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FILM: Bushwick Film Festival Opens, Screens 'Sion Fullana: Camera Obscura'

The BFF Team: From LEFT: Alison Underwoood, Social Media Intern; Melanie Balousek, Community Outreach Director; Kweighbaye Kotee, CEO/Director of Programming; Meenakshi Thirukode, Director of New Media; Casey Johnson, Director of Marketing and Social Media

Stated is honored that our short documentary, Sion Fullana: Camera Obscura, was named an Official Selection of the Sixth Annual Bushwick Film Festival.

The Festival runs through Sunday at Lightspace Studios in Bushwick and includes films from over 80 participants.

Saturday’s program includes a presentation and panel discussion of new media projects plus screenings of feature films Boxie, writer/director Nick Frangione’s drama about the complicated relationship between two therapists, and Una Noche, director Lucy Mulloy’s narrative about a Cubano youth’s dream of escaping to Miami. Presented by Spike Lee, Una Noche won acclaim earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival where it captured awards for Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best New Narrative Director.

Sundayfeatures BFF’s short film program, which our piece, Sion Fullana: Camera Obscura, kicks off at 1pm, followed by a panel discussion on Women in Film and the US debut of Elemental, Emmaneul Vaughan-Lee’s feature-length documentary about individuals from three continents and their personal quests to confront some of today’s most important ecological crises. The festival wraps with a reception and Awards Ceremony at 8p.

More details and tickets for all BFF events are available via the festival’s website:

CEO/Director of Programming Kweighbaye Kotee officially opens the festival

BFF Director of Marketing Casey Johnson (far right) leads a panel discussion on the Future of Independent Filmmaking. Panelists: Shaka King (Director of Newly Weeds); Erica Anderson (CMO Seed & Spark); Dez Ryan Stewart (Owner/COO/ Executive Director of Excelsior Entertainment; Dani Faith Leonard (CEO/Cofounder of Big Vision Empty Wallet)Thomas V. Hartmann, Stated Photography Editor at the festival opening reception

(PHOTOS: Thomas V. Hartmann)

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