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Submissions Open for the Bushwick Film Festival

Submissions are now open for the 11th Annual Bushwick Film Festival, scheduled to take place from October 10-14, 2018. Through February 15, students can submit their films on our FilmFreeway or Withoutabox sites for just $20.

Over the last 11 years, the Bushwick Film Festival has become a premier voice for independent cinema in Brooklyn by offering a platform to established as well as up-and-coming filmmakers from all backgrounds. In this tradition, the festival seeks to continue to consciously make room for young artists by providing discounted submission fees.

Important Dates & Submission Info:

February 15: Early Bird Deadline. Student Fee: $20

May 15: Regular Deadline. Student Fee: $25

June 15: Late Deadline. Student Fee: $30

June 30: Extended Late Deadline/Submissions Close. Student Fee: $40

BFF will announce festival selections on August 1, 2018. The Bushwick Film Festival always prides itself in integrating young and emerging artists and giving them a stage to shine.

If a student would like to submit a film, they can do so by clicking on one of the below links:

FilmFreeway submission link:

Withoutabox submission link:

For more information about the Festival, their audience, and celebrated films, please visit

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