Brooklyn Girl Film Festival’s mission is to showcase the work of women filmmakers from around the world, and bring these artists together for networking in a fun, informative and supportive environment. Films are sought in which a woman plays a key role as a director, writer, producer, cinematographer, or lead animator.
The festival was inspired by Founder April Mosqus’ experience with her film on the festival circuit. “Attending festivals and screenings really opened my eyes to the lack of women who are out there making their own films and being represented by the festivals. New York City surprisingly did not have a festival specifically focused on women filmmakers, so I decided to create one. “
The festival collaborates with the local community space, Launchpad, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn to host the screenings and workshops.
A three-day annual event that takes place in March, BGFF features screenings, workshops, an opening night reception, special events and a party/awards ceremony. BGFF attendees include local filmmakers as well as those from around the country and the world. The local community is encouraged to attend, “Our programs and events are designed not only for filmmakers, but anyone interested in the moving image,” said April, “I love to hear it when our films go on to receive distribution and play other festivals. It’s very rewarding to see these women form friendships and inspire each other.”