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Notes from the field

We’ve had a great time working with Philip on this short term internship. We asked him to give us a brief synopsis of his stay in New York and life goals. Here is what he said: I’m here from Sweden, living in Greenpoint for a few months, and just celebrated my 21st birthday.  I took…

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Notes from the field: Voting for the SAG Awards

We welcome Michelle Macau back to GFF – now on her fourth year. Michelle has worked with us on event management, ticketing, submissions, film selections and panels. She has had a very busy year with acting gigs, and teaching. We asked Michelle to send us some notes for our blog: As a member of The…

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Notes from the field: The importance of independent film festivals

Steve Swartz, one of our judges from last year’s GFF final selection talked to us recently about the benefit of film festival, in particular small film festivals. Here is what he had to say: I would say that the film festivals – and especially the small ones – are the cinematic equivalent of the Irish…

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Notes from the field

We talked to Bruno Barros to ask him what he’s been up to since last March’s GFF16. He tells us that he has been fully immersed in the film industry after quitting his very lucrative IT job and that he is very happy. Here in his own words: I work in the Locations department on…

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About Greenpoint 2016

Filmmaker Coleen Fitzgibbon and Artist Peter Fend, being asked to think of what’s going on in Greenpoint, took a boat ride in February on one of the most polluted bodies of water in the US. This is Newtown Creek, on the border of Greenpoint and Queens—and a Superfund site. Two boats were used, one paddled…

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About Coleen Fitzgibbon Co-Director of Greenpoint 2016

I am an experimental and documentary filmmaker/artist since 1972 and often work in collaboration with other artists. I have been interested in the urban environment since the early seventies, and worked with artist Gorden Matta-Clark on his 1974 (unfinished) film on New York’s water systems and also my film LES on urban ghetto conditions. Recently…

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Newtown Creek Revival

By Peter Fend for the program Art & Activism Part II by Coleen Fitzgibbon and Peter Fend Probably the name was De Nieuwe Tuin Kreek, in Dutch. The region was De Nieuwe Tuin, meaning “the new garden.” The rather wide stream was called “Kreek,” with its many “Kills,” or smaller streams. This stream was not…

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Greenpoint Film Festival 2014 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 Woven Spaces, Inc. Presents the Fourth Annual Greenpoint Film Festival Sept. 18th-21st, 2014 Greenpoint, Brooklyn Announcing the 2014 Greenpoint Film Festival, from September 18 through 21 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with four days of curated and competitive programs. Most screenings will be held at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room, at…

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Greenpoint Film and Arts Forum

Please Join us tonight!

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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…

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Film lineup for GFF13 !

Animation: “Elk Grass”, Abbey Luck, Best Animation Short “The Pyrotechnician’s Daughter”, Courtney Taniguchi, Official Selection “Silent Voices”, David O’Brien, Official Selection Narrative: “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…

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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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A BIG THANK YOU

TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN MAKING GFF 12 INTO AN EXCITING AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR !!!                   Click above for a fullsize downloadable version.

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GFF12 Documentary Shorts highlight: Rip Smops

directed by Jenny Miller, Sam Phillips & Arielle Edelman, 21min A documentary portrait of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and DJ Rip Smops who has been making music for over 30 years and is ready for his big break.

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GFF12 presents another highlight from the Documentary Program: Wimoweh

directed by Sean Gallagher, 10min A charming reflection on the success of the 1960’s American male doo-wop group The Tokens, made famous by their hit single “The Lion Sleep Tonight,” as told by band member Jay Seigel.

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GGF12 presents the NOW COLLECTION our winner for Best Experimental Short

directed by Aki Goto, 39mins Multimedia artist Aki Goto’s fashion-video epic for her Now Collection is as sweet as it is daring, highlighting her one-of-a-kind repurposed creations while exploring the idea of the present outside of time.

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GFF12 presents a highlight from the Environmental Program: Newtown

directed by Sarah Choi, 8min In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Sarah Choi exposes the history and realities of the Greenpoint Oil Spill – one of the largest, and least publicized man-made disasters in the USA – and its impact on local communities.

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GFF12 presents its winner for Best Narrative Short: ANGELFISH

directed by Michael Tyburski, 11min After a difficult breakup, a quiet young man moves off the grid and onto a sailboat on New York’s East River in search of what can not be found within the confines of the city.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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GFF12 Narrative Feature: Maybe Tomorrow

In Michael Wolfe’s NARRATIVE FEATURE drama MAYBE TOMORROW three men are haunted by a crime that severs their friendships but connects them to each other for life. After fifteen years of denial, they revisit the one night that changed their lives. http://maybetomorrowthefilm.com/

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OPENING NIGHT GFF 2012!

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 Reception7:00pm Screening of Deaf Jam8:15pm Q & A with director Judy Lieff, main character Aneta Brodski with ASL…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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GFF12 Festival Highlight: Lost in America, Winner Best Documentary Short

Directed by Ian Kennedy, 39min A poetic urban western, Lost In America is a unique portrait of eccentric poet and singer Philip Norris who struggles to survive in the quickly changing neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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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…

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Tom Jarmusch's Sometimes City Headlines Experimental Documentary Program

From Cineaste Magazine: ” an unshowy dedication to portraying a city through the words and faces of its residents, and its patience in allowing its accumulation of unspectacular filmed encounters to gradually form an incredibly revealing mosaic of a deeply troubled urban community.

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We Reached Our Kickstarter Goal!

A huge thanks out to our backers. We are very grateful. Now on to the show!

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Another highlight for GFF12's upcoming program

Bestiaire buffaloBestiaire is an elegant meditation on the nature of sentience and the boundaries between nature and “civilization”.

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We're in the final turn of our Kickstarter campaign

Folks, thanks so much for your contributions. As you see we are almost there, but we still have a gap to bridge. Please spread the word to as many others as possible. Below are a few still previews of coming attractions to this year’s festival. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2123586201/2012-greenpoint-film-festival Cheers & much gratitude, GFF

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2012 Kickstarter is Now in Gear

Please help grow our 2nd annual festival by contributing to our Kickstarter campaign. Thank you!

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Sunset Cruise & After Party Fundraiser 2012 Was a Success

Sunset Cruise & After Party Fundraiser 2012, a set on Flickr. Thanks so much to our sponsors, especially the East River Ferry, our amazing volunteers, and all who came out to support the Festival.

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Tickets Are Still Hot for the June 21st Fundraising Event

You can still get on board to cool off from Thursday’s oncoming climate change 90 plus degree oven, with  cool river and ocean breezes and sipping wine and Brooklyn Brew on our East River Sunset Cruise.  Tickets are STILL AVAILABLE! Download our flyer.