7-screen_shot_2011-03-08_at_3.31.35_pmBegoƱa ColomarOct 20, 2011

BFC member Begonia Colomar has participated in the making of a video installation currently displayed at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
We invite you all to stop by and check it out.
For more info visit


BFC support OWS!

The Occupy Wall St. movement is growing. BFC filmmakers stand in solidarity. Several of our members have taken to streets, cameras in hand, to document the masses. Check out work by Iva Radivojevic + Martyna Staryosta, Adele Pham, and Alex Mallis + Lily Henderson.
Right Here All Over http://www.vimeo.com/30081785
Jelani, Occupy Wall Street http://vimeo.com/30085559
Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution http://vimeo.com/29513113


Good Fortune wins an Emmy!

21-jeremy_squarephoto_bfcJeremy S. LevineSep 27, 2011

Holy crap! Good Fortune, by Landon Van Soest and Jeremy S. Levine of Transient Pictures, won a News & Documentary Emmy award last night. To make the night even more special, line producer Bernard Aulo Ohanga flew into New York from Kenya for the event. His first time in the U.S. and he's welcomed with an Emmy!

Good Fortune won a News and Documentary Emmy in the category Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting-Long Form. We hope the recognition of the film can help promote more local leadership in development and foreign aid and help avoid the tragic stories of foreign aid gone wrong.


Portraits of a Solidarity Economy

16-pIva RadivojevicSep 11, 2011

SolidarityNYC has teamed up with BFC members Alex Mallis + Iva Radivojevis to create portraits of 7 economic innovators.

"Each film portrait examines the values and practices of a given business or organization through the story of an individual leader. We've included a reiki practitioner at a worker co-operative in Brooklyn; two co-founders of Brooklyn food co-operatives, including the most successful food co-op in America; a co-founder of a barter network for artists; a member of a 32-year-old successful intentional community on Staten Island; a community resident advocating for participatory budgeting in East Harlem; a board member at a Lower East Side community development credit union; and a veteran community gardens advocate in the Bronx. Each film is between 3-7 minutes long and is shot on location in people's homes, businesses, and organizations."

AND we have a kickstarter project: http://kck.st/mSTlqY
Please check it out and spread the word.


Welcome to Pine Hill on The High Line with IFP and Rooftop Films!

26-km_annarobertson_2Keith MillerSep 10, 2011

As part of the IFP LABS SHOWCASE SCREENING, Welcome to Pine Hill and twenty other IFP selected features will be showing four-minute clips from the feature films.

Tuesday September 20, 2011
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Screening followed by filmmaker Q&A and meet-and-greet

The High Line In the Lot, Near the High Line
Southwest corner of W. 30th St. and 10th Ave, NYC 10001
C/E to 23rd St.and 8th Ave., 1 to 23rd St. & 7th Ave.


"Seeking the Monkey King" premiering at New York Film Festival

17-jasondrakeford4Jason DrakefordSep 9, 2011

BFC's Jason Drakeford has been working with Avant-Garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs on the new film “Seeking the Monkey King”, which is premiering at the New York Film Festival next month. Join us for the screening and Q&A with them both on Friday October 7th, at 3:30pm at the Walter Reade Theater. Be prepared for a cinema experience that takes a place between two and three dimensions, pushing time to take on substance and enveloping you into the a world beyond the surreal. This has been an epic undertaking, incomparable with any other avant-garde film you've ever seen.

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Call For New Members

The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective is looking for new members for its three-month Fall 2011 season. We will be meeting weekly in Williamsburg starting in mid-September. If you are interested, please send the following info to info@brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com by midnight August 31. Keep in mind our open spaces are limited so if we can't accommodate you now, don't hate us, we may have space for you in the future. And short answers are good!

1. Please send a link to your work.
2. What project(s) are you currently working on and what kind of feedback would be most useful?
3. Although we all work on our separate films, the more we put into the group, the more we all get out of it. What else can you contribute to the BFC? We need people to step in and help out with our website, blog, organizing screenings, press outreach, etc.



Good Fortune to air on PBS NewsHour tonight

28-283066_10150276801859453_588399452_7685101_6791198_nLandon Van SoestJul 13, 2011

Tune in to PBS NewsHour tonight for a clip from Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine's award-winning documentary Good Fortune. The film will be presented as part of The Economist Film Project, a new initiative to bring to life the pages of The Economist through the powerful medium of documentary film. Good Fortune was selected from 1,000 submissions for its unique perspective on international aid.

Tonight's clip will feature the story of Silva, a midwife whose home and business in Nairobi, Kenya are being demolished as part of a United Nations slum-upgrading project. With an intimate style, Good Fortune portrays gripping stories of human perseverance and suggests that the answers for Africa lie in the resilience of its people.

Visit the PBS NewsHour website for your local TV listings.



"Thread" at NYWIFT Short Series Screening at Anthology Film Archives

16-pIva RadivojevicJun 23, 2011

BFC's Iva Radivojevic is presenting her short "Thread" at the NYWIFT Short Series Screening at the Anthology Film Archives.
The screening will take place on Tuesday, July 28th 2011 at 7pm.

There will be a Q&A following the screening, and an after-party to follow, with Cash Bar and complimentary food @ Dempsey's Pub, 61 2nd Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
Full schedule is available here : http://www.nywift.org/newsletter.aspx?ID=3046


Following Crickets & Unstrung at Northside Film Fest

12-eph_is_amazingEric Phillips-HorstJun 16, 2011

This week Northside Film Festival in Williamsburg is screening shorts by BFC's Iva Radivojevic (Following Crickets) and Eric Phillips-Horst (Unstrung)

Full schedule available here : http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/NFFilm/Page