BedStuyPopUp's 2016 "Rogue-Cinema" Movement invites you to check out our incredible line-up of independent films.

• On the roster we've got "the works!"

We welcome *short-run materials from any of the following genre/film-domains: Narratives, Docs, Sy-Fy, Animation, Women Made Films, Native American, Native-Cultures, Nollywood, Bollywood, African Diaspora, LGBTQ Communities...as well as films from up&coming (talented) youngFilmmakers (late teens to "20-somethings" ) and all other folk.

Our post-screening options are a sure winner when we mount our Q & A with some industry panels, our Mix&Mingle with filmmakers & awesomely cool after-parties!

• Invited Guests to include other festival organizers, film-awardees & winners, and other influential people from our industry.

Awards & Prizes

Who doesn't like prizes, and awesome recognition for the work that you do?

We've got wonderful awards, certificates, trophies & other benefits that our festival will present to our winners!
• At the same time, we're "calling" for the best-most-awesome films from you guys! All categories allowed, pretty much... see previous details

Grand Prize "Best Film overall"
Winner receives $100 gift certificate
2nd Prize: Best Production Values earns the Trophy for Excellence in filmmaking
3rd RunnerUp: gets the BedStuyPop-Up! Cinema Co.'s certificate of Achievement

Rules & Terms

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The principal objective of the BedStuyPop-Up! Cinema Co's Film Festival is to promote and encourage appreciation for, awareness of, and an understanding of the art of cinema.

Our mandate is to present the most outstanding films produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of originality & quality. Preference is given to premieres.

The Festival also encourages contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of independent motion pictures that dare 2be different.

• SUBMISSION AGREEMENT
(1) By submitting a Film to BsPopUpFF for Festival consideration, the submitter (the “Applicant”) represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to BsPopUpFF (the “Film Owners”) and screen the Film at the Festival, and has read, understood and agreed to the Terms.

(2) BsPopUpFF may disqualify or reject, but is not required to do so, any submission that it determines in its sole and absolute discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any or all submission fees paid by the Applicant.

• SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY

(1) Films submitted to BsPopUpFF for Festival consideration under these Terms must be submitted in one of the categories set out below.

(2) Films that do not meet the eligibility requirements for any of the below categories should not be submitted, and will not be considered by BsPopUpFF.

OUR CATEGORIES are short-run films!
*With run-times that are no-more-than (15minutes) in total length.

*We are earnestly seeking materials with esthetic-standards that are of high quality...having production-values that reflect a mastery of the craft of filmmaking.

*We will accept works from any of the following genre/film-domains:
Narratives, Docs, Sy-Fy, Animation, Women Made Films, Native American, Native-Cultures, Nollywood, Bollywood, African Diaspora, LGBTQ Communities...as well as films from up&coming (talented) youngFilmmakers (late teens to "20-somethings" ) and all other folk.

• (Easy) Process for Submission
All Films submitted under these Terms must be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined herein.
BsPopUpFF may, but is not required to, disqualify or reject any Film that is not submitted in this way.
•To submit a Film for Festival consideration, an Applicant must:
complete the registration process at FilmFreeway.com and pay the required fee
• We accept external online links ONLY, via: WeTransfer, Vimeo, YouTube, etc...
• Downloadable files or trailers are ok.

• All entries MUST be labeled with the following: (i) title, (ii) production company name, phone number and address, (iii) director’s name, (iv) length in minutes, and (v) FilmFreeway tracking number.

• BsPopUpFF does not confirm receipt of shipment, and is not responsible for lost or misdirected "film-packages". It is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the submission procedure is complete, in order to be considered applicable by BsPopUpFF.

• BsPopUpFF is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee should the applicant not have adhered to rules, set out herein.

6 Reviews

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    John Gigrich

    Unfortunately I was unable to attend so I can only speak to communication, and that was excellent.

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    :-) Hi John.
    Apologies for the tardy response... as you may know, we have been on (indefinite) hiatus since the beginning of Sept.

    Yet, we thank you so much for your kind words!

    Thnx again & best of luck with your projects.
    Until we speak again soon. Cheers!

    Donna Farnum Exec.Producer
    •Bstuymovies@gmail.com
    •www.nycpopupcinema.com

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    Nadia Burgess

    This was a really good festival, all the people dealing with the festival was really nice and helpful. The selections chosen for the festival were really good quality films, better films than in other festivals I've seen. Even though it's a "micro" film festival it's definitely worth applying to.

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    :-) Nadia.
    Apologies for the tardy response... as you may know, we have been on (indefinite) hiatus since the beginning of Sept.

    Yet, we thank you so much for your kind words!

    Pls look out or your BedStuyPop-Up! Festival Tshirt 2arrive in the mail real soon.

    Send us pics of you wearing it, Ok? Thnx again & best of luck with your projects.
    Until we speak again soon. Cheers!

    Donna Farnum Exec.Producer
    Bstuymovies@gmail.com

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    Vis Vitalis

    First of all, thank to fest organizers for nominating! Unfortunately, could not attend the festival because I live too far away. Glad I took part in the festival, and thanks to the organizers for their work. Stay true!

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    :-) Hi Vis.
    Apologies for the tardy response... We hope that all's well with you.
    As you may know, we have been on (indefinite) hiatus since the beginning of Sept.

    Yet, we thank you so much for your kind words in your review!
    We're planning to relaunch again sometime during mid-Winter, most likely, so listen out for our other opportunities to help promote & market your work. Ok?

    Thnx again & best of luck with your projects.

    Until we speak again soon. Cheers!

    Donna Farnum Exec.Producer
    •Bstuymovies@gmail.com
    •www.nycpopupcinema.com

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    CLAVELITO Films

    BesdstuyPopUp! Cinem'as "Rouge-Cinema" is one of the best Festival I had the pleasure to participate. There is a good communication and feedback with Filmmakers and It’s very well-organized. Also they are a team very dynamic whith a very nice energy. They are going to become a well-known Festival in the future.

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    to the Clavelito Team
    Guys, :-) much thanks from the bottom of our hearts! T'was our pleasure to get the chance 2include your outstanding film "Indios Y Vaqueros" (Cowboys & Indians)

    - Keep being awesome!

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    alexandre athané

    BedStuyPopUp Cinema's Rogue Cinema is simply one of the best team of people ever ! Not only my film was taken care of in the best ways possible, it also got an amazing award ! I wish all the best to the team of BedStuyPopUp, and congratulations for their hard work making the festival so welcoming!

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    :-) Awesomeness!
    With a very special message of gratitude & appreciation to (all). Especially all of our participating filmmakers, friends, fans, supporters & our BedStuyPop-Up! family.

    You guys made our festival & our BedStuyPop-Up! Cinema 2year-run, a most exhilarating... special, and nothing short of an accomplished experience.

    Thank You, thank you, Gracias, Merci!
    Danka • Спасибо… ‘ogromnoe spasibo’ (Russian, for thank you).
    - Cheers from your friends in BedStuy, Brooklyn NY