Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC

2-Nov-2012 to 4-Nov-2012   /   Film Festival : New York, NY, United States

Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC
From page to production, from production to profession...

Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC (BSFFNYC) will stage its second annual celebration of the best in short film with 3 days of screenings, workshops, and awards. From November 2nd - 4th, 2012 Brownfish will present 23 films from 6 countries, including the US, UK, Mexico, Canada, Australia and Italy. Festival selections will feature work in a variety of genres (Comedy, Drama, Documentary and Animation) to be screened at Cinema Village, a popular indie film house located at 22 East 12th St in Manhattan.

BSFFNYC 2012 will also include a screenwriting competition and workshops to arm emerging filmmakers with the skills to navigate the independent festival circuit, and the larger world of commercial film. In the Emerging Filmmaker Spotlight, Brent McCorkle will discuss making the leap from festival favorite to his first feature, Unconditional.

Festival Founder and Director Devin Assuncao is a firm believer in the essential role played by grassroots showcases in cultivating a community of sophisticated, thoughtful filmmakers: “The opportunity to see your film on a big screen, meet professionals, and be recognized with awards can boost a filmmaker’s confidence and be leveraged into participation in other festivals,” he says.

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Screening Program 1: 4:30pm Saturday November 3, 2012
Screening Program 2: 4:30pm Sunday November 4, 2012

Screenplay Competition: Saturday November 3, 2012
Time & Location T.B.A.

Friday November 2, 2012
7 - 10:30pm
Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street, NYC
Sunday November 4, 2012
7 - 10:30pm
Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street, NYC

Heads Up, Comedy 13 mins. Directed by Alex Merkin
Forever Mankind, Animation 10 mins. Submitted by Howard Cook
Apocryphal, Drama 17 mins. Directed by Fundora Ernesto
Do Over, Comedy 8 mins. Directed by David Fabelo
Trapped, Animation 3 mins. Directed by Katherine Goellner
10 and 2, Comedy 17 mins. Directed by Jeremy Smith
Day In, Day Out: Selling Food in Bangkok, Documentary 15 mins. Directed by Pilapa Esara
Chrome, Drama 15 mins. Directed by Tommaso Paino
Marti Domination in the Life of Dreams, Documentary 8 mins. Directed by Jeffrey Wengrofsky
Somewhere Road, Drama 19 mins. Directed by Robert Spat & Ryan Sloan
Moon Cakes, Animation 13 mins. Directed by Chang Liu

Braineater, Comedy 5 mins. Directed by Mitch Urban
Kitchen Sink Drama, Comedy 5 mins. Directed By Nicholas Clifford
Amaqqut Nunaat, Animation 12 mins. Directed by Neil Christopher
Sunday's Mother, Drama 14 mins. Directed by Aaron Jackson
The Goat Herder and His Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats , Animation 7 mins. Directed by Will Rose
Playing Grown Up, Comedy 18 mins. Directed by Javier Solorzano Casarin
Golden Opportunities Music Video, Animation 3 mins. Directed by Dele Ajayi
Hitchhiker's Guide to Planet Earth: How to Read People's Minds, Animation 8 mins. Directed by D. Chandler Bierdeman
Measuring Matthew, Drama 17 mins. Directed by Gul Moonis
Yuck!: A 4th Grader's School Documentary about Lunch, Documentary 20 mins. Directed by Zachary Maxwell
Eros e Thanatos, Comedy 11 mins. Directed by Alfonso Pontillo
Bitter Sweet Life, Comedy 18 mins. Directed by Ryan Kwon

Pen Perry Stop Loss (an Ode to Alec Baldwin) by Ron Podell, Comedy
Jam by Kristopher Walker, Drama
This Modern Man is Beat by David J Schroeder, Comedy
Maggie and the Bandits by Chris Svehla, Comedy
The Crib by Samuel Laskey, Drama
The Unforgettable Spark: The First Day in the Life of the World's Greatest Band by Gregory Brehm, Comedy
Twin Graves by Paul Ellington, Drama
Lana Liu by David J Schroeder & Alfonso Orsini, Comedy
Burning House by Brittany Lane Harris, Drama

Emerging Filmmaker Spotlight: Brent McCorkle
making the jump into features

Nashville filmmaker, Brent McCorkle, discusses short film making, the festival circuit, and making the jump to directing his first feature, Unconditional, which opens in select theaters September 21, 2012.

Saturday 11/3/12
1 - 3 pm
Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street, NYC
Brent's films are known for their compelling, heartfelt and emotionally-visceral storytelling...including an award-winning project that caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, landing him a subsequent first-look deal with DreamWorks. Brent's recent narrative work has garnered honorable mentions in publications such as Variety and MovieMaker. Brent lives in Nashville, TN with his wife of seventeen years, and their five children.

Brent's feature directorial debut is Unconditional, starring Michael Ealy (Takers, Seven Pounds) and Lynn Collins (John Carter, Wolverine). Brent wrote, directed, and edited the film. He composed the majority of the music for the film as well.
'The Rift' won third place in The Doorpost Film Competition (2009).

Since 1999, Brownfish has been dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers. Launched as one of the first online distribution hubs for short film, grew into a full-service indie production company that developed original webseries and short films.

As an extension of its mission to support indie film, Brownfish launched BSFFNYC in 2011, linking filmmakers with industry and audiences, and serving as a springboard for prestigious festivals such as Festival de Cannes Court Metrage (Short Film Corner), New York International Film Festival and
American Documentary Film Festival.

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