If the Brooklyn Film Festival is our area’s Sundance Film Festival, then the Greenpoint Film Festival is our Telluride Film Festival.
Web series are a dime a dozen. Every flunky with an idea, an iPhone or digital camera now feels they’re qualified to shoot a web series. “Technical prowess and the syntax of English be damned,” they scream as they upload their dreck to the web. With powerful distribution tools like YouTube and Vimeo making it easy to reach an audience…God, help us.
Each filmmaking collective had eight weeks to create a compelling short form narrative based on time travel. The fact that all ten did so with such aplomb is a testament to their skills and the best of what our community offers.
The filmmaker has to engage the viewer somehow. Regrettably, with Dragon Girls there is a serious lack of engagement and nothing to care about.
Movies are about suspension of reality, well the best ones are. I can’t say that Francesca Gregorini’s film “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” is one of the best ones, but it is pretty damn good.
The short film genre gives artists a truly unencumbered opportunity to tell their story and sometimes, they even do.
Brooklyn Film Festival in Full Swing – Three-pack screening of Bye, Freckle, and Hank and Asha at Windmill Studios
With over 106 films from 24 countries spanning every genre, you are certain to find something you will enjoy at The Brooklyn Film Festival this week.