Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival Screening and Awards Ceremony Invades Wythe Hotel

    Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival Screening and Awards Ceremony Invades Wythe Hotel

    September 25, 2021

    Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

    Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased ON THIS PAGE…

    36 finalists across seven categories, including Best in Brooklyn, to be featured 

    The Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival ends its week-long virtual run on September 25 with a live in-person event at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn.

    The BSFFF is currently virtually screening all 162 selections, from 18 countries. Viewers can still register for the event, watch the films and cast their vote for their favorites. A People’s Choice selection will be announced as part of the awards ceremony at the Wythe Hotel.

    The live event will screen all 36 finalists across seven categories – Live Action Short Film, Animated Short Film, Comedy SciFi Short Film, Student Short Film, Feature Live Action, College Short Film and SciFi Documentary Short Film. In addition to an awards ceremony, there will be an open bar, surprise guests and interviews with filmmakers.

    Returning for its second year, the BSFFF will also feature a Best in Brooklyn category highlighting films made by local filmmakers, individuals who studied filmmaking in Brooklyn and films that were shot in the borough.

    Local films include The Dark Odyssey, filmed in Brooklyn by Michael Lavine and nominated in the Animation Short category, C by Derek Van Gorder, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and nominated in the Live Action Short category, Depart by Brooklyn-based Mathilde Suissa, Elfenlied by Brooklynite Julian Griggs and Genesis, by Jorgan Duran who currently resides in Manhattan but studied film at CUNY Brooklyn College.

    Selections will be judged by a diverse and accomplished group of jurors including award winning artist and filmmaker Peter Bolte, illustrator and author Jay Cooper, writer and journalist Brad Balfour and English filmmaker Mark Neale.

    The Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival made a successful debut in 2020, in spite of a challenging year, recognizing and premiering over 100 new, independent science-fiction films created by filmmakers from 18 countries around the world.