The 7th Annual AoBFF (June 3–11, 2017) was one to remember. From entertaining 500 people in Sunset Park to our Launch Party in the beautiful atrium of the Library at Grand Army Plaza to our premieres, panel discussions and a special surprise visit from Neil deGrasse Tyson, #AoBFF17 was one wonderful event after another… with almost 2,000 guests in attendance. All in the service of Brooklyn independent film. We truly love every film we program, and each year our jury votes to recognize their favorites in each category. Congratulations to all our 2017 filmmakers… see you next year!

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Best Short:
​See You Yesterday — Directed by Stefon Bristol

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The 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival June 3–11, 2017

The Art of Brooklyn Film Fest — the only festival in the world exclusively devoted to work that emerges from the Brooklyn scene — is proud to announce Official Selections for its 7th Annual edition June 3–11, 2017.

The official hashtag is #AoBFF17


Certain Women Drama, 107m Directed by Kelly Reichardt Presented in partnership with IFC Films One of America’s foremost filmmakers, Brooklyn’s Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths…

Brooklyn-raised writer/producer Dave Chan joins the Art of Brooklyn to curate new films, series and screenplays for Brooklyn’s flagship independent film event. The 7th Annual AoBFF runs June 7–11, 2017, with submissions open until April 14.

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Dave Chan. Photo: Lily L. Lam

Award-winning writer/producer Dave Chan has been named Guest Festival Director for the 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (June 7–11, 2017.) Dave Chan is the founder of Navy Yard Films, a Brooklyn-based independent film production company. An acclaimed screenwriter and producer, his short comedy script “Fly!” is in development as an animated feature that he will produce and direct and his Family Guy…

Where to submit, ways to save money, and how to get seen

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Photo: The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Making an independent film is hard. Even the shortest of shorts relies on the talents and dedication of writers, directors, actors, sound designers, and editors. Long hours, low (and often no) budgets, blood, sweat, and probably more than a few tears.

Then, it’s finally done. For many filmmakers the next step is a festival run. Film festivals are a great way to network with peers, get your work seen, and make valuable industry contacts. But where to begin? Read on for tips from finding the right festival to

1. Make a Plan

There are literally thousands of film festivals out there. Some are big…

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