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Filmmakers: The Bushwick Film Fest is Seeking Submissions!

Bushwick Film Festival 2017
image via Bushwick Film Festival

It isn’t a new development that North Brooklyn is a hub for creative expression—in fact, last year marked the ten year anniversary of the Bushwick Film Festival. Last year’s fest brought an exciting series of more than 100 screenings, panel discussions and events designed for independent and up-and-coming filmmakers, with a strong emphasis on diversity—especially women, people of color and the LGBTQ community. The festival also takes a global turn and has been showcasing the work of not just local auteurs but filmmakers from around the world.

The 2018 festival will take place this October, and they are currently seeking submissions.

Important deadlines are as follows: Early Bird, February 15; Regular, May 15; Late, June 15; Extended Late, June 30. ​Filmmakers and web series directors who want the unique opportunity to screen their work in front of Bushwick audiences can now submit their film on FilmFreeway.com or Withoutabox.

More info on how and what to submit can be found here.

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The Hum Concert Series Proves That The Future Is Female

The Hum Night 2, Photo by Julia Drummond
Photo by Julia Drummond

The Hum, in its 5th year, is a magical project put together by Rachael Pazdan. Pazdan, music director at the Le Possion Rouge, unites female artists who have never worked together to create new music for an all-female performance series for five nights. In past years it was held at Manhattan Inn (RIP), but this year Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) is hosting all the events except one which will be held at Le Poisson Rouge. This past Monday’s session was serene, synth-ful and sinful, and full of dance-like beauty. Each group was seamless and fluid in their collaboration, making it appear that they must have worked together before. These groups that played involved several powerhouses, including Kissey as well as Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz). Continue reading

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WEEKLY PORTRAIT SERIES BEGINS IN 2013

Did you all know that I am a professional freakin’ photographer? I want to feature a weekly portrait of a Greenpointer, taken either at the new space on Dobbin or on location.

Why am I telling you this? Because if you live, work, have lived, love Greenpoint and are interested in sitting for a quick portrait session, then email me a photo of you and a short description of who you are to greenpointers (at) gmail.com.

Doesn’t this old man rule? Look at that face! I met him at the McCarren Park Pool this summer. He was born on “this side” of McGuinness and told me he fell into the Newtown Creek when he was a kid – and lived to tell about it!

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Featured Artist: WEBCATS

How much do cats rule? When you can’t get enough cats in real life, check out WEBCATS, a series of hilarious cat drawings along with sarcastic and witty phrases that only a cat would be thinking. Greenpoint artist Scott Chasse is the brains behind Webcats. We started worrying about Scott when he began obsessively using Tumblr to post hundreds and hundreds of cat photos daily.

Scott is previously recognized for his obsession with painting Burt Reynolds so the obsessive part wasn’t a surprise, but cats? He is elusive about why cats are his focus, even though he is an avid cat lover and owner of a very handsome feline. My guess is it’s a riff on the internet itself, because apparently the two biggest searches online are porn and you guessed it – cats.

WEBCATS is not only on the web, you can now purchase screen printed t-shirts made by Scott right here in Greenpoint. When the entire world almost imploded after Instagram got hit by lightening, Scott said, “this is why I had to put my internet cat drawings on t-shirts – in case the internet breaks.”

And right now you can have Scott create a digital cat drawing of your cat for only $10 (on sale.) All you have to do is send him a photo and some text (optional) and he will draw your cat in true WEBCATS fashion.  These make great birthday and holiday gifts for your cat obsessed friends and family.

You can look forward to Scott’s weekly Wednesday cat drawings right here on Greenpointers!

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SUNDAY SNAPS: SIDING SERIES

Sometimes the very things we see everyday are the things we overlook, like the siding that graces so many of the homes in Greenpoint. The way the houses are attached to one another creates interesting collisions of texture and color. I hope to compile this series into a book in the future. In the meantime, enjoy! Please join the Greenpointers Flickr Pool and follow us on Instagram: @greenpointers

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© Jen Galatioto
#greenpoint #Brooklyn #sidingseries
© Jen Galatioto
#brooklyn #greenpoint #sidingseries
© Jen Galatioto
Siding Series #greenpoint #siding
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