The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is excited to announce that submissions are now open for the second edition of the festival. The first deadline to submit horror features and shorts is January 15th, and the final deadline to submit for programming consideration is August 15th. In its first year, the festival sold out the majority of its screenings, which took place in venues and theaters across North Brooklyn. Festival Director Justin Timms commented:
The reaction we received after the first-ever Brooklyn Horror Film Festival was extremely humbling and we’re very excited to announce that the festival will be growing for our sophomore year. We’ve added an extra day and will be adding even more screenings throughout Brooklyn, in turn accepting even more films into our boundary-pushing program.
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival was proud to present the Best Feature Award to Lorcan Finnegan’s Without Name, while Jackson Stewart took home the Audience Award for the retro VHS game-inspired Beyond the Gates, which sees its hotly anticipated US theatrical and VOD release this week.
Says Matt Barone, the festival’s Senior Programmer.
First-year festivals are never easy to program, but we couldn’t have been happier with this year’s lineup and, most importantly, the audience’s response. As exciting as that is, though, BK Horror 2016 also set the bar sky-high. So that presents us with a new challenge: Make the second year even bigger. We’re ready to do just that and give Brooklyn another weekend-long snapshot of both where the genre’s at and where it’s heading. Horror is closing out 2016 in such an amazing creative space, but there’s always room for it to grow. Hopefully 2017 brings more diversity behind the camera, more original ideas, more genuinely scary films and more of the genre-blurring audacity that defined BK Horror’s program this year. We’re pumped to see what filmmakers from all around the world have to offer.
Also, as a thank you to the local horror-loving community who helped create a spectacular first edition, the festival is offering a special discount for directors and producers who live in New York City. Stay tuned for early bird badge sales beginning this January, and check out the festival’s website for more information soon.
The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will run from October 12th till the 15th, 2017.