Spike Lee and Woody Allen are the filmmakers who come to mind when you think of the independent film making scene in Brooklyn, they began in an era when celluloid was king and the high quality digital film making was a futuristic fantasy. But now that technology has advanced and most cinemas across the world have digital projectors and distribution facilities the independent film making scene is thriving and organizations like the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Cinema Set Free and the Brooklyn Young Filmmakers Center in Fort Greene are inspiring young artists in the community to express their creative vision through digital film making.
The BFC and Cinema Set Free are collectives that offer young film makers the opportunity to connect and collaborate with others, providing feedback, inspiration and the resources to complete projects. The BYFC is a grassroots community project dedicated to story telling through the medium of film. Started nine years ago by film maker Trayce Gardner and funded by the Brooklyn Arts council, it offers workshops to young people who are interested in learning about all aspects of narrative feature film making from screenwriting and camera work to post production.
Brooklyn Young Filmmakers Center
149 Oxford Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Cinema Set Free
Brooklyn Filmmakers Collectives