Katarina Hybenova


The harvest time in New York looks a lot like an onslaught of fantastic cultural events. In the same vein, Bushwick Film Festival usually rolls out in October without a warning (okay, I admit they do a lot of marketing before the festival, it’s just me who doesn’t seem to see it), and offers so so much good stuff, it puts one in a massive FOMO frenzy. 

But inhale, exhale. We’ve done the research for you and are happy to share what’s not to be missed! Make sure you buy your tickets in advance, as the seats fill up quickly, and don’t forget to use the code BUSHWICK10 at the checkout for 25-percent discount!!

 Midnight Alternative Horror

Friday, Syndicated (40 Bogart St.), 12:15 a.m. – 01:25 a.m.

I personally hate mainstream horror movies because I get scared at night and require that all my cats and husband stay awake with me, but I’d watch this indie oddball batch of six horrors with a pinch of humor to them. 

 Short Films: ‘This Woman’s Work’

Sunday, LightSpace Studios (1115 Flushing Ave.), 02:30 p.m. – 04 p.m.

On Sunday, go watch six short films made by women about women who struggle with the societal norms and their environments. Very timely indeed!

 Short Films: ‘Film as Critique / America’

Sunday, LightSpace Studios (1115 Flushing Ave.), 12 p.m. – 01:25 p.m.

Again, what could be timelier than a block of short films that examine the current state of living in America. 

 Web Series / New Media

Saturday, Chemistry Creative (305 Ten Eyck St.), 09:30 p.m. – 10:50 p.m.

Some of the best filmmaking is present in this date and age in TV. Go watch the newcomers on the scene. You never know which one of these will be on Netflix next year!

 Short Films: ‘Bushwick & Chill’

Saturday, LightSpace Studios (1115 Flushing Ave.), 07:30 p.m. – 08:55 p.m.

Definitely don’t miss out on the freshest crop of filmmakers who reside in Bushwick. 

Whose Streets? – Directed by Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis

Saturday, Chemistry Creative (305 Ten Eyck St.), 07 p.m. – 08:45 p.m.

On Saturday, don’t miss a documentary about how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired community to fight back. 

 Pretty Far From Okay – Directed by Helena Hufnagel

Saturday, Syndicated (40 Bogart St.), 10:30 p.m. – 11:55 p.m.

In “Pretty Far From Okay,” 27-year-old Isi is going through a quarter-life crisis with a drink in hand. Hashtag relatable or what? 

Cover image: still from “Pretty Far From Okay”