This Wednesday, October 10, the 11th annual Bushwick Film Festival begins, running through Sunday, October 14. The festival consists of five days of screenings, panels, workshops, and parties, showcasing the works of primarily Brooklyn- and New York-based filmmakers, along with the works of international filmmakers from around the world.
On Wednesday, opening night kicks off with a red carpet reception and screening at the House of Yes, and throughout the weekend, there will be over 40 events to choose from and attend. The festival is also premiering five short documentaries by “young storytellers from Bushwick” who participated in the film project Bushwick Stories.
This year, the festival received over 1,300 submissions, and from those, over 100 films will be screened. According to the Bushwick Film Festival website, “the festival’s programming continues to highlight films directed by and starring women, along with stories from underrepresented groups.”
Some notable films to check out include: The Best of All Worlds, an Austrian film directed by Adrian Goiginger about a young boy and his heroin-addicted mother; Are You Glad I’m Here, a Lebanese film directed by Noor Gharzeddine about an American girl who befriends a Lebanese housewife; and Don’t Be Nice, a documentary film directed by Max Powers about a team of New York City slam poets. The full schedule of programming can be found here.
When: October 10–14
Where: Various locations around Bushwick, Brooklyn
More info at the Bushwick Film Festival.