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Brooklyn Film Festival Announces 2015 Theme Plus New Director of Programming

Brooklyn Film Festival Announces 2015 Theme Plus New Director of Programming

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The Brooklyn Film Festival has announced the theme for their 18th festival, in addition to revealing a new Indiewire touch. 

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.”

The 2015 theme, “Illuminate,” focuses on “the abstract and the inspirational, the intriguing and the ironic.” 

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 festival will also bring back its BFF Exchange program with the intent of connecting filmmakers with distributors. This event will be broadcast live on the internet, with the location to be determined. 

The 18th Brooklyn Film Festival runs from May 29-June 7. For more information, go here.

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