Festival Information Session
WED 10/1 // 6:00pm-8:00pm
New to the festival? The Festival Press Information session will give an overview of the 2014 Bushwick Film Festival. Guests are invited to ask the director of the festival and staff questions concerning the process of selecting the official program, practical information about the festival weekend, films, panels & workshops.
Badge holders will also be able to pick up their badges at this session.
Red Carpet Opening
B.F.E // Shaun Telford // U.S.A // RT 98 min
Thursday 10/2 // Doors open 6:30pm / Film @ 7:45pm
Q&A With Director Shaun Telford after screening
Boredom and bad decisions are a part of life in far-off places like BFE. Young and old struggle to live free or die trying. Including Grampa (Wally Dalton) who has a terminal illness but won’t go down without a fight. His grandson Ian (Ian Lerch), on the other hand, tries to teach the old man how to live, while at the same time, catch the eye of the troubled and angelic Ellie (Kelsey Packwood), whose feelings for Ian may be more than mutual. The problem is, Ellie’s popular boyfriend Zack (Alek Greenleaf), who like everyone in this small, isolated town on the edge of nowhere doesn’t want to be the last virgin.
Opening Night Party Sponsored by Hotel BPM
Thursday 10/2 // 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM @ Lot 45
Free for film festival ticket goers /// $5 for all other guests — MUST RSVP FOR ENTRY
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Filmmaker/Industry Happy Hour Sponsored by Montana’s Trail House
Friday 10/2 // 4:00pm – 6:00pm
This event is by invitation Only.
2 Hour Beer & Wine Open Bar
We take pride in our ingredients being locally grown and ethically raised. We have the utmost respect for the farmers we support, and it just makes sense.
Meet the Tribeca Film Institute
Friday 10/3 // Doors Open 6:30pm // Panel starts @ 7:30PM
Find out more about how you can use TFI’s programs and funding opportunities to share your stories with wider audiences. Representatives from TFI Interactive, Scripted, and Documentary Programming will give an overview of the programs that they offer. An audience Q&A will follow.
LOS ÁNGELES // Damian John Harper // Germany // RT 97 min
Friday 10/3 // Doors Open 8:30pm // Film starts @ 9:00PM
Mateo, 17, and his family prepare for him to leave their small Mexican village for Los Ángeles, like so many before him. In addition to the family savings, he needs the local gang‘s support to ensure a safe passage and ‚help on the other side. At first, Mateo is willing to do anything to join the gang, that is, until the leader demands that he kills a rival gang member. Mateo refuses to carry out the murder and the gang leader seeks bitter revenge.
FRI 10/3 // 10:30pm – 2:00am
NYU Polytechnic School Of Engineering presents: New Media Interactive DAY
SAT // 10/4 11:00AM – 4PM // LIGHT SPACE STUDIOS
11:30AM: Doors open
12:00PM: 5×10 Talks w/ Q&A
1:30PM: Webseries Screening followed by Director Q&A
3:00PM: Screening of The Film WEB
WEB // Michael Kleiman // USA // RT 83min // Feature Documentary <<WATCH TRAILER >>
Conscious Filmmaking: Creators and Supporters of Stories That Change Us
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 12:30pm // Panel Starts @ 1:00pm
The Bushwick Film Festival believes in the power of conscious filmmaking. We love stories that transform the way we think, challenge the status quo, raise awareness to social issues and have an enlightened purpose. This year, we’re presenting a special panel centered around the personal, social, and global benefits of using filmmaking as a tool to positively impact our communities through thought provoking and humanitarian efforts.
Epic Stone Productions & Filmmakers Without Borders
CROWDFUNDING TO BUILD INDEPENDENCE: Seed&Spark and Tugg
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 12:30pm // Workshope Starts @ 1:00pm
CROWDFUNDING TO BUILD INDEPENDENCE
The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career — and provide the groundwork for theatrical distribution that you control.
Seed&Spark and Tugg are combining forces to invest in the future of independent film by offering a comprehensive Crowdfunding to Build Independence seminar. This class for film-related projects will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience.
NARRATIVE SHORT FILM PROGRAM
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 1:30pm // Program Starts @ 2:00pm
List of Films:
Fly on Out // Robert Kolodny // USA // RT 6min
Le Village // Marcel Simoneau // Canada // RT 22min
A Good Fish // Nicholas Santos // USA // RT 9min
Ronald Gottlieb // Engin Karabagli // Turkey // RT 8min
New Years // Tighe Kellner // USA // RT 4min
Mat Goc // Duc Duong // Czech Republic/Vietnam // RT 19min
Take a Deep Breath // Java Jacobs // France // RT 11min
The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacy Danger // Michael Litwak // USA // RT 10min
Q&A with directors to follow
WEB // Michael Kleiman // USA // RT 83min
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 2:30pm // Film starts @ 3:15 ** This screening is free for New Media Interactive Ticket holders
Director Michael Kleiman follows Peruvian families living in remote regions as their children experience the One Laptop per Child program, gaining access to the Internet for the first time. WEB considers both the benefits and complications that arise from digital connections. Alongside the poignant and sometimes humorous local stories, Kleiman interviews leading thinkers on the Internet including author Clay Shirky, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and One Laptop founder Nicholas Negroponte for an insightful look at our times.
Hand Painted Filmmaking presented by Millennium Film Workshop
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 3:30pm // Workshop Starts @ 4:00pm
Hand painting and other hand manipulation of film material dates back to the origins of cinema. Studios such as Pathé, and cine-artists such as Georges Méliès, Man Ray, Len Lye, Harry Smith, and Stan Brakhage experimented with all manner of scratching, gluing, cutting, drawing, bleaching, stenciling -and painting. The advent of high quality digital production in the 21st century has ironically brought renewed interest in the simple, but aesthetically sophisticated, pleasures of “hand crafted” cinema. Participants in this hands-on workshop, led by hand paint filmmaker Jordan Stone, will explore all of them. Necessary materials and tools are included.
DAVID & ME // Ray Klonsky & Marc Lamy // CANADA -USA // RT 69min
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 5:30pm // Film Starts @ 6:00pm
When troubled teen Ray Klonsky began writing letters to prison inmate David McCallum, both of their lives changed forever. Hundreds of letters later, Ray graduated from university determined to set his wrongly convicted friend free.
Where Can I See My Film: Understanding Distribution Channels and Methods
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 5:30pm // Panel Starts @ 6:00pm
To continue our mission to give independent filmmakers the necessary tools in order to have successful careers, our panel, Where Can I See My Film: Understanding Distribution Channels and Methods, is centered around the various channels that are available to content creators. We’ll explore how these channels help to build an audience and learn about the legalities that comes along with distribution.
The Hip-Hop Fellow// Kenneth Price // USA // RT 79min
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 8:00pm// Film Starts at 8:30pm
The Hip-Hop Fellow is a 78-minute documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into academic curriculum and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.
SAMUELS GAME // Jared Outten // USA // RT 78min // Feature Horror
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 8:30pm // Film Starts 9:00pm
A young artist moves into an old apartment building in Brooklyn only to realize his bedroom is haunted by a woman murdered there in the 1940′s.
Midnight Happy Hour @ Radio Bushwick
SAT 10/4 // 11:00pm – 2:00am
Come and have a late night drink with us after the screening of the horror film, Samuel’s Game!
Women in Film and TV Panel & Reception
SUN 10/5 // Doors Open 11:30am // Panel Starts @ 12:00pm
The Bushwick Film Festival was founded by a group of female entrepreneurs that were excited about the film and entertainment industry. Each year we present this panel to allow people to hear from women in a position to offer their insight and advice. This panel presents a unique forum for filmmakers and media professionals to ask questions about the current landscape for women in the entertainment field and to learn more about the women in the types of positions they one day hope to hold.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
SUN 10/5 // Doors Open 1:30pm // Program Starts @ 2:00pm
Films: Total Running Time
Welcome Home, Fayetteville Observer // Amanda Berg // USA // RT 13min
The Green Serpent // Benny Jaberg // Russia // RT 20min
A Life with Asperger’s // Jaime Ekkens // USA // RT 4min
Graceland // Christian Hödl // Germany // RT 11min
Rainy Season // Joan Widdifield // USA // RT 21min
Toñita’s // Beyza Boyacioglu & Sebastian Diaz // USA// RT 21min
SHIELD & SPEAR // Petter Ringbom // SOUTH AFRICA // RT 89M // Feature Documentary
SUN // 10/5 // Doors Open 2:30PM // Film starts 3:00pm
In the changing political climate of South Africa a revolution is taking place as artists, musicians and designers tackle issues of politics, race and history. This newest film by director Petter Ringbom follows some of the most recognized artists in South Africa today, exploring what it means to live and work in the new democracy. Artist Brett Murray’s painted caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma results in a lawsuit and death threats. Photographer and activist Zanele Muholi’s work exposes hate crimes in the LGBT community. The Smarteez design collective creates international styles while running a free after-school program for kids. Musician Xander Ferreira of Gazelle parades on stage as a character based on an archetypal African dictator. Shield and Spear presents intimate stories about the artists, art, music, identity, race and freedom of expression in South Africa 20 years into democracy.
Cinema Talk Series
SUN 10/5 // Doors Open 4:30pm // Talks Start @ 5:00pm
This TED-talk like series gives audiences a chance to gain more insight on interesting topics such as art cinema, film noir and sound. Each presentation will be 30 minutes and a 15 minute Q & A will follow.
TU SERAS UN HOMME (You’ll Be a Man) // Benoit Cohen // FRANCE // RT 86 // Feature Drama
SUN 10/5 // Doors Open 5pm // Film starts 5:30pm // Director Q&A Following Screening
Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other face up to their responsibilities. But not everyone approves, and Leo’s father tries to break up the friendship. Theo reacts by whisking Leo away to the seaside where he nearly loses control of situations.
Bushwick Film Festival 2014 Awards Night
SUN 10/5 // Doors Open 8:30pm // Ceremony Starts @ 9:00pm
Please join us as we announce our jury’s selections for the 2014 Bushwick Film Festival Best Feature Narrative, Best Documentary Narrative, Best Short Narrative, Best Short Documentary & Best Webseries Awards.
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