The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival is the first original Brooklyn-focused film and arts program. The gathering presents programs that illuminate the abundant, diverse cultural history of Brooklyn. Since the first screening of Brooklyn films in 2007, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival has presented Brooklyn-focused programs in screenings at the Brooklyn Historical Society and Long Island University.
This year, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival is being held in St. Francis College Friday, December 16th. The evening will be focused on the Brooklyn non-fiction literature program, with readings by five finalists for the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize with discussions with each writer following their readings. The winner of the 2011 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize will be announced at this event.
Following the readings, Brooklyn focused films will be screened to include: Under the Roller Coaster Directed by Lila Place, Hot Bagels directed by Nick Manning and Coney Island Winter directed by Doug Webb. After the screening, the public will have the opportunity to discuss the films with the directors.
The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will be open to the public so all are welcomed!