Brooklyn Film Festival Announces its 27th Edition: “Immersion”

No Rest for the Weekend
3 min readApr 5, 2024

====150 film premieres will screen from May 31-June 9, 2024===

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, April 5, 2024 — Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), New York’s longest running international, competitive film festival, is proud to announce its 27th edition: Immersion. BFF, a Canadian Screen Award qualifying festival, received 3,351 films, a festival record, from 103 Countries for its 27th edition, and will program the selected films into 42, two-hour program blocks. The 2024 film lineup will include 150 total film screenings, of which almost all are premieres.

This year, BFF will be staged from May 31-June 9, in-person at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint with additional screenings being held on June 3-June 6, at the Wythe Hotel Cinema in Williamsburg. All films will also be available online via the festival website.

BFF divides films into six categories: Feature Narrative, Documentary Feature, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Experimental, and Animation. BFF’s selection criteria, a 27-year-old set of rules, constitute the true festival’s trademark: participating films cannot be older than two years; films are selected from submissions only; all films in the festival participate in the award competition; even the smallest film can win the top festival award: the Grand Chameleon.

Immersion is the theme of the 27th Brooklyn Film Festival. A theme that reveals the festival intention and the desire of our selected filmmakers to tell stories in a vertical fashion. Stories that dive way beyond the surface to force the audience to consider not only the obvious outcomes and meanings, but also the hidden and secret ones,” said the festival director, Marco Ursino. “In the extremely complex historical and political moment that we are experiencing, we need to understand the truth of things. BFF believes in the truthful spirit of indie filmmakers, and this year we offer the opportunity of a collective immersion, triggered by the film programs, the Q&As at the end of the screenings, the various networking parties, and the infinite chats on social media. We look forward to share with the filmmakers, the media, and the audience our true hopes and inner dreams. Enjoy the immersion.”

The 2024 advertising campaign is being created by Havas New York, based on the festival’s theme: Immersion. Havas produced the BFF campaign in Poland, and is utilizing a truly international team. The idea on which the campaign is based, is about stressing the importance of filmmaking within the art world.

BFF is also thrilled to announce that the 20th Annual KidsFilmFest (KFF) will be staged on-line only for this year’s festival. All KFF films will be available online for almost the entire festival (June 1-Jun 9). The program is rated “G” and consists of numerous animated shorts, documentaries, and live-action films.

All details will be announced soon on the festival’s website.

Originally published at on April 5, 2024.



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