Founded in 2011, The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the only international independent film festival in the world dedicated to the vibrant Brooklyn independent film scene, its diverse filmmakers and audiences. We screen films and entertain audiences across the entire borough, including neighborhoods traditionally underserved by cultural events. And we are committed to inclusion among filmmakers, film genres, and audiences. The Brooklyn scene is overflowing with talent, in every neighborhood and community. But since Manhattan-adjacent north Brooklyn neighborhoods are often seen as the focus for art and culture, the bulk of Kings County is excluded. AoBFF has successfully expanded the notion of “Brooklyn” to include the entire borough again.
We’ve also developed our own streaming channel, called Brooklyn On Demand— the only video-on-demand platform for Brooklyn-centric titles. By creating our own free channel we’re making Brooklyn’s indie film scene accessible to audiences internationally, and affirming the borough’s importance as a center for independent film and media.
We are a 21st century film festival; we’ve maximized our value to filmmakers and audiences by expanding the idea of what a film festival can — and should— do.