155 Films, 44 World Premieres
Screenings at Windmill Studios, Wythe Hotel, The Center for Fiction, and online from June 2-11
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, May 11, 2023 – Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) announces the film lineup for its 26th edition, themed Human Times. The 2023 edition will feature 44 World Premieres, 21 US bows, 26 east coast debuts, and 36 first-time screenings in NY. In total, BFF will show in competition 155 features and shorts from over 30 countries. The full lineup includes 13 narrative features and 11 documentary features, highlighted in this release. The festival will also present 45 narrative shorts, 21 documentary shorts, 28 animations, and 27 experimental films. Furthermore,10 films will play as part of one of the most successful BFF programs, now in its 19th year, kidsfilmfest.
On June 2nd, BFF will open the festival with a world premiere screening at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint Brooklyn, of the powerful and nuanced drama-thriller, Forgive Me Father, written and directed by James Biberi. Inspired by true events, this is his feature film directing debut, and the cast includes a number of well-known, New York actors, including Aida Turturro.
Over the course of the 10-day festival, BFF will present 40 two-hour film programs, 34 of which will be shown at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint, and six at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The online lineup (all the films selected) will be available 24/7 from June 3-10. Tickets for theater screenings can be purchased in advance, online. All purchased online tickets and passes for BFF theater programs are will call and can be picked up at Windmill Studios or at Wythe Hotel Cinema, once the festival begins. For more details, please visit BFF’s website.
Along with the film screenings, BFF will offer additional events- both on social media and on the festival website-such as pre-recorded filmmaker introductions and Q&A sessions. The video server will once again be hosted by Cinesend. Through the resources of our sponsors, BFF will assign to the winning filmmakers $50,000 in total prizes (cash, products, and services). BFF’s list of sponsors for 2023 includes: WNET’s All Arts, Brooklyn Film Society, Windmill Studios, Cinelease, Herc, Quebec Government, PRG, Xeno Lights, AbelCine, Be Electric, MPE, Big Screen Plaza, Media Services, Wythe Hotel, Moxy Hotel, Yelp, Lentini Communications, The Pod, Papapietro Perry, Blue Table Post and Noble Jewelry.
For further information on all the films, passes, and tickets, please visit BFF’s website.