After receiving 2,300 films from over 100 countries — a record number of films for the fest — BFF has closed submissions for the year. “The festival is at an important juncture,” said Executive Director Marco Ursino. “We carry with us 18 years of Brooklyn experience while welcoming a brand new generation of filmmakers and their visions to be part of the larger Brooklyn creative story.”
BFF has also welcomed Bryce J. Renninger as their new Director of Programming. Renninger is a former member of Indiewire’s editorial team and previously Director of Programming at NewFest. “I’m so excited to be joining the Brooklyn Film Festival,” he said. “It’s a festival that celebrates independent vision and innovative storytelling and we’ll continue that tradition this year with a number of fantastic screenings, panels, and special events.”
The 18th Brooklyn Film Festival runs from May 29-June 7. For more information, go here.