Contact: Mary Daniel – Chairman of the Brookfield Arts Commission, 203.740.9290
January 27, 2012


Brookfield Arts Commission Presents Fourth Annual Brookfield Film Festival, “Shorts and to the Point”

Brookfield, Connecticut (January 27, 2012) – The Brookfield Arts Commission is proud to present the fourth annual Brookfield Film Festival (BFF), to be held Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 2012. Now in its fourth year, the 2012 BFF, “Shorts and to the Point,” will include an arrangement of short films that have been nominated for or received awards from other 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 3 screenings: 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 30; and 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31; at the Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, located at 182 Whisconier Rd. (Route 25) in Brookfield. 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 $10 and refreshments will be served during intermission. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Reservations can be made through Thursday, March 29 by phone at 203-775-2895, by email at, or by visiting our website at

In addition to the film presentation, the 2012 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. To receive more information about the workshop, “A Production Challenge,” contact Ray Dori at

For more information about the 2012 Brookfield Film Festival, please visit