Brooklyn Film Society

Brooklyn Film Society Brooklyn Film Society provides a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of film.

BFS is the organizer of the Brooklyn Film Festival

Mission: To provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. To promote, foster, stimulate, increase, and advance Brooklyn's public interest in film through the following means: - To organize, sponsor, and present forums, lectures, and discussions related to the creation of independent films; - To conduct classes and workshops for the development of new filmmakers and the public exhibition of new and existing works; - To partner with likeminded organizations to exhibit new and existing works; To support arts organizations with similar missions as a fiscal sponsor To hold an annual competitive film festival in Brooklyn.

Operating as usual

to filmmakers and film lovers...
12/19/2020

to filmmakers and film lovers...

Today, June 2, 2020, BFF pauses its social media activities/posting to be part of Blackout Tuesday. It’s a day of reflec...
06/02/2020

Today, June 2, 2020, BFF pauses its social media activities/posting to be part of Blackout Tuesday. It’s a day of reflection meant to give space to black voices and the Black Lives Matter movement – Our only posting today is the black box below.

Exe. Director: Marco Ursino & BFF Team

06/01/2020

So many films, so little time! To be precise: 149 films coming from 40 countries divided into 40 two-hour programs. All the programs are viewable around the clock until June 7. Our screenings are free of charge, but your donation, in any amount, is welcome and truly appreciated. While we remind you that BFF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, we invite you to make a donation to our cause.

23rd Brooklyn Film Festival will run from May 29 - June 7, 2020 | Early Bird Submission Deadline is November 30. If you ...
10/16/2019
Brooklyn Film Festival

23rd Brooklyn Film Festival will run from May 29 - June 7, 2020 | Early Bird Submission Deadline is November 30. If you have a project ready to go, click below.

Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF’s mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public in...

05/17/2019
BFF 2019 Trailer

BFF 2019 Trailer

22nd Brooklyn Film Festival - Short Trailer

Brooklyn Film Festival
04/24/2019
Brooklyn Film Festival

Brooklyn Film Festival

Spring Good News for BFF from Movie Maker Magazine.
Nice to share an important commitment check-point with so many great festivals. The 22nd BFF will run from May 31 - June 9.

12/08/2018

Next deadline for the Brooklyn Film Festival is February 19, 2019. Mark it on your calendar.

Friendly BFF reminder: take advantage of the early bird submission fee up until November 30.
10/08/2018
Brooklyn Film Festival

Friendly BFF reminder: take advantage of the early bird submission fee up until November 30.

Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF’s mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public in...

Brooklyn Film Society
05/30/2017

Brooklyn Film Society

Profile Pictures
05/09/2017

Profile Pictures

Brooklyn Film Society's cover photo
05/09/2017

Brooklyn Film Society's cover photo

Brooklyn Film Society
05/09/2017

Brooklyn Film Society

12/15/2014

Early deadline for the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival was met on November 29th. Next deadline February 14, 2015.

Playing at indieScreen Apr 5-10:Goldtrapp by Dir. Lisa GunningOur Vinyl Weighs a Ton by Dir. Jeff Broadwaywww.indiescree...
04/03/2014
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen Apr 5-10:
Goldtrapp by Dir. Lisa Gunning
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton by Dir. Jeff Broadway
www.indiescreen.us

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

Playing at indieScreen August 30-Sep 5:The Act of Killing by Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer The Harder They Come by Dir. Perry ...
08/30/2013
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen August 30-Sep 5:
The Act of Killing by Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer
The Harder They Come by Dir. Perry Henzell
www.indiescreen.com

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

Playing at indieScreen from Apr 19-25:Tunnel Vision | Music and film in a new way | Sat 20Gimme the Loot by Dir. Adam Le...
04/19/2013
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen from Apr 19-25:
Tunnel Vision | Music and film in a new way | Sat 20
Gimme the Loot by Dir. Adam Leon
Leviathan by Dirs: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel
Chasing Ice by Dir. Jeff Orlowski (Oscar Winner)
www.indiescreen.com

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

04/04/2013
http://bit.ly/11oAu8C

Brooklyn Film Festival 2013 – Announces Magnetic Edition
Press Release

Playing at indieScreen | Dec 5-13Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film FestivalSigur Rós – New York – Valtari film experim...
12/05/2012
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen | Dec 5-13
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival
Sigur Rós – New York – Valtari film experiment
Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters by Dir. Ben Shapiro
Holy Motors by Dir. Leos Carax
Chasing Ice by Dir. Dir. Jeff Orlowski
www.indiescreen.com

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

Playing at indieScreen | Dec 5-13Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film FestivalSigur Rós – New York – Valtari film experim...
12/05/2012
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen | Dec 5-13
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival
Sigur Rós – New York – Valtari film experiment
Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters by Dir. Ben Shapiro
Holy Motors by Dir. Leos Carax
Chasing Ice by Dir. Dir. Jeff Orlowski
www.indiescreen.com

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

Playing at indieScreen | Nov 20 - 29:Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters by Dir. Ben ShapiroHoly Motors by Dir. Leos Carax...
11/21/2012
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen | Nov 20 - 29:
Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters by Dir. Ben Shapiro
Holy Motors by Dir. Leos Carax
Chasing Ice by Dir. Jeff Orlowski
Wuthering Heights by Dir. Andrea Arnold
Big Boys Going Bananas by Dir. Fredrik Gertten

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

Playing at indieScreen | Nov 20 - 29:Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters by Dir. Ben ShapiroHoly Motors by Dir. Leos Carax...
11/21/2012
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen | Nov 20 - 29:
Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters by Dir. Ben Shapiro
Holy Motors by Dir. Leos Carax
Chasing Ice by Dir. Jeff Orlowski
Wuthering Heights by Dir. Andrea Arnold
Big Boys Going Bananas by Dir. Fredrik Gertten

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

Playing at indieScreen | Nov 20 - 29:Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters by Dir. Ben ShapiroHoly Motors by Dir. Leos Carax...
11/21/2012
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen | Nov 20 - 29:
Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters by Dir. Ben Shapiro
Holy Motors by Dir. Leos Carax
Chasing Ice by Dir. Jeff Orlowski
Wuthering Heights by Dir. Andrea Arnold
Big Boys Going Bananas by Dir. Fredrik Gertten

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

Playing at indieScreen Sep 14 - 20:The Story of Film: An Odyssey (Part 1 & 2) by Dir. Mark Cousins Side by Side by Dir. ...
09/14/2012
indieScreen

Playing at indieScreen Sep 14 - 20:
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (Part 1 & 2) by Dir. Mark Cousins
Side by Side by Dir. Christopher Kenneally
www.indiescreen.com

Cinema | Bar | Williamsburg

Address

180 S 4th St, Ste 2 S
Brooklyn, NY
11211

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(718) 388-4306

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Our Story

BFS is the organizer of the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), which is now getting ready for the 24th annual event. BFF is the most important event BFS organizes.

The next festival will run from June 4-13, 2021. By March 10, final submission deadline, BFF will start finalizing the program selection locking roughly 140-150 films. 40 film programs and a few special events will be presented in various exhibition formats including both virtual and outdoor screenings. Depending on the city of NY rules that will be in place in June, we may be able to show film programs indoor as well.

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF’s mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films; to draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema; to encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking; and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. BFF, inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

BFF is a festival for and by independent filmmakers. The organizers of BFF bring 24 years of festival experience to this annual event. BFF accepts submissions in six categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Experimental, and Animation. Submissions are open from July to March of the following year and the final selection of 140-150 films is announced in early May. The film festival takes place in June. Selected films in each category are eligible for several awards. In addition to our lineup of films, the festival also hosts multiple filmmaker parties and networking events (in person and/or online)

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