If you have a horror film or short that you want to be seen, then now is your chance!
The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is excited to announce that submissions are open for the second edition of the festival. The first deadline to submit your horror features and shorts is January 15th, 2017 and the final deadline to submit for programming is August 15th, 2017. Submissions are now open.
In its first year, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival sold out most of it screenings, which took place in venues and theaters all across North Brooklyn. Festival Director Justin Timms commented, “The reaction we received after the first everBrooklyn Horror Film Festivalwas extremely humbling and we’re very excited to announce that the festival will be growing for our sophomore year. We’ve added an extra day and will be adding more screenings throughout Brooklyn, in turn, accepting more films into our boundary-pushing program.”
The festival was proud to present the Best Feature Award to Without Name (dir. Lorcan Finnegan), while Jackson Stewart took home the Audience Award for the retro VHS game-inspired Beyond the Gate, which had its highly anticipated theatrical and Video on Demand release on December 9th and reviewed on our site.
“First year festivals are never easy to program, but we couldn’t have been happier with this year’s lineup and, most importantly, the audience’s response,” says Senior Programmer Matt Barone. “As excited as that is, though,BHFF 2016also set the bar sky high. So that presents us with a new challenge: Make the second year even bigger. We’re ready to do just that and give Brooklyn another weekend-long snapshot of both where the genre is at and where it’s heading. Horror is closing out 2016 in such an amazing creative space, but there’s always room for it to grow. Hopefully, 2017 brings more diversity behind the camera, more original ideas, more genuinely scary films and more genre-blurring audacity that defined theBHFF’s program this year. We’re pumped to see what filmmakers from all around the world have to offer.”
As a thank you to the local horror-loving community who helped create an unforgettable first year, the festival is offering a special discount to directors and producers who live in the New York City area.
The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will run from October 12th until the 15th, 2017, and beginning this January, early bird badges will go on sale, so stay tuned for more information on that.
For full submission details, deadlines and costs please visit the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival on FilmFreeway, or visit their official website at www.brooklynfilmfest.com