Greenpoint Star: Greenpoint Film Festival returns this weekend

Sep 16, 2014 by Andrew Shilling

The Greenpoint Film Festival is back with a whole new lineup of local and international films, ranging from experimental and avant-garde to environmentally focused documentaries, as well as animated films and shorts.

Opening night is Thursday, September 18, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave., a day festival founder Rosa Valado said manages to creep up just a little quicker every year.

“It’s a very exciting composite of films we’re putting together,” Valado said in anticipation of the fourth annual film festival. “We have films from Australia, France and one from Japan, but a bulk of them are from here in the community.”

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Greenpoint Gazette: Greenpoint Film Fest Returns, Raising Environmental Awareness in the Nabe

Sep 10, 2014 by Tanay Warerkar

GFF 2014 in the Greenpoint Gazette
The Wythe Hotel will once again play host to the Greenpoint Film Festival, which this year highlights the best-in themes of renewal and reclamation and how to creatively address the needs of a neighborhood considered one of the most polluted in the country.

For four days next week, the festival will showcase films shortlisted by a panel of six judges who chose from over 200 entries to this year’s festival.

Films were submitted in four categories namely Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, and Animation.

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