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2013 Film Festival begins April 5

The Brookfield Arts Commission is proud to present the fifth annual Brookfield Film Festival (BFF), to be held Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, and Sunday April 7, 2013.  Now in its fifth year, the 2013 BFF, “Shorts and to the Point,” will include an arrangement of short films that have been nominated for or received awards from industry competitions and festivals, such as the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival and the Academy Awards®.

Organized by the Brookfield Arts Commission, the Brookfield Film Festival is created to cultivate appreciation for quality filmmaking and to provide screening opportunities for local audiences to view unique and entertaining films from around the world.

The short film collection will be showcased in 4 screenings: 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 5;  2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6; and 3PM Sunday April 7.

This year the Brookfield Film Festival will be held at the Alexandria Room in Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St. Newtown, CT.

The specific short film selections will be announced at a later date.

The “Shorts and to the Point” program is not rated and is intended for an adult audience. Admission is $15 and refreshments will be served during intermission. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Reservations can be made through Wednesday, April 3 by phone at 203-775-2895, by email at ann.amorossi@gmail.com.

In addition to the film presentation, the 2013 Brookfield Film Festival will also include “A Production Challenge” a comprehensive workshop on the fundamentals of digital video production.  Dr. J.C. Barone of Western Connecticut State University will teach this interactive and hands-on workshop during which participants will create their own three-minute short films. The dates for this workshop are March 22, 23 and 24, 2013.  To receive more information about the workshop,  contact Ray Dori at redori@charter.net.

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