The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. BFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization.
In the effort of consolidating its international presence, BFF has been developing solid ties with major overseas film festivals and distribution companies as well as successfully pursuing international sponsorship. Locally, it is strongly connected to corporate entities such as Time Warner Cable; film companies such as Panavision, NY, and Technicolor; as well as over one hundred small businesses. BFF is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
BFF's films are shown at indieScreen and Brooklyn Heights Cinema.
Through the resources of several film sponsors, BFF awards the winners with prizes totaling $50,000 in film services an products. Through the resources of various arts organizations, BFF connects filmmakers to audiences. And through the motion picture's corporate world and film distributors.