Greetings Meganda Films Friends, Family and Supports! Tonight our film AT THIS TABLE will be screened to a wider audience at the Crown Heights Film Festival (CHFF) on Nov 7th at the FREECANDY (905 Atlantic Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11238). Tonight we will screen with four other films; immediately followed by a Q&A . Rain or shine or in our case out here Nor’easter, we are excited to be screening our film and hope our friends, family and supports can make it out.
The Crown Heights Film Festival’s (CHFF) mission is to provide a voice and opportunities for filmmakers, to foster cross-arts collaboration, and to provide a social forum for filmmakers, Brooklyn residents, and the wider arts community.
CHFF is a collaboration between photographer/cameraman Pedro Martí and artist/curator Erin Gleason. The non-profit festival was founded in 2009 with the aim of creating a film-based social forum in Crown Heights – a rapidly changing neighborhood navigating a number of socio-economic issues including racial and cultural integration, local business growth, and police presence under “zero tolerance” directives. CHFF believes the community at large, through the medium of film, benefits from a festival that reflects the diversity Crown Heights embodies.
Each night of the festival is a unique journey through a variety of film genres including feature length and short narratives, documentaries, cross-disciplinary/ experimental films and animations. The curation of the festival is based on an international open call submission process. Young Filmmakers Day features films made by or for children and teenagers.
In addition to showcasing exceptional local and international films, the festival presents Q&A sessions, workshops, performances, and other opportunities for filmmakers to engage with the wider arts and Brooklyn communities. On closing night, CHFF presents best category awards for each film genre showcased. Each year, a different artist is invited to create the awards as unique artworks.