Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
The 2014 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the biggest yet. Featuring 63 films, 20+ World Premieres and 6 screening locations throughout the borough, AoBFF is the only independent, international festival that covers all of Brooklyn and “an indie gem that showcases the best of the Borough.” – INDUSTRY Magazine.
From May 7-11 AoBFF screens at the legendary Brooklyn Heights Cinema (70 Henry St. BK, NY 11201) and St. Francis College’s Founders Hall and Maroney Theaters (180 Remsen St. BK, NY 11201) in Brooklyn Heights; brooklynOne Productions (St. John's Parish Hall 461 99th Street BK NY 11209) and the Mary White Ovington School (7002 4th Ave. BK NY 11209) in Bay Ridge; and Danny (brother of Russell) Simmons’ Corridor Gallery (334 Grand Ave, BK, NY 11238) in Clinton Hill.
Highlights for 2014 include:
2014 is a year of firsts for AoBFF:
For the first time AoBFF will host a midnight screening featuring future cult classics PAN—a sexy, surreal take on Peter Pan and Lapsus, a creepy psychological thriller set in a Brooklyn laundromat—at the legendary Brooklyn Heights Cinema.
Another first for 2014 is a stand-alone screening event for Film As Art—our category for experimental films—at Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. We created Film As Art to support independent filmmakers and artists working in film and video who are pushing the envelope.
AoBFF is also partnering with new Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for the first time. BP Adams will join our judges—including actress and AoBFF judge Annabella Sciorra (Sopranos, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Jungle Fever)— on May 11th to give our award-winning filmmakers Official Proclamations from the borough of Brooklyn.
AoBFF is the only film festival in the world focused on Brooklyn, a local indie film scene with global influence. Every film in the festival is connected to the Borough, something that makes AoBFF unique. Annabella Sciorra has said, “I love what the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is doing. Their mission to focus on Brooklyn films and filmmakers speaks to me because I was born and raised here and it influenced who I am as an artist. Hollywood has always had a love affair with Brooklyn, which now has a festival worthy of its incredibly diverse indie film scene.”
For more information, our full schedule of Brooklyn-centric independent films, film guide, trailers and ticket information please see http://www.theartofbrooklyn.org.