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Brooklyn Film Festival Announces its 26th Edition: Human Times

150 film premieres will screen from June 2-11.

The Brooklyn Film Festival has announced its lineup for its 26th edition.

The theme this year will be Human Times, it will include 160 total film screenings and 150 will be premieres. BFF is New York’s longest-running international, competitive film festival. The festival received a total of 3,237 films entries from 97 countries for potential programming. 

"This year, BFF will focus on the power of questioning and the freedom of choosing. Join us in June to discuss," said BFF Executive Director, Marco Ursino. 

The festival will be staged from June 2-11, in-person at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint with additional screenings being held on June 5 and June 8 at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. All films will also be available online via the festival website.

BFF divides films into six categories: Feature Narrative, Documentary Feature, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Experimental and Animation.

BFF’s selection criteria, a 26-year-old set of rules, constitute the true festival’s trademark: participating films cannot be older than two years; films are selected from submissions only; all films in the festival participate in the award competition. Even the smallest film can win the top festival award: the Grand Chameleon.

After a three-year hiatus, BFF will be partnering with The Center for Fiction at their new facility in downtown Brooklyn, to once again hold the BFF Exchange on June 10th from 11:00am-5:00pm.

The BFFX will be offering panels of interest to filmmakers, their popular ‘Lunching with Lawyers’ program, and a pitch session for documentary projects. The day will culminate with a networking cocktail party.

BFF is also thrilled to announce that the 19th Annual KidsFilmFest will be staged in person at Windmill Studios on Saturday, June 10, at 11:00am. All films will also be available online for the entire 10-day festival. The program is rated "G" and consists of numerous animated shorts, documentaries and live-action films.

For more info about the festival, visit here. For more info about KidsFilmFest, visit here.


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