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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Brooklyn Girl Film Festival seeks to empower women filmmakers from around the globe, and honor their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them. We strive to strengthen the community of women in the film industry.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 4th Annual Brooklyn Girl Film Festival will take place in Brooklyn New York, March 26-28, 2015. We are an intimate festival that puts our filmmakers first. The thriving artist community in Brooklyn is very supportive of us.
Women Filmmakers whose films completed post production after June 1, 2013 are welcome to submit. A woman must serve in the role of Writer, Director, or Lead Animator in the film.
All screenings include a Q&A with the filmmakers. Past festivals have included discussions, workshops, catered opening reception, filmmaker brunches and dinners, raffles, and an awards ceremony. We present an Audience Choice Award to the best feature film and the best short film as voted on by the audience.
Here is what some of our filmmakers have said about our 2014 event:
I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful weekend! It was such an honor to have our world premiere at the BGFF. It was so great meeting you and so many other talented, intelligent and fun women in the industry. Looking forward to next year! – Bianca Jamotte, Writer, Twinkle
Brooklyn Girl Film Festival is by far the best organized and well run festival I’ve experienced. Great communication, great exposure for the filmmakers involved, and quality work represented. Such a positive experience. I applaud your efforts to promote women in the industry – it’s important that our voices are heard. Thank you Brooklyn Girl! I will definitely enter again next year! – Lisa Jay, Writer/Director, An Alien Fairytale
Thank you for selecting “A Cool Dark Place” for the festival. We had a great time last night meeting the filmmakers and experiencing the screening in Brooklyn. The BKGFF team was top notch and the films were very entertaining. It’s a great thing you are doing not only for women in film but for film in general. Keep it up!- James Howell, Executive Producer, Peregrine Films
DO YOU HAVE TO BE A WOMAN TO SUBMIT TO THE FESTIVAL?
No, but a woman must be either a writer, director or lead animator on the film.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Filmmaker must be the sole owner of all rights, titles, and interests in and to the submitted film or have secured all rights in the submitted film.
The Filmmaker certifies that he/she has the exclusive, unconditional right and authority to submit the film to Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, and that no third party is entitled to any payment or other consideration on behalf of the film. The Filmmaker also warrants and represents he or she has secured permission to use whatever intellectual property, including music and/or trademarks is contained in the film and not original to the production.
Filmmaker agrees that his or her film may be exhibited by Brooklyn Girl Film Festival 2015 in public, screened, transmitted, displayed, streamed, or translated in whole or as a part of the submitted work. Any captured scene, footage or title thereof, or any personal information of the applicant to the extent required for its operation and public relation activities through any and all media.
Under no circumstance can the Festival be held responsible for the content of films in competition. The Filmmaker holds the Festival harmless from any claims arising in connection with this.
The Festival has the right to use any form and type of advertising in promoting Brooklyn Girl Film Festival 2015. The Filmmakers do not participate in decision-making in this matter. The Filmmaker gives the Festival unconditional permission to use the trailers and short segments of the films in the competition as well as any information submitted on the entry form and press kit for promotional purposes.
If there is any dispute about or involving the Services of the Festival, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of New York.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Festival, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, as well as any claims made by any third party due to or arising out of your participation in the Festival and/or from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
6. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
In no event shall the Festival be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profit damage arising from your participation in the Festival, even if the Festival has advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Festival’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to a sum of no more than five hundred dollars ($500).