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(Radio) Bushwick Film Festival a very special edition

RADIO FREE BROOKLYN

10/3/2015

In this very special edition of Bushwick Garage (usually hosted by Rob Prichard,) Radio Free Brooklyn co-founder Tom Tenney conducts live interviews with filmmakers from the 8th Annual Bushwick Film Festival, which opened on Thursday 10/1 and concludes on Sunday,[…]

Move over L.A.: Bushwick is the epicenter of the independent movie scene

THE BROOKLYN SPECTATOR

10/2/2015

Move over L.A.: Bushwick is the epicenter of the independent movie scene this weekend. The eighth annual Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) kicked off on Thursday night at LightSpace Studios with a red carpet reception and the screening of opening night film, “Wallabout.”[…]

Get To Know NYC’s Next Filmmaking Generation at The Bushwick Film Festival

TRIBECA FILM

10/1/2015

If you’re looking for Oscar hopefuls and prestige dramas, there’s no better option this weekend than the New York Film Festival, which is currently underway and star-packed. But films like Steve Jobs and Carol will open theatrically nationwide in mere weeks. Why not instead seek out smaller, […]

Dominican Film, “Sand Dollars” to Screen at Bushwick Film Festival

HUFFINGTON POST

09/23/2015

A friend of mine recently returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic and found herself en amores with a young man from her youth whom she had reconnected with. She told me it wasn’t serious, but they were chatting 24/7. She was shopping for clothes to send him and making plans to go back — next time for longer.[…]

9 Types of Love You’ll Encounter at the 2015 Bushwick Film Festival

BEDFORD BOWERY

09/15/2015

“It’s better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all” always struck me as a pretty shitty consolation. I guess it depends on who’s doing the losing part, right? Love looks a lot rosier from the side of the jilter than the jilt-ee. […]

Kweighbaye Kotee, Bushwick Film Festival, Woman Entrepreneur

GOTHAM GAL

09/14/2015

Someone from the Bushwick Film Festival sent an email to WeFestival about Kweighbaye. It was forwarded to me and I was intrigued. Starting a film festival is not easy work and I was curious about the festival. Truthfully starting anything is not easy work. I reached out to Kweighbaye to talk about her path.[…]

19 Young Brooklyn Filmmakers Toasted by BP Adams

THE GREEN POINT GAZETTE

08/19/2015

Filmmakers selected to showcase their work during the 8th iteration of the Bushwick Film Festival, this October, received a special welcoming ceremony courtesy of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Thursday night, at his offices in Downtown Brooklyn. Over the course of the evening, Adams spoke about the growth of arts in the borough[…]

Brooklyn Developer Gives 80k Grants to Local Artists

DNAinfo

08/25/2015

Bushwick artist Jins paints a wall on Troutman Street. A developer and local resident have teamed up to start a fund that will offer $80,000 in grants for qualifying local artists. Bushwick artist Jins paints a wall on Troutman Street. A developer and local resident have teamed up to start a fund that will offer $80,000 in grants for qualifying local artists. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Serena Dai[…]

Bushwick Film Festival Previewed at Borough Hall

TIMES NEWSWEEKLY

08/27/2015

Lights, camera, action—for Brooklyn. Filmmakers hit a different sort of set at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday, Aug. 13, as part of a welcoming cocktail reception ahead of the 2015 Bushwick Film Festival. The festival’s reception led into two panels that debated how to prevent developers from forcing filmmakers out of the borough, as well as the economic benefits local film festivals provide.[…]

The Bushwick Film Festival’s Kweighbaye Kotee Talks About Horror Films, Paris & Following your Dreams in Brooklyn.

BROOKLYN MAGAZINE

06/22/2015

Kweighbaye Kotee has a life that could rightly be described as cinematic: Born in Monrovia, Liberia, and only a child when members of her father’s ethnic group began to be persecuted by the government, Kotee’s family was granted political asylum by the United States and quickly uprooted to New Jersey shortly before the First Liberian Civil War broke out.[…]

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