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The 8th Annual Red Hook Film Festival

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The 2014 Red Hook Film Festival October 18th & 19th Screening

Proudly announces it is now one of the longest running Film Festivals in NYC. We hold our festival in conjunction with BWAC's fall art exhibition. This year the 2014, Red Hook International Film And Video Festival screenings will take place on October 18th & 19th at The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition's Screening Room, 499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. We hope to see you and your films at the festival. So please submit your work and come to the festival it's a wonderful experience had by all.

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Call For Entries!

We are looking for a lot of great films for the Red Hook Film Festival, There is still time to enter your work!
ELIGIBILITY : This is a juried competition open to all Filmmakers, Artists, Videographers, Animators or Video Artists who have produced a film, video, animation or motion design,or commercial project. Young film makers must submit a permission form. See submission guidelines.
CATEGORIES: We are accepting submissions in all catagories including but not limited to Documentary, Drama, Comedy, Animation, Commercial, Experimental, CG and Video Art.

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Submission Deadline: Postmarked Friday, September 26, 2014

The festival is looking for short films in any genre including Film, Video, and Animations and Experimental projects with special categories for Young filmmakers and Brooklyn filmmakers.
ENTRY FORM : Complete the  2014 Red Hook International Film And Video Festival Entry Form and send it back to us with your film.
SUBMISSIONS: will be accepted from June 1 to Sept. 26th, 2014

Please send us your file on DVD or upload the movie via "Dropbox" and send Submission fees of $25, by check made out to "The Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition."
or via PayPal and Creditcards are accepted accepted as payment for the Red Hook Film and Video Festival. GO TO THE BWAC WEBSITE and press the Donate Button, make a payment and Send Us the reciept.

Entry Form


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Send your complete entry submission package to:
The Red Hook International Film Festival
C/O Ohm Acoustics Corp.
76 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
for more information email your questions to the 2014 Festival Chair, Daniel Durning
at info@redhookfilmfest.com

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The Red Hook Film is an Open Call, jurried exhibition, of Independant Films. Our Screening is held annually in Red Hook, Brooklyn at BWAC's Screening Room. exhibition of Submissions Deadline: Postmarked Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Please send download locations such as FTP site or shared "Dropbox" to the chair via email. After you make a payment Send Us the reciept and file location for the Jury's consideration.

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Entry Form

Make sure you have all the permissions and rights to screen your film in the festival. Complete the 2014 Red Hook Film Festival
Entry Form: 2014 Entry Form

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Mailing Address

Red Hook International Film Festival
76 Degraw St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Payment Methods

Submission fees are $25 per entry.
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2013 Festival Awards

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Films Awards from 7th Annual Screening

This is a juried competition open to all Filmmakers, Artists, Videographers, Animators or Video Artists who have produced a film, video, animation or motion design, or commercial project. The 2013 Festival featured one day dedicated to The Wake of Hurricane Sandy and wanted to give our film community a venue to voice, to air, and to screen the images and films of work inspired by the trauma and hardships our friends,neighbors and neighborhoods devestated by the storm.
Link To Past Websites

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2013 Best Film: If These Knishes Could Talk

If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the NY Accent
Director: Heather Quinlan
Documentary Video, color, 2012, 55:00 minutes

This Documentary stars Penny Marshall, Alan Dershowitz, Pete Hamill and a lot of New Yorkers It's about how the accent evolved, how it fits with a New Yorker's identity, and if its disappearing as New York changes.

Director's Link

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2013 Best Director: Mauricio Mo Zapata

Directed by Mauricio Mo Zapata
Narrative Short, color, 2012, 20:00 minutes

An older couple coming to terms with their own mortality,invite their adult children to dinner,but they come with problems of their own.

Director's Link

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2013 Best Documentary: At The Corner of 3rd and 3rd

At The Corner of 3rd and 3rd
Directed by Max Kutner
Documentary, color, 2012, 20:43 minutes

Explores the evolving character of Gowanus, Brooklyn and the mysterious New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building that captivates all who pass it. Constructed in 1873, the building at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street is a historic landmark, but has been mostly abandoned since the 1960s. The Coignet Building got back in the news when Whole Foods broke ground on its first Brooklyn market just a few feet away from the landmark. Through archival materials and interviews with historians, activists, artists, photographers, and local residents, the 20-minute film presents the first comprehensive account of the past, present, and future of the Coignet Building and how a community looks to the future while fighting to preserve the past.

Director's Link

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2013 Spirit Of Red Hook: Antonio "Sunny" Balzano

Sunny's Renaissance: Raw Hospitality Along the Waterfront
Directed by James Robert Reid
Documentary, color, 2012, 37:40 minutes

In 1890, Antonio "Sunny" Balzano's family moved from Italy to what is now known as Red Hook, Brooklyn."Sunny's Bar" (and the adjacent original family's home on Conover Street) survived numerous and profound, social, economic and demographic changes during the 79 years of Sunny's life. None of these transitions and challenges however, pales in comparison to the devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy that left both Sunny and his wife, Tone (pronounced "too-nah") wondering if their iconic and treasured gathering place would ever, could ever, be open again.

Director's Link

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2013 Honors: Huricane Sandy Documentaries

Surviving Sandy
Directed by Alex Budman
Documentary, color, 2012, 7:15 minutes

This film chronicles 3 different families in Rockaway Beach as they attempt to rebuild and recover from Hurricane Sandy. Representing different socio-economic backgrounds, all families are linked together by their strength and courage in overcoming such hardships.

Sharon's Story
Directed by Renee Bergan
Documentary, color, 2013, 11:24 minutes

Sharon Plummer, a Far Rockaways resident, who stood up to help her community after Hurricane Sandy.

The Storm / Coney Island History Project
Directed by Charles Denson
Documentary, color, 2012, 20:00 minutes

This film shows the destruction of parts of Coney Island that came with Hurricane Sandy.

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2014 Festival Chair:
Daniel Durning

Screening Programmers:

Mauricio Mo Zapata
Daniel Durning
Mike Olshan

Screening Room Manager:
Mike Olshan

  Red Hook Film Festival
  Tel: 718-596-2506
   Email: info@redhookfilmfest.com
   Festival Website Design: www.fantasticimage.com

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