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Film Festivals Head to the Boroughs in June

June 1, 2011 - This month, a slew of film festivals will take place around the boroughs, celebrating the City’s diversity and talented filmmakers.

Brooklyn Film Festival
The Brooklyn Film Festival aims to honor Brooklyn as a center for cinema as it presents independent films and sponsors forums, lectures and discussions. There will also be classes and workshops for both current and aspiring filmmakers to create, share and exhibit their work. The festival will take place from June 3-12. For more information, please visit brooklynfilmfestival.org.

DocPoint NYC
DocPoint NYC celebrates Finnish documentaries with a program of 47 films from DocPoint, the largest documentary festival in the Nordic region. Running from June 8-13, DocPoint NYC will also present a dozen filmmakers and producers for post-screening Q&As. Visit tour.docpoint.info for a full schedule.

GenArt Film Festival
This festival gives up-and-coming filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work to a diverse audience. The festival runs from June 8-14. For more information, visit genart.org.

Staten Island Film Festival
The artistic atmosphere of Staten Island will shine as this festival introduces a broad and diverse audience to independent and international films from June 8-12. All film screenings are free. To learn more, visit sifilmfestival.org.

The Bronx International Film Festival
The Bronx International Film Festival celebrates the history of film in the Bronx by premiering independent films at local, cultural venues. The festival will run from June 16-19. For additional information, visit bronxstage.com.

New York Asian Film Festival
Recognized as North America’s leading festival of popular Asian cinema, the New York Asian Film Festival aims to increase the exposure and appreciation for Asian film and culture in the U.S. The festival will run from June 25-July 8. For a full schedule, visit subwaycinema.com.
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