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BFC Night at Videology –– March 31st

19-024-cropJef TaylorMar 29, 2014

Eleven BFC members will be screening work at Videology on Monday, March 31st as part of their Local Filmmaker Showcase...

Nicholas Weissman
Dylan Allen
Hazuki Aikawa & Andrey Alistratov
Paul Trillo
Joshua Z. Weinstein
Francesca Coppola
Venna Rao
Jef Taylor
Brad DeCecco
Lam Thuy Vo
Alex Mallis

The screening starts at 8pm, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers afterwards, and admission is free.

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Bronx Obama selected for Sarasota FF

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisMar 13, 2014

BFCer Ryan Murdock's feature doc BRONX OBAMA will be screening at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival! Congrats, Ryan. Full details and screening schedule here http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/2014-festival

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Iva Radivojevic's EVAPORATING BORDERS premieres at SXSW

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisMar 11, 2014

Our own Iva is down in Austin for the US premiere of her wonderful feature doc EVAPORATING BORDERS. check out this wonderful interview in Filmmaker Magazine where she talks process, form, and voice. Really articulate. Go Iva!

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BFC on Filmwax

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisMar 5, 2014

BFCers Keith Miller, Iva Rad, and Alex Mallis sat down with Filmwax Radio's Adam Schartoff to talk about the collective and filmmaking in NYC. Enjoy! http://rooftopfilms.com/blog/2014/03/filmwaxradio-episode-198.html

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FIVE STAR to premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisMar 5, 2014

BFCer Keith Miller's Five Star: The Movie is headed to Tribeca Film Festival next month. So many BFCers worked on this film. Alex Mallis, Landon Van Soest, Iva Rad, Eric PH, Luisa Conlon, Lily Henderson, and the whole collective.


Get excited NYC.

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Ryan Koo and Johnny Ma selected for Sundance Labs

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisDec 17, 2013

Congrats Johnny and Ryan!

Ten Thousand Happiness (U.S.A./China)
Johnny Ma (writer/director)
The sudden divorce of their 80-year-old grandfather causes three generations of a Chinese family to each re-evaluate their relationships in love, life and happiness in modern Beijing.

Manchild (U.S.A.)
Ryan Koo (writer/director)
A talented basketball player gets nationally ranked and must choose between schools, coaches, and belief systems—all at the age of 13. Recipient of the A3 Foundation Fellowship, given to a filmmaker or project that furthers the Asian American voice in independent film.

"Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for its 2014 January Screenwriters Lab, an immersive, five-day (January 10-15) writers’ workshop at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Participating independent screenwriters – drawn from around the world, including the United States, Latin America, Europe, and China – will have the opportunity to work intensely on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking"

http://www.sundance.org/press-center/release/12-projects-announced-for-feature-film-program/


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Keith Miller to speak on panel at DCTV

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisDec 6, 2013

DCTV Presents: THE LINE BLURS: SHIFTING NARRATIVES IN FILMMAKING
Tuesday, December 10th, 7:30pm


Frederick Wiseman said that “One works from social actuality but necessarily imposes form upon that actuality, turning it into what may be implied by the terms art of fiction." 

With the words "documentary" and "narrative" becoming increasingly benign, and fairly young genres such as "docu-fiction" and "hybrid documentary" becoming increasingly exhausted, this panel discussion tackles the question of whether the division between "documentary" and "narrative" has ever actually existed and why films continue to be shoved into these critic-friendly categories, featuring a who's who from both sides of the genre scale:

Josephine Decker (Butter on the Latch)
Keith Miller  (Welcome to Pine Hill)
Lynne Sachs (Your Day Is My Night)
Caveh Zahedi (I Am A Sex Addict)
Moderated by Nathan Silver (Exit Elena)

FREE!

Details: http://www.dctvny.org/events/thelineblurs

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/250195508469113

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Desiree Akhavan's Appropriate Behavior is Sundance-bound!

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisDec 5, 2013

BFCer Desiree Akhavan  will be premiering her first feature, Appropriate Behavior, in the NEXT section of Sundance 2014. The film follows the identity struggles facing a young Persian-American bisexual woman in Brooklyn.  Sundance Director John Cooper praised Akhavan, who also stars in the film, for her witty storytelling, comparing her abilities to the directorial debut of actress Lake Bell, "In a World...," which premiered at the festival last year.

read more: http://www.indiewire.com/article/5-observations-about-the-2014-sundance-lineup

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Free directing workshop with Adrienne Weiss

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisDec 5, 2013

We're proud to be co-hosting a free directing workshop with renowned directing coach Adrienne Weiss.  "In this fun, information packed evening, Adrienne Weiss will de-mystify the process of working with actors and reveal some of the key elements of her renowned method. Event includes a lecture, demonstration, and Q&A." 

Monday, December 16, 2013 6:00-845PM

Brooklyn Public Library @ Grand Army Plazz, Information Commons Lab

For more information, visit http://catalog.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/record=g1009398 and www.directingactors.com.