From movies on rooftops to free screenings in parks, Brooklyn has no shortage of film festivals. Events run throughout the year, but summer is definitely the high season. Here's a list of can't-miss festivals in Brooklyn:
This rooftop film festival has been going strong since 1997. Watch independent shorts, documentaries, and features from around the world at venues ranging from the roof of Fort Greene's Brooklyn Tech to the lawn of the Automotive High School in Williamsburg.
This 12-year-old film festival receives more than 2,000 entries each year (2,770 films from 110 countries in 2009!), and this summer, you'll be able to watch the 114 selected films at multiple theaters throughout Brooklyn. Many of the past selections have gone on to be released nationally.
This first-ever film festival, presented by BAM, features 18 new movies from America's most promising documentary filmmakers, outdoor screenings, a shorts program, an all-night movie marathon, and more.
At this outdoor film festival, movies are shown weekly in DUMBO's Brooklyn Bridge Park. All movies are free and begin at sundown.
In what has become a yearly tradition for Williamsburg's McCarren Park, this summer film series delivers free Wednesday night movies to huge crowds; last year, over 30,000 people attended the festival.
The 9th annual Coney Island Film Festival will be held at Sideshows By The Seashore and the Coney Island Museum in Coney Island.