Selection Jury – GFF13

Jeremy Kipp Walker is a New York-based producer/ director and partner at the independent film production company Journeyman Pictures. Among the films that he has produced are Sophie Barthes’ Cold Souls, starring Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, and Emily Watson; and Mark Heller’s The Passage, starring Stephen Dorff and Sarai Givaty.

By day, Keith R. Higgons is a cube dwelling scallywag and by night an avid media enthusiast. He is a playwright, writer, short film maker, blogger, publisher, entrepreneur and balloon contortionist. He is a long time resident of Greenpoint and Wiliamsburg who currently lives on the South Side. You can find him at and

Michael Sayers has spent most of his time in New York working at movie theaters, including Bleecker Street Cinema, 8th Street Playhouse and twelve years at Film Forum (including two as repertory programming associate). He currently owns and operates PHOTOPLAY VIDEO & DVD in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Rachael Guma is a filmmaker and sound artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her films have screened at the San Francisco Cinematheque, RX Gallery, Mono No Aware, Northern Flickers, Microscope Gallery, Millennium Film Workshop, and Another Experiment by Women Film Festival (AXWFF). She has curated screenings for Millennium Film Workshop and Anthology Film Archives.

Tom Jarmusch is an artist and filmmaker. His work includes films, videos, installations and photography. His work has been shown internationally in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America and at festivals around the world. He has worked for movies as an Art Director, Prop Master, and in the Locations department for Directors including: Robert Frank, Claire Denis, Aki Kaurismaki, Ang Lee, Michael Almereyda, and his brother Jim Jarmusch. He lives and works in NYC.

Film lineup for GFF13 !

“Elk Grass”, Abbey Luck, Best Animation Short

“The Pyrotechnician’s Daughter”,
Courtney Taniguchi, Official Selection
“Silent Voices”, David O’Brien, Official Selection


“La Vallée des Larmes”, Maryanne Zehil, Best Narrative Feature
“Your Side of the Bed”, Jason Jeffrey, Official Selection Narrative Feature
“Mojave”, Peter Sasowsky, Best Narrative Short
“Epilogue”, Dylan Allen, Official Selection Narrative Shorts
“The Windermere Guest”, Greg Slagle, Official Selection Narrative Shorts
“The Sleepy Man”, Oona Mekas, Official Selection Narrative Shorts


“The Hill”, Lisa Molomot, Best Documentary Feature
“At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd”, Max Kutner, Best Documentary Short


“Dans L’Oeil de la Forgeronne”, Pierre Bundock,
Guy Pelletir, Best Experimental Short
“C.A.G.E.”, Richard Evans, Honorable Mention Experimental Shorts
“Culebra Jr.”, Daniela Delgado Viteri, Honorable Mention Experimental Shorts
“Two Seconds After Laughter”, David Rousseve, Official Selection Experimental Shorts
“Sleep”, Karl Nussbaum, Official Selection Experimental Shorts
“Ambients VOL.1”, Aaron Leeder, Official Selection Experimental Shorts

GFF 2013 Jury

Here are the names of the jury for GFF 2013!
Tom Jarmusch
Rachael Guma
Keith R. Higgons
Jeremy Kipp Walker
Michael Sayers



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Eventbrite - Greenpoint Film Festival 2012 Opening Night - Thu 9/20

The 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival opens Thursday, Sept. 20 with the winner of the Documentary Features competition, Judy Lieff’s Deaf Jam, a mind-opening look into the world of American Sign Language (ASL) Slam Poetry!

6:00pm Opening Reception
7:00pm Screening of Deaf Jam
8:15pm Q & A with director Judy Lieff, main character Aneta Brodski with ASL interpreter Veronica Staehle.
8:30pm After Party

Location: 186 Huron Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Between Manhattan Ave & McGuinness Blvd.

Subway: G line to Greenpoint Ave station. 
Bus: B62 or B43 to Manhattan Av/India Street.
East River Ferry: to Greenpoint/India Street.

Deaf Jam Aneta Brodski

Aneta Brodski in Deaf Jam directed by Judy Lieff


GFF12: Narrative Feature Louise and Her Lover

Director: Ryan Balas
Running Time: 72 min

Lines get blurred in this erotic thriller testing the nature of

relationships and boundaries. Lousie and Lilly, two young models, and Johanna, a young painter, become involved in a twisted three-way relationship that once started as civil then shifts into complicated territory. Beautifully shot, this is the world premier screening for “Louise and Her Lover”.
Louise and Her Lover

Opening our ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM at the Newtown Creek Visitors’ Center

Opening our ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM at the Newtown Creek Visitors’ Center location is David Leitner’s NEWTOWN CREEK DIGESTOR EGGS: THE ART OF HUMAN WASTE.
The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, epitomizes wha

t can be achieved by progressive government working with local activists to adopt the latest technology – but it’s the award-winning architecture and design courtesy of New York City’s Percent for Art program that will drop your jaw, especially those eight magnificent Digester Eggs.
An unusual marriage of form and function energizes the jaw-droppingly beautiful Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn, New York.
Filmmaker will be present.
Newtown Treatment Plant - Diggester Eggs

GFF12 : Bill Morrison Selection curated by Paul Dallas

GFF12 : Bill Morrison Selection curated by Paul Dallas

Bill Morrison’s re-workings of rare archival footage often paired with rich soundtracks have earned him international recognition as “one of the most adventurous American filmmakers.”

His work addresses collective mythologies and forgotten narratives, both real and imagined.

Paul Dallas will be presenting a selection of short and feature films spanning over 10 years of Morrison’s career.


Bill Morrison

GFF12: Last Call at the Oasis

by Jessica Yu, 105 min

Screening as part of the curated environmental section at the Newton Creek Visitor Center.

Cinematic journalism at its best, Jessica Yu’s startling documentary, is a call to action regarding the current water crisis. The film exposes the consequences of human and corporate decisions made affecting our water on a local and global scale.

Last Call at the Oasis

Highlight from Themed Section: Community -The Domino Effect

by Daniel Phelps, Megan Sperry and Brian Paul, 50min

The Domino Effect is a documentary which explores the Domino Sugar Factory development project in Williamsburg and its projected impact on the neighborhood. Told through the voices of longtime residents, the film conveys the personal impact of gentrification while also shedding light on the controversial process of real estate development in New York City.

Stay tuned for program details.

The Domino Effect

GFF12 Festival Highlight: Golf in the Kingdom, Winner of Best Narrative Feature

Directed by Susan Streitfeld – Produced by Mindy Affrime, 86 min

Golf in the Kingdom, is adapted from Michael Murphy’s 1972 classic novel. A blend of sport and mysticism, it tells the story of Michael, who in 1956 is bound for an ashram in India when he stops over in Scotland to play one last game on a renowned course named Burningbush. There he encounters Shivas Irons, a pro with a philosophical and metaphysical bent, who profoundly alters the young man’s perceptions of golf and life.

Stay tuned for program details.

Golf in the Kingdom


GFF12 for Micro-Budget: Love Stalker

Shot in the environs of St. Louis in five weeks with a $20,000 budget and a Canon 5D Mark II, filmmakers Brian Bowls MacLean and Matt  “Mugs” Glasson crafted together a witty and semi-gritty “un-romantic comedy” feature. Love Stalker is the highlight of GFF12’s Micro-Budget category.  Q & A with the filmmakers will follow. Stay tuned for program details.

Love Stalker

Another highlight for GFF12’s upcoming program


Director Denis Côté Canada/France, 2011, 72 min, color

Bestiaire is an elegant meditation on the nature of sentience and the boundaries between nature and “civilization”. We observe animals, they also observe us and one another; the mutual beholding initiates a shift in consciousness. We are left with an awareness of the constraints of captivity and of some liberation of mental constraint.

Bestiaire buffalo