SERIES/NEW MEDIA

Aijah Keith, Acquisitions Manager, IFC Films

Gabrielle Nadig, Beachside

Jeff Seelbach, Director, Non-Fiction Programming, Topic Studios

Elaine Del Valle, Producer, Writer, Actress

Sponsors for BFF 2018 included:

B&H Photo, Spectrum, 100 Bogart, McCarren Hotel & Pool, Brugal 1888, Liman Video Rental, No Muse No Art, Camber, Partida Tequila, Node Living, Canon, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn Crafted, Essentia, Brooklyn Oenology, Fine & Raw, Bushwick Daily, Mixmag, Radio Free Brooklyn, Syndicated, Lot 45, Chemistry Creative, LightSpace Studios, House of Yes, The Rookery, UpNorth

Keep an eye out for BFF 2019! For more information, please visit www.bushwickfilmfestival.com

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