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Brooklyn Girl Film Festival Goes on Haitus

Dear Filmmakers,

For the past four years I’ve had the pleasure of organizing and curating the art of some amazing women from all over the world. Behind their films were incredible stories of the blood, sweat and tears that they put into their projects. I’ll carry this inspiration to my own project that I will spend the remainder of this year and next year working on.

To allow me to focus on creating, I am putting the festival on a hiatus. I’m sad to announce that there will be no BGFF2016.

If you want to submit to a fabulous women’s film festival in the NYC area, I suggest the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. They are a festival of a similar scope and mission. Please support them!

I will keep you all updated on my project and it’s progress as it becomes available. And of course, I will let you know how things evolve with Brooklyn Girl and what the future has in store for it.

For now, follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep us on your radar.
I wish you all nothing but the best.


2015 Audience Choice Award Winners

According to the audience, these were the “Best of the Fest.” We congratulate the filmmakers!

Audience Choice for Best Feature


US, Narrative Feature

A quirky Brooklyn actress will do anything for a part. When she tries The Method to approach an Off Broadway role, she’s drawn into the lucrative and disturbing world of elite fertility clinics where wealthy couples seek to buy designer eggs.

Sonja O’Hara and Jaspal Binning of Ovum

Sonja O’Hara and Jaspal Binning of Ovum

Audience Choice for Best Short

Breaking In

US, Narrative Short

Written & Directed by Adepero Oduye
One afternoon in Sunset Park, another black boy gets broken in by the NYPD.

See Photos from the 2015 Festival here

I was really blown away by the films that screened at Brooklyn Girl Film Festival. April, The festival director and the festival team made the whole experience enjoyable as a filmmaker and an audience member. The Brooklyn Girl festival has the pulse of upcoming film makers from all over the world!
Just wanted to say thank you for organizing the Festival. My guests and I had a great time. The Social Media Marketing workshop was very informative. Hope you’ll make this an annual event.
Amanda Melby
Brooklyn Girl Film Festival is a fantastic festival. They communicate with and care about the filmmakers and provide a warm place to showcase work by women filmmakers. We had a wonderful time at the Festival!
Bianca Jamotte
I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful weekend! It was such an honor to have our world premiere at the BGFF. It was so great meeting you and so many other talented, intelligent and fun women in the industry. Looking forward to next year!
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