Brooklyn filmmakers are meeting at the Under Water Lounge at Water St. Restaurant on November 30th to screen local films and get to know each other. The event starts at 7 and goes two hours. Brooklyn short films will be shown at the event, which will be a good networking opportunity for Brooklyn artists. Brooklyn Arts Council is sponsoring the meet-and-greet and will be attending, as well as passing out information about their screening programs. With drink specials, films, good company and perhaps even collaboration opportunities springing from the event, it’s a great evening for local filmmakers and film buffs alike to attend.
For artists and audiences looking for further film events, the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival will be screening just a few days later. On December 3rd at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society a series of short documentary films – primarily under fifteen minutes – will be screened. Their theme will be “Brooklyn Roots; Past & Present” and several shorts will be shown. It’s the fourth year the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival is returning, and history seems to be it’s leading theme. Films can be submitted year round for the festival, though those submitted too late may be shown at next year’s screening.
Whether a spectator, artist, critic or all of those things combined, Brooklyn has a constant stream of new film events. The Brooklyn Filmmakers meeting and the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival are both great gateways to even more screenings and festivals in the future.