Brooklyn Film Festival Short Film Line-up Announced

This year will see the 17th edition of the annual Brooklyn Film Festival running from 30 May to 8 June in New York. This year’s festival received 2,000 submissions for the short film category and has announced the 2014 line up with 107 film premieres spanning 34 countries including: Poland, Germany. Brazil, Russia Belgium and the UK.

This festival strives to show the boldest and bravest in indie filmmaking with this year’s theme being – Formula. This year will also see the first year that the 2014 Brooklyn Film Festival has presented awards in documentary alongside the categories of narrative shorts, animation and experimental.

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival which looks to supply a platform for the people of Brooklyn and to champion independent filmmaking. It also seeks to highlight Brooklyn as a centre for cinema and “to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure”

The winners at the BFF will receive prizes totalling over $50,000 in film services and products, which include a seven-day theatrical release at indieScreen. The theme for this year addresses the issue of formula within the film industry. It asks: Is there a winning formula to communicate with the audience and ultimately create a successful independent film? And do formulas apply exclusively to big budget filmmaking or are there formulas for independent filmmakers?

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1. Still from I Believe in Unicorns. Director: Leah Meyerhoff. Courtesy of Brooklyn Film Festival