image by courtesy of Bushwick Film Festival

It is true! The big, awesome, sixth (!!) Bushwick Film Festival  kicked off last night and continues throughout the entire weekend. This year, the festival takes place at Light Space Studios at 1115 Flushing Ave, and you can buy a festival pass for $75 or tickets to individual events for $10. What else can you look forward to besides great short and feature films? Well, get ready for digital storytelling, nostalgic art, lotsa parties, networking, panels on the future of Bushwick, filmmaking and more! Does it sound a little overwhelming? No worries, simply check out our easy breezy day-to-day BFF guide to catch all the highlights!


We Will Riot + The Opening Party Night (7:45PM-2AM, $10)

 #openbar  #redcarpet #networking

Friday night will officially commence with a screening of We Will Riot, a film about an up-and-coming DJ from an affluent New York family who decides to track his roots in Vilnius, Lithuania. The cast and the crew will party with you after the premiere at Light Space Studios until the late night/early morning. Look forward to DJ Greg Caz and a projected art installation called Montagnes by Laurent Pernot.


Building a Better Bushwick Panel (Noon-1:30PM, free)

#gentrification #talks #civic

The Bushwick community is awakening to the very real reality of gentrification in the midst of the Rheingold Brewery rezoning saga. The panel (consisting of Thomas Burr Dodd, the owner of Brooklyn Fire Proof , Jose Lopez, lead organizer of Make the Road New YorkMeryl Meisler, artist and art educator, Daryl-Ann Saunders, artist and activist and Nadine Whitted, district manager of Bushwick’s Community Board 4) will try to answers difficult questions on Saturday at noon. It’s free, so go and bring your local developer with you.

Meet The Story Tellers Panel  (4PM, $10 for the entire New Media Interactive Day)

#webseries #talks

Meet Yamin Segal of East WillyB; Joe Wilson of Vampire Mob web series and others. Part of the New Media Interactive Day will be this panel on storytelling within the realm of the internet.

Una Noche @ Light Space Studios (9PM, $10)

#sexy #cuba

Film Una Noche to be screened at 9PM is set in Havana and will follow one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tension, that burns to a shocking climax.


Short Films (1-3PM, $10)


Spend your early Sunday afternoon watching a variety of short films. From animated Women Who Hates Plants to serious short drama Daughter.

Awards Night (8-11PM, free with RSVP)

#fancy #bushwickoscars

Best Feature Film Award and Best Short Film Award will be presented by the big fancy jury on Sunday night. And you should be there!