Brooklyn, NY [May 2011] – Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce the film line up for its annual festival, themed PLOT. The competitive event will run from June 3rd through 12th at indieScreen and Brooklyn Heights Cinema.

BFF will present over 100 film premieres that were selected from over 2,400 submissions coming from 111 countries. This year, BFF will feature a record number of 36 New York City based film directors with over a dozen projects shot in Brooklyn.

The films will be combined in 64 film programs (each film will be shown twice).BFF will operate two screening rooms throughout the festival.On June 3rd, the opening night film, “Battle For Brooklyn” will be screened at Brooklyn Heights Cinema at 8pm and the after-party will be celebrated at The powerHouse Arena from 10pm to 1am.

Film Program Highlights:


My Last Day without You (World Premiere)
A Brooklyn love story, directed by Award Winner Stefan Schaefer.

Five Days Gone (World Premiere)
New York filmmaker Anna Kerrigan worked with a host of great local actors to create this dramatic feature narrative.

David (World Premiere)
Directed by a Brooklyn filmmaker, “David” presents the story of a young Brooklyn Muslim boy who accidentally befriends a group of Jewish kids.

Aardvark (NY Premiere)
NY Filmmaker Kitao Sakurai directs this dark, mysterious film that stars a blind man in the lead role – perhaps the first feature film to do so.

The Athlete (NY Premiere)
An Ethiopian film about Abebe Bikila, the famous Ethiopian athlete, “The Athlete” has traveled to some excellent festivals, but has never played in NYC, although the filmmakers are from the city.


DAMN! (World Premiere)
Brooklyn filmmakers capture the story of Brooklyn resident Jimmy McMillan, of the Rent is 2 Damn High party, as he skyrockets to international fame.

Bed Stuy – Do or Die (World Premiere)
The gritty story of the Bed Stuy volunteer ambulance corp, the first volunteer minority run ambulance corp in the nation.

Skydancer (World Premiere)
Made by a Brooklyn filmmaker and BFF alumni, “Skydancer” tells the story of Mohawk iron workers, who helped build the city’s skyscrapers, and follows them back to their homes on the reservation.

Mann V. Ford (World Premiere)
A NYC filmmaker tells the story of one of the worst ecological disasters in the nation – a toxic superfund site just 19 miles away from NYC which is worse then the Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal. This film will be on HBO later this summer.

Shorts, Animation, Experimental:

Dame Factory (World Premiere)
Dark, cynical, sexy experimental film by a Brooklyn filmmaker.

The Ghosts (World Premiere)
A dreamy story of young love, filmed in black & white

A Morning Stroll (US Premiere)
The charming story of a chicken in New York City.

On June 4th and 5th, BFF will present the 7th annual kidsfilmfest ( Saturday, June 4th, kidsfilmfest will be presented at indieScreen at 1pm and on Sunday, June 5th, at the Long Island Children’s Museum at 1pm and 3pm.

BFF Screening times:

Saturdays & Sundays:
Brooklyn Heights Cinema: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 pm
indieScreen: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 pm

Monday through Friday:
Brooklyn Heights Cinema: 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 pm
indieScreen: 6:00, 8:00, 10:00 pm

BFF’s primary goal is to connect filmmakers to distribution companies and expose them to the media and will award the winners with prizes totaling over $50,000 in film services, products, and cash.

For full film lineup and general info please visit
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