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Spoils on Kickstarter

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisApr 14, 2011

BFCer Alex Mallis' short documentary about dumpster diving, Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest, is up on kickstarter. Support it! And spread the word. This film is gonna be mega.

Check it OUT: http://kck.st/hR4x51

BFC ON THE STREETS - April 29

Join the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective crew on Friday, April 29 at the Brooklyn Winery as they present BFC ON THE STREETS, a collection of short films. Also featuring the best DJs from the streets: Kev Sugar Shand & Watakula, White Chocolate, and Shadow Lover. The $10 admission tickets comes with one free beer and helps support the ongoing work of the BFC. Doors open at 8 pm.
APRIL 29, 2011 • 8 pm
BROOKLYN WINERY 213 North 8th Street (between Driggs and Roebling) Brooklyn, NY 11211, near the Bedford L train

8 PM DJ KEV SUGAR SHAND & WATAKULA
9 PM FILM SCREENING
10 PM DJ WHITE CHOCOLATE
11 PM DJ SHADOW LOVER (OF AWESOME BROOKLYN EXPERIMENTAL POP BAND OMEGA JARDEN)

* The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective is tight-knit community of professional filmmakers centered on weekly peer workshops to provide sustained feedback and critiques throughout the life of its members' projects. It is the mission of the BFC to inspire groundbreaking films and maximize exposure of the best work from Brooklyn-based filmmakers

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"Matthew 24:12" selected for HOT DOCS in Toronto.

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisApr 4, 2011

BFC members Iva and Alex teamed up with two fellow Hunter College MFAers to compete in the 5-day International Documentary Challenge. The team had 5 days to conceive, shoot, and edit a 5-7 minute documentary with parameters defined by the challenge organizers. The team was given the theme "movement" and "character portrait". They made a piece about Matthew, a believer in Judgement Day, May 21st, 2011. The piece explores Matthew's, and many others' beliefs that the world will come to a violent end (by massive earthquake) next month. The judges selected the piece as a finalist to compete for top prize among 12 others at Hot Docs in Toronto this spring.

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Scene : Brooklyn

BFC members Desiree Akhavan and Iva Radivojevic will be showing their films at
Scene : Brooklyn : www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/44
Desiree's "Nose Job" and Iva's "Nelson" are part of the short film series
screening on May 12th at Gallapagos Art Space in Dumbo.

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BFC Short Airs On PBS

16-pIva RadivojevicMar 30, 2011

"Following Crickets" will air on PBS on Saturday, April 2nd at 11pm.
http://www.ivaasks.com/archives/46
Tune in!

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NIGHT VISIONS: Screening This Friday!

16-pIva RadivojevicMar 22, 2011

Three BFC members will be showing work at DCTV's event on Friday evening - Eric, Iva & Ezra. Come check us out! Info below.

DCTV PRESENTS: NIGHT VISIONS

Featuring a collection of night-themed short films from our members in an array of genres, we'll meet a heartbroken puppet (Unstrung), a busy Las Vegas stomping ground (Little White Wedding Chapel), and a gritty 80s New York accompanied by an early Vincent Gallo score (Camouflage).

The best film will win the new iPod Touch from The L Magazine. And with beer lovingly provided by our friends at Brooklyn Brewery, we'll have an Open Bar from 7 – 7:30pm, and drink specials all night!

An awesome evening to come together and support the work of emerging filmmakers!

$6 DCTV Mem | $7 Shooting People & DocuClub Mem | $8 General

Details & Tickets at http://www.dctvny.org/events/night-visions

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BFC Launches its brand new site!

We're really psyched to be kicking off a new web experience for all our followers, in NYC and beyond. For now, you'll notice kinks, random gibberish, and lots of fake members named "Test" while we work out the kinks on our new website. But the good news is the new BFC site will have so much more info, content, videos, and updates for you to explore. Bear with us!

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Silent Auction And Silent Film For The Earthquake And Tsunami Relief

7-screen_shot_2011-03-08_at_3.31.35_pmBegoña ColomarMar 21, 2011

Begonia Colomar has been invited to participate in this great event. Please come out and support! http://www.graphiteny.com/wordpress/

In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, graphite. will be holding a silent auction and film screening on March 31st, 2011. We would like to thank the many artists who have generously donated their work to be a part of this event.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to a non-profit organization, JHelp (http://jhelp.com), which is dedicated to helping earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. Currently they are working to bring food, clothing, blankets, water, etc. to the people in the Tohoku region where the tsunami hit hardest. They have been granted special permission to use restricted roads for transporting goods, and they are the only non-governmental non-profit organization with a 24hr/7day emergency assistance. We are close with the organizers, and are confident that our donation will be put to good use. The recovery and mourning in Japan has just begun. The crisis could get even worse, depending on what happens next at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Now, more than ever, the Japanese people need our help and support to get through this crisis. Please come and join us for a fun night and a good cause.

Details
"Silent Auction and Silent Film for the Earthquake and Tsunami relief in Japan"
March 31, 2011 6 - 10PM

Location
graphite.
38 Marcy Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
www.graphiteny.com

Contributing Artists
Phoenix
Matthew Waldman
Ryan McGinness
Kenzo Minami
José Parla
Tomokazu Matsuyama
Lady Aiko
Kenji Hirata
Rostarr
Sebastien Agneessens
Motomichi Nakamura
Tomoko Sugimoto
Katja Holtz
Junko Shimizu
Patrick Bradley
Austin Power
Hiroki Otsuka
Shigeko Okada
Keiko Tokushima
Yoko Furusho
Lisa Alisa
Max Steiner
Terrance Hughes
Hazuki Aikawa
Begonia Colomar
Masa Kawamura
Akane Kodani
and more

About graphite.
A new and innovative form of art space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, graphite. is a place for the audience to come see, hear, feel, and enjoy what's been created. Most importantly, graphite. is a place where we can come paint just a little bit of our future together.
www.graphiteny.com

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日本に甚大な被害を襲った地震そして津波、 graphite.はサイレントオークションおよびフィルムスクリーニングを2011年3月31日に開催いたします。このイベントのために惜しみなく作品を寄付していただいたアーティストの方々に感謝いたします。

すべての売り上げは、日本で活動している非営利団体、JHelp(http://jhelp.com)に寄付いたします。現在、彼らは食料品、服、毛布、水などを最も災害の大きかった東北地方の被災地に供給しており、運搬には緊急災害用道路の特別許可を受け作業しています。年中無休での緊急支援活動を行っている
非政府、非営利団体
の事務局と私たちは交友関係にあり、今回集まる寄付金を有意義に使ってくれることは間違いありません。日本での復興や哀悼の意は始まったばかりです。福島原子力発電所の今後の動向によっては、危機がさらに悪化するかもしれません。これまで以上に、日本の方々はこの危機を乗り越えるために助けとサポートが必要としています。皆様のご参加を心からお待ちしております。

For more information please contact: Shinya Nakamura
shinya@graphiteny.com
graphite.
38 Marcy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211