PRESS Press 2017

2017 GFF Press Release


Woven Spaces, Inc. Presents the
Sixth Annual Greenpoint Film Festival
May 4-7, 2017
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Announcing the 6th Annual 2017 Greenpoint Film Festival, from May 4th through May 7th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with four days of competitive submissions and curated programs. Screenings willbe held at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room, at 80 Wythe Ave.
For its 6th year, the Greenpoint Film Festival presents an exciting schedule of carefully selected shorts and feature-length films, chosen by a panel of six judges from hundreds of submissions in four categories: Narrative , Documentary, Experimental, and Animation.
The festival kicks off on May 4th with Greenpoint 2017 by Coleen Fitzgibbons, which chronicles thetoxic remediation of Brooklyn’s waterfront areas, along with Waterways of Hope by Robert DiMaio, which focuses on the individuals involved in environmental projects along Newtown Creek in NYC. On view Friday is winning Narrative Feature, The Fates , and I am Her , the winning Documentary Short.
From Willy Hartland’s Animation, NYC Sketchbook, to Afshin Hashemi’s Soft Voice , the festival presents a diversity of work on Saturday that confronts the viewers, while often being incredibly introspective,funny, and emotional. This includes the exciting story of Rebel Rossa by his great-grandson, Williams Cole, and a modern day Polish documentary about a young girl and everyday life with her deaf parents.
On Sunday, a series of local and international environmental shorts will be projected, as well as a curated program of Artists on Artists, encouraging a dialogue about the many ways that art contributes to the community. This aligns with the Greenpoint Film Festival’s ongoing mission to show the imperative ties between art and the public.
Tickets can be purchased online and at the door. Check out the schedule at for detailed information andfilm synopses. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Greenpoint Film Festival is produced by Woven Spaces, Inc , a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization designed to create art/community projects. The festival is inspired by the regenerative opportunities in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, once labeled one of the most polluted places in the United States. The themes of renewal and reclamation continue to play a major role in the social and creative fabric of the Greenpoint Film Festival as it constantly expands into a platform for new thinking, as well as a showcase for great art and great film.