The third annual BedStuy Film Festival, one of New York’s top film festivals, occurs from October 23 – 25, 2020, now as a virtual summit. After Launching in 2017, the BedStuy Film Festival (BSFF) has since provided an exciting and unique platform for films from diverse perspectives to be showcased in an atmosphere that nurtures and spotlights emerging indie filmmakers.

The virtual film festival will be hosted on VR VIP LIVE, a Black-owned digital platform that highlights virtual reality content. “A lot of indie filmmakers depended on the 2020 film festival season to get their films seen and discovered, hoping to connect with fans, and network at in-person events,” said Karen Gilmore, BSFF Programmer. “The BedStuy Film Festival offers an additional digital space for filmmakers to showcase their hard work and gives indie filmmakers an encouraging reminder that their art matters. We truly support their brave artistic contributions to the world of cinema.”

Each day, the film festival will virtually spotlight films chosen by the programmers that align with its mission. One of the films to screened is Cycles, which will be hitting a few film festivals like Grenada-based 1261 Film Festival and CineOdyssey Film Festival out of Charlotte, NC. BSFF movie categories include narrative short films, narrative documentaries, and narrative foreign films. Register here.  Submissions for its 2021 film festival will open on January 1, 2021.



All images by Xan Black/Cycles