The Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) is proud to announce the film line up for its 13th annual festival, themed STUNT. The competitive event will run from June 4TH through June 13TH at indieScreen and the Brooklyn Heights Cinema.
BiFF will present over 100 film premieres that were selected from over 2,400 submissions coming from 92 countries. This year, BiFF will screen a record 16 films that were made by Brooklyn filmmakers with 12 films set in Brooklyn.
The films will be combined in 64 film programs (each film will be shown twice). BiFF will operate two screening rooms throughout the festival. On June 4th, the opening night films, “Gabi on the Roof in July” and “The Welfare Worker” will be shown at 7:30pm at Brooklyn Heights Cinema and the after-party will be celebrated at The powerHouse Arena from 10pm to 1am.
Highlights of feature films to be shown include:
Gabi on the Roof in July | NY Premiere
Director: Lawrence Michael Levine
Narrative Feature / United States, 2010 99 min
An edgy character-driven ensemble comedy about ex-girlfriends, sibling rivalry and whipped cream set in a city that’s constantly in flux.
Bad Day to Go Fishing | NY Premiere
Director: Alvaro Brechner
Narrative Feature / Uruguay, 2009 110 min
The former strongest man on earth and his crafty manager tour small-town South America staging wrestling matches and challenging all comers.
The Minutemen Movie | World Premiere
Director: Corey Wascinski
Feature Documentary / United States, 2010 82 min
In 2005, the Minutemen positioned themselves along the U.S./Mexico border. Dissatisfied with the influx of undocumented immigrants and fed up with the lack of government involvement, they are armed, energetic, and bound by common ideals.
Queen of the Sun | East Coast Premiere
Director: Taggart Siegel
Feature Documentary / United States, 2010 83 min
Without bees, Albert Einstein said, “man would only have four years of life left.” From the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John comes a profound, alternative look at the tragic global bee crisis.
Ten Stories Tall | NY Premiere
Director: David Garrett
Narrative Feature / United States, 2010 96 min
As two New York families grieve the loss of a beloved matriarch, death takes center stage in their own daily struggles. Soon becoming a force for startling revelations in their lives, death spurs unexpected journeys of self-discovery.
Colin Hearts Kay | World Premiere
Director: Sebastian Conley
Narrative Feature / United States, 2010 82 min
Brooklyn has been called “The Bloggiest Place in America” and this charming, wildly inventive feature is one of the first films set in the world of Brooklyn bloggers. Park Slope cartoonist Colin Jenson takes us on a hilarious journey back in time to uncover what went wrong over his three year relationship with Kay Ho, a successful food blogger.
Win/Win | US Premiere
Director: Jaap van Heusden
Narrative Feature / Netherlands, 2010 83 min
“Cock-a-doodle-doo, you sneaky post-it sucker.” Ivan’s innocent game of secretly sticking yellow notes with stock tips all over the big investment bank is over. A senior trader catches him red-handed and pulls him out of the stuffy research department into the buzz of the dealing room.
For full film lineup and general info please visit www.brooklynfilmfestival.org