About Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival
The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival is the very first original Brooklyn-focused film and arts festival. We present programs that illuminate the rich and diverse cultural history of Brooklyn through the moving image and spoken word.
Since the first screening of Brooklyn films in 2007, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival has presented Brooklyn-focused programs at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Long Island University, St. Francis College and the Brooklyn Public Library.
The main focus of the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival programs is Brooklyn, its history, Brooklyn's communities, neighborhoods, cultures, peoples, social dynamics, arts, and other Brooklyn- related topics.
Since 2007 the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival has presented a series of cultural events that convey the quintessentially unique perspective of Brooklyn residents about their experiences in and of Brooklyn and their views about Brooklyn at large.
The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival was founded with a view to present Brooklyn’s vibrant cultural legacy to the general public through film, documentaries, literature and art. The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival presents programs and events that feature Brooklyn as their main focus.
Over the last eight years, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival has been presenting free, Brooklyn-centric films, documentaries and literature programs to a broad range of audience members. These events have helped illuminate many aspects of Brooklyn’s social realities, its rich cultural history and the lives of individual Brooklynites.
The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival’s annual Brooklyn-focused films and documentaries screening have been hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society since 2007. The 2014 screening featured video-documentary pioneering legend Jon Alpert along with fellow documentary-makers Francesco Paciocco, Christine Noschese, and Corey Scott Rutledge discussing their films with the audience at the "Forever Brooklyn" event at the Brooklyn Historical Society on December 12th, 2014.
The works must be submitted until November 15th, 2016.
Fee and Awards
The submission is free.
The award is $500.
How to Apply
Submissions should be between 4 to 10 pages. (Up to 2500 words).
Send your Brooklyn Non-Fiction story as a Word document by email to: Brooklynfa@yahoo.com
Please include the story title, your name, email and phone number.
The submitted writings will be judged by a panel of Brooklyn writers.
Runners-up will be invited to read from their writing and their entries will be included in the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival’s Brooklyn Non-Fiction Collection of stories in an online anthology.
For more information please click on the "Further official information" link below.