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17th Annual BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL Announces 2014 Edition: Formula

17th Annual BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL Announces 2014 Edition: Formula

Brooklyn Film Festival, the largest independent, competitive, international film festival in the borough, has closed submissions for its 17th annual edition themed Formula. BFF received over 2,000 films from over 100 countries, with 60% of the submissions being U.S. productions. The competitive event will run from May 30 through June 8 in Williamsburg at indieScreen

Interview: Peter Baxter (Co-Founder – Slamdance Film Festival)

Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn and Peter Baxter are the founding forefathers who, along with co-conspirator Paul Rachman, fought for truly independent filmmakers by giving them a voice in 1995 at the very first Slamdance Film Festival. Since then, the festival takes place every January in the breathtakingly stunning, snow-capped mountains of Park City,

SUPPORT ‘Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché’ – A Documentary on Cinema’s First Female Director

‘BE NATURAL‘ is a documentary searching for Alice Guy-Blaché, who at 23 was the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished. The year is 1895. A new technology called the “mechanical pencil” is patented, the first comic strip is printed in a newspaper, and photography is the talk of the town.

Interview: Destin Cretton (Writer/Director – ‘Short Term 12)

Writer/Director Destin Cretton’s sophomore feature ‘SHORT TERM 12‘ pulls off a tricky balance of imbuing its story with emotional weight while not coming across as cloying in the process. The situation is inherently affecting, but the filmmaker complicates it with characters worth rooting for already resulting in one of the years best word of mouth campaigns,

The Top 10 Films of 2012

1. Zero Dark Thirty Read Our Review – HERE – The 2012 reteaming of ‘The Hurt Locker’ director/writer duo of Katherine Bigelow and Mark Boal brings an unflinching, unapologetic look at the decade long international man hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.  Marked by the so-hot-you-can-feel-it cinematography of Greig Fraser (also appearing here by

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