Bushwick Film Festival


Kweighbaye Kotee, Founder/CEO

Timur York, Creative Director

Tilo Zingler, Director of Marketing

Nathalie Thomas, Executive Assistant

Joseph Willerth, Director of Programming

Muneeb Hassan, Feature Film Programmer

Derrick Cameron, Programming

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Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Fall (usually October)

Deadline: June (check website for exact and additional dates)

Entry: $35 for documentaries, features, web series, and shorts. $10 discount for students.


Features, Shorts, Web Series, Documentaries

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Founded in 2007, The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) is a leading independent film and media company in Brooklyn. A decade into its mission, BFF is hailed as one of Brooklyn’s most influential cinematic events for its contribution to the borough’s artistic, cultural, and economic growth.