The complete program has been launched for the thirteenth annual Bushwick Movie Competition. Resulting from COVID-19, this yr’s pageant shall be held completely on-line and run from Oct. 21 till Oct. 25.
The 2020 pageant will function greater than 100 totally different movies created by filmmakers from 30 totally different nations. The creators of the pageant have constructed a secure streaming platform, much like Hulu or Netflix, the place the entire movies and pricing choices are at present listed.
Along with movies, the pageant will function a two-day film trade convention, screenplay readings, trade mixers, film trivia nights, reside music and day by day Q&A periods with a few of the filmmakers and stars.
To remain on prime of all of it, try the full festival program. In the course of the pageant, the workforce can even be working a ten a.m. morning information desk on Instagram Live, the place updates, recaps and different info shall be supplied.
The pageant’s opening evening and awards ceremony shall be broadcasted on Fb Dwell on Oct. 21 and Oct. 25, respectively. Each occasions will function particular messages from native celebrities and elected officers together with Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, Council Member Antonio Reynoso, MOME Commissioner Anne del Castillo and Eric Gertler, President and CEO Designate of Empire State Improvement.
Fittingly, the theme of the 2020 pageant is transformation. To characterize that theme, the pageant has determined to make this yr’s image the butterfly.
“As now we have all felt in 2020, there have been large modifications and challenges that appear endless,” Kweighbaye Kotee, the founder and director of the pageant, wrote in an e mail publication. “From COVID-19 to the lack of Black lives by the hands of police, the passing of our beloved heroes, wildfires, devastation in Beirut — it feels just like the strains between actuality and the movies we watch on display screen have turn into blurry.”
“The butterfly symbolizes the brand new yr for us and for movie in a couple of method: intervals of darkness can result in brighter outcomes, and perseverance is important on the lengthy journey there,” Kotee added.
Since its delivery, 13 years in the past, the Bushwick Movie Competition has proven the creations of practically 500 filmmakers from Brooklyn and greater than 50 totally different nations. It prides itself on shining a light-weight on ladies and numerous filmmakers. Final yr, roughly 50 p.c of movies proven on the Bushwick Movie Competition have been directed by a feminine or particular person of shade.
“After 13 years, I nonetheless get so excited when the pageant arrives. Working with my workforce to current the pageant this yr regardless of all of the challenges, is a testomony to our collective love and dedication to storytelling,” Kotee mentioned in a press release. Now we have an unbelievable lineup of movies and nice conversations in retailer!”
Tickets can be found a la carte and by the use of multi-film packages. A single movie go is $7. Bushwick residents should buy the closely discounted Bushwick Group Cross for $35.
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