It’s a big world of film out there, but for four days in June, it’s all happening right down the block. From June 16-19, Northside Film will take over five of our favorite venues (Nitehawk, Uniondocs, Indiescreen, Videology and The Wythe Hotel) and screen a number of NY and Brooklyn premieres alongside local and national talent in our fourth annual DIY Film Competition. A $25 Film Badge grants you access to it all, so make sure you swing by the badges page and grab one at the early bird price today!
(If You Take This directed by Craig Butta)
New York Premieres include If You Take This (presented by BAMcinemaFest), Kate Bornstein Is A Queer and Pleasant Danger (presented by DCTV), Derby Crazy Love (presented by Women Make Movies) and Forty Years from Yesterday (presented by Hammer to Nail). Northside Film welcomes to the borough the Brooklyn Premieres of eerie Sundance hit The Babadook (presented by IFC Films), Slamdance Grand Jury prize winner Rezeta (presented by Cinema Tropical), and Tribeca Film Festival award winner Ne Me Quitte Pas (presented by the Dutch Consulate and Indiewire).
(Heavenly Creatures directed by Peter Jackson)
If 16mm is more your speed, we have you covered. The festival will present two programs in the format this year, including Seventeen (presented by BOMB Magazine and Icarus films) and two films by Manifred Kirchheimer presented by the Cinema Conservancy Screening Series. Throwback vibes abound with the presentation of queer cinema classic Heavenly Creatures alongside Barbara Hammer classic Dyketactics, selected by JD Samson on behalf of Queer/Art/Film.
While it’s always a challenge selecting the top films from a talented batch of submissions, the shortlist for the 4th annual Film Competition is in! Five films will comprise this year’s features ballot (including the NY Premieres of Flood Tide and i hate myself), selected by a jury featuring Executive Director of IFP Joana Vicente, Parker Posey, Love is Strange director Ira Sachs, Factory 25 Founder Matthew Grady and Sun Don’t Shine actor and founder of NoBudge Films, Kentucker Audley. Three shorts programs will be selected by audience award. Winners receive a prize package totaling over $10,000 in value, including services from DCTV, Made in NY Media Center, a pass to the 5-day Filmmaker Conference and more.
Make sure to grab your Northside Film badge here while it’s on sale for the low price of $25. Early bird pricing ends at midnight Wednesday, May 7! Tickets to individual screenings will be available for purchase on May 15.