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Top 10 Films of 2016 – Selected by Team BFF

Kweighbaye Kotee

February 24th, 2017

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With all the hoopla surrounding Oscar season, The Bushwick Film Festival began thinking about the movies from 2016 that moved us, made us laugh, and inspired us to take action. To celebrate the diversity that 2016’s cinematic landscape brought with it, we asked 10 staff and volunteer members […]

10th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Count Down Begins!

Kweighbaye Kotee

January 14th, 2017

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2017 ushered in a quiet period of reflection and anticipation for The Bushwick Film Festival team. As we sifted through nearly a decade of pictures and videos in preparation for our 10th edition, we were reminded of and humbled by all the talented filmmakers, passionate […]

Review: DOCNYC, 2016 Edition

Kweighbaye Kotee

November 23rd, 2016

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The Bushwick Film Festival is a huge supporter of independent films and filmmakers! So last week, we got our industry badges and attended several panels, industry events and films at DOCNYC—the largest documentary film festival in America. While at the fest we also ran into […]

We Choose Freedom, Diversity, Human Rights, and Opportunity for All People

Kweighbaye Kotee

November 7th, 2016

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Dear Friends, As Election Day approaches, I wanted to take a moment to share some of my personal history and beliefs with you, the artists and supporters of the Bushwick Film Festival community. For those of you who don’t know my background: I was born […]

Review: 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

Kweighbaye Kotee

April 27th, 2016

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The Bushwick Film Festival loves independent film festivals! Especially those, like the Tribeca Film Festival, that take place in our very own city. #Tribeca2016 had its 15th edition last week, and we attended a number of panels, screenings and talks, which we shared with all […]

Submissions to the 9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival are now open!

Kweighbaye Kotee

March 9th, 2016

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Bushwick Film Festival – The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) announces its call for submission for the 9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival scheduled from September 29 to October 2, 2016 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Important Deadlines are as follows: Early Bird, April 15; Regular, June 15; Late, June […]

Watch: BK Live Indie Film Pains discussion

Kweighbaye Kotee

August 1st, 2014

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“Indie Film Pains” was the topic of discussion for the first Bushwick Film Festival’s Indie Film Talk at Brooklyn Independent Media yesterday.  We had the honor of speaking with filmmakers Takeshi Fukunaga (Out of My Hand), Kiandra Parks (Black Girl In Paris), Nicholas Santos (Worlds […]

Three film marketing lessons I learned from Dear White People

Kweighbaye Kotee

December 10th, 2013

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Written by Casey Johnson In a time when black cinema is slim to none, it is refreshing to see a group of up and coming black filmmakers making a name for themselves in the indie film scene. With the likes of Steve McQueen, Ryan Coogler, […]

Una Noche nominated for two Spirit Awards

Kweighbaye Kotee

December 5th, 2013

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Written by Kweighbaye & edited by Nivedita Sekar It’s no secret that I have been a Lucy Mulloy enthusiast since 2007 when the Bushwick Film Festival first opened its doors. Her first short film, This Morning, which was nominated for the Student Academy Award, made […]

Indie Film Review: Mother of George

Kweighbaye Kotee

November 1st, 2013

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Mother Of George, written by Darci Picoult and directed by Andrew Dosunmu, is a film as much about secrets and truth (or the distortion of them) as it is about the complicated and oftentimes public display of a woman’s childbearing challenges in many African cultures. […]

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