Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize 2016

Publish Date: Aug 03, 2016

Deadline: Nov 15, 2016

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.

About the Prize

The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize.

The Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize, a cash award of $500, will be awarded to the best Brooklyn-focused non-fiction essay which is set in Brooklyn and is about Brooklyn and/or Brooklyn people/characters.

We are seeking compelling Brooklyn stories from writers with a broad range of backgrounds and ages who can render Brooklyn's rich soul and intangible qualities through the writer's actual experiences in Brooklyn.

From the collection of selected Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize submissions, five authors will be selected to read from their work and discuss their Brooklyn stories with the audience at our December 2016 event.

The exact date/time and venue will be announced later.

These stories and several other submitted stories will be published on the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival website and made available to the public.


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:

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.

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