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The 7th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Runs October 2-5

The 7th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Runs October 2-5

On Thursday, October 2nd from 6:30pm- 10pm, the 7th Annual Bushwick Film Festival will host it’s Opening Night festivities. Ticket’s can be purchased here. The festival runs October 2-5.

The opening night film is B.F.E.” (Trailer). Director Shawn Telford will be flying in from Seattle to present the film and for a Q&A. “B.F.E.” is essentially a film about the heavy feeling of being trapped in both your own life’s circumstances as well as life’s
circumstances while desperately trying to escape. In this case, it’s a small town, boredom, old age, young love and drugs. The tag line is “They say it’s
quiet out in the country….They don’t know shit!”

The screening is followed by an opening night party that is free for ticket holders at Bushwick’s hottest new venue Lot 45.

The four-day festival weekend will include films from all over the world including London, South Africa, France, Ukraine,
Mexico, Peru, U.S. and of course Bushwick! The weekend is an opportunity to see amazing films that you won’t find in regular ol’ U.S. cinemas. They are
true gems!

There will also be a Cinema talks series, Industry Events and Panels with guests from The Tribeca Film Institute ,Magnolia Pictures and Vimeo

“I’ve put a lot of love in the program and spent a full year planning for the lucky 7. Over the year, I saw tons of films and traveled to see films to bring
back to Bushwick to present. I learned that distribution and rights tend to be trickier than I imagined, however I was successful in bringing back one
really great film I saw at the Berlin International Film Festival that nicely polishes off our feature film program. The film is “Los Angeles” directed by Damian John Harper,” said Kweighbaye Kotee, Director of Programming.

In addition to all the events, each year the festival donates a portion of its ticket sales to an organization or individual that uses film or technology to
positively impact their community. This award encourages charitable deeds through the use of cinema. As this year’s recipient, the festival will support
Kriterion Monrovia’s, ”Together We Can Stop Ebola” Campaign.”You can read the full press release here.

“In closing, the festival weekend marks a major accomplishment for me as a Director/Programmer and for the festival because we have grown in terms of film
submissions (74% increase/18% international) and are recognized as a “locally bread celebration of independent film since 2007, that has grown into a slick
beautiful community event recognized in the film industry,” concluded 
Kweighbaye

For more information on the full line-up, events, and ticketing please visit HERE

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