04/24/12 10:23am

A scene from The Other Girl directed by Kristan Sprague, appearing in Scene: Brooklyn.

We always see lots of stuff focusing on those two pillars of Brooklyn creative life — music and literature — but do you film buffs ever feel a bit left out in the cold? Turn your lenses over to Scene: Brooklyn, the annual festival from the Brooklyn Arts Council that celebrates the diverse film talent based in the borough and brings independent Brooklyn filmmakers together for screenings, discussions, parties and happy hours. This year’s event opens May 2 at indieScreen with “Brooklyn in Brief,” described as “a selection of bold, new narrative and documentary shorts from Brooklyn filmmakers that explore the city and how we live in it, and reveal why we need unique New York.” Entry to each Scene: Brooklyn event will cost you $10-$20, but we’ve got two full festival passes (a $130 value) to give out! Find out how to win below. (more…)

10/21/10 5:20pm

After You Leave, a film by Molly Schwartz

Spend time at a local international film festival, and it’s hard to miss the fact that movies are being made in Brooklyn. They’re being made here, they’re about here and there are scores of them. So, it’s good news for BK-filmmakers when festivals, showcases and screenings devoted solely to BK are looking for new material (otherwise, how would you get to see all the quality stuff?). One of these local showcases, the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Scene: Brooklyn, is accepting entries right now for its 2011 season.  (more…)