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November 16, 2016

BAFF Alumni Films Currently Available Theatrically, On Cable, and VOD!

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November 7, 2016

2016 Big Apple Film Festival Announces Award Winners!

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November 18, 2015

BAFF alumni "Back in Time", the ultimate Back to the Future Documentary, now available on Amazon and VOD.

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November 12, 2015

Photo Gallery for the 2015 Big Apple Film Festival

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November 9, 2015

12th Annual Big Apple Film Festival Announces Award Winners!

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October 2, 2015

BAFF alumni Sunset Edge on Netflix October 27

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September 22, 2015

Congratulations to BAFF alumni

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September 19, 2015

BAFF alumni "Manhattan Romance" starring Tom O'Brien, Katherine Waterston, Gaby Hoffmann, Zach Grenier, Caitlin Fitzgerald, set for release October 2, 2015.

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September 18, 2015

2015 Big Apple Film Festival, November 4-7, Village East Cinemas! Highlights.

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September 5, 2015

2015 Big Apple Film Festival is proud to present this year's Golden Apple Award

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September 5, 2015

BAFF Best Feature Film Award winner Bread and Butter now available on VOD and cable

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March 11, 2015

Congratulations to BAFF alumni

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January 20, 2015

2015 Big Apple Film Festival is proud to announce this year's jury

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January 12, 2015

Congratulations to BAFF alumni Alan Cumming (BAFF Golden Apple Award recipient) for his Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor "The Good Wife" and congrats to BAFF alumni Jay Duplass for his Golden Globe Award winning series "Transparent", as well as the launch of his new HBO series "Togetherness" directed by the Duplass Brothers and starring brother, Mark Duplass.

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November 10, 2014

The 11th annual Big Apple Film Festival concluded on November 9 with our closing night awards presentation at Tribeca Cinemas.

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October 09, 2014

11th annual Big Apple Film Festival to present honorary awards to actor Katherine Waterston and actor/comedian Jerry Stiller

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October 09, 2014

11th Annual Big Apple Film Festival kicks off November 5th at Tribeca Cinemas, NYC!

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October 09, 2014

11th annual Big Apple Film Festival to open with the feature film "Manhattan Romance" directed by and starring Tom O' Brien, along with Gaby Hoffmann (Wild, HBO's Girls, Veronica Mars, Obvious Child) Caitlin Fitzgerald (Masters of Sex, It's Complicated, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas), Katherine Waterston(Inherent Vice, Boardwalk Empire)

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August 12, 2014

BAFF Alumni "Jake Squared" starring Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jane Seymour, Virginia Madsen, MIke Vogel to be released August 15th in ten U.S. cities and VOD including iTunes, In-Demand, DirecTV, Xbox, Playstation, Google, Amazon and DISH.

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July 31, 2014

BAFF alumni, "Maybe Tomorrow", now available on Demand on Verizon Fios

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May 15, 2014

BAFF alumni "Pollywogs", now available on Itunes, Amazon and more...

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April 1, 2014

BAFF alumni "The Girl on the Train" to be released by Monterey Media

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February 28, 2014

BAFF Best Feature Film winner "Life of a King" starring Cuba Gooding Jr. (BAFF Golden Apple Award recipient) now in theaters, DVD and On Demand

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February 3, 2014

BAFF Alumni film "American Bomber" now available on DVD and On Demand through Indiepix

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January 7, 2014

BAFF award winning doc "Barbershop Punk" (Passion River Films) now available on Itunes.

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January 6, 2014

BAFF Alumni film "If I Were A Bell" to be the pioneering film on the iconic Wu-Tang Clan's WuTV

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December 16, 2013

BAFF Alumni "Indigo Children" to receive limited theatrical release January 17th and is now available on Netflix.

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November 26, 2013

10th annual Big Apple Film Festival proudly presented honorary Spirit of New York award to actor Elias Koteas

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November 25, 2013

Big Apple Film Festival alumni "The Girl on the Train" to be released in 2014 by Monterey Media

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November 21, 2013

The 10th annual Big Apple Film Festival presented our honorary Golden Apple Award to NYC native Cuba Gooding Jr.

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November 31, 2013

10th Annual Big Apple Film Festival presented our honorary Emerging Talent Award to Mike Vogel.

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November 11, 2013

10th annual Big Apple Film Festival announces award winners! Recipients include "Life of a King" starring Cuba Gooding Jr.", "The Magic Bracelet" starring James Van Der Beek, JK Simmons, Bailee Madison, written by Diablo Cody and much more ...

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October 07, 2013

10th annual Big Apple Film Festival, November 6-10, Tribeca Cinemas, NYC to screen 184 films. Highlight films include LIFE OF A KING starring Cuba Gooding Jr., "JAKE SQUARED" Starring Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Jane Seymour and Mike Vogel, "ALL THAT I AM", award winner 2013 SXSW Film Festival starring Christopher Abbott (HBO's Girls), "THE MAGIC BRACELET" starring James Van Der Beek, JK Simmons and Bailee Madison, and much more ...

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June 20, 2013

BAFF award winning alumni, "Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship" digitally released by FilmBuff.

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May 1, 2013

BAFF Alumni "Circus Maximus", starring Julian McCullugh, Kevin Corrigan and Mario Cantone (BAFF Spirit of New York Award recipient), now available on Netflix.

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April 3, 2013

BAFF award winning alumni, "The Pill", now available on Netflix

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March 18, 2013

BAFF alumni, "The Hunter" wins the Australian Academy Award for Best Short Animation

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March 18, 2013

BAFF alumni, "Indigo Children", to be distributed by Striped Entertainment.

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March 18, 2013

BAFF alumni, "The Hunter" wins the Australian Academy Award for Best Short Animation

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March 18, 2013

BAFF alumni "Defiant Requiem" (2012 BAFF Best Feature Documentary winner), picked up for distribution by Mercury Media, to premiere April 7 on PBS.

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March 1, 2013

"Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey", associate produced by BAFF alumni and advisory board member David Paterson, in theaters this month.

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March 1, 2013

BAFF Award winning alumni "Whisper Me a Lullaby" gets rave reviews on Film Threat.

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February 15, 2013

IFP Now accepting submissions from first time filmmakers for this year's Independent Filmmaker Labs

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February 14, 2013

BAFF alumni "Almost in Love" starring Alan Cumming (BAFF Golden Apple Award recipient) and Alex Karpovsky to be released theatrically on Friday, February 15 at Dumbo's reRun Theater

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January 03, 2013

BAFF alumni doc "Uprising" to be released theatrically January 11

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December 14, 2012

"Defiant Requiem" (Best Feature Documentary winner) to screen on PBS in 2013.

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December 12, 2012

BAFF alumni "Ex-Girlfriends" (BAFF Best Feature Film Winner) starring Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) and Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods) now available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand on iTunes and Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Verizon, Amazon, Playstation, Xbox, CinemaNow, Vudu and Youtube

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November 20, 2012

9th Annual BAFF Presented Honorary Golden Apple Award To Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

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November 18, 2012

Big Apple Film Festival announces award winners

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November 18, 2012

BAFF NY Emerging Talent recipient Louisa Krause stars in King Kelly, to be released theatrically and on demand December 4.

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October 15, 2012

2012 Big Apple Film Festival, November 14-18 at Tribeca Cinemas, featuring : Ex-girlfriends, starring Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Quarantine, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Gone), Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship, starring Anna Chlumsky (My Girl) and Cristin Milioti (Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street), The Ballad of Danko Jones starring Ralph Macchio and Elijah Wood, Double or Nothing starring Adam Brody, Louisa Krause, Keith David and written by Independent Spirit Award and Sundance Film Festival Award winner Neil Labute and much more .

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October 15, 2012

9th Annual BAFF To Present Honorary Golden Apple Award To Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

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August 15, 2012

Independent Film Week (September 16-20, 2012) is the oldest and largest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene. The Project Forum is a meetings-driven forum connecting filmmakers with producers, funders, distributors.

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June 8, 2012

BAFF Award Winning Alumni, Zoe Lister-Jones (BAFF NY Emerging Talent Award Recipient) and Daryl Wein's latest film, "Lola Versus," To Be Released Theatrically

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June 1, 2012

Get ready for SummerScreen, PRESENTED BY THE L MAGAZINE, Brooklyn's longest-running outdoor film and music series.

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March 6, 2012

BAFF Cityscape Award Winner THE PILL starring Noah Bean, Rachel Boston, and Anna Chlumsky now available in 45 million homes on Cable Movies on Demand and on all the major VOD platforms including iTunes, where it is currently the second most watched film in the Independent category!

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February 21, 2012

Congratulations to BAFF Alumni Film "Time Freak" for a 2012 Academy Award Nomination

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February 9, 2012

Big Apple Film Festival presents Oscar Night Party on February 26th.

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January 24, 2012

2012 BAFF Best Documentary Award Winner "Miracle Ball: My Hunt for the Shot Heard Around the World" to premiere on Discovery Channel.

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January 17, 2012

BAFF Alumni film "Harvest" starring Jack Carpenter and Robert Loggia to air on Showtime.

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December 8, 2011

BAFF alumni doc, "The Weird World of the Blowfly" now available on DVD

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December 8, 2011

BAFF 2011 Cityscape Award winner, "The Pill" opens theatrically on Friday, December 16 at the Quad Cinemas in NYC.

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December 8, 2011

BAFF alumni doc, DRESSED is nominated for Favorite Fashion Documentary by The Taste Awards!

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December 1, 2011

Congratulations to BAFF alumni film "Hello Lonesome" for a 2011 Independent Spirit Award nomination

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November 11, 2011

BAFF Award Winning Alumni doc "Barbershop Punk" named New York Times Critic Pick

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November 07, 2011

2011 Big Apple Film Festival announces award winners

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October 30, 2011

8th Annual Big Apple Film Festival presents the Big Apple Blogger Series, in which leading NYC bloggers and critics will host discussions with BAFF Filmmakers and cast members

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October 13, 2011

8th Annual BAFF Presents NY Emerging Talent Award to Noah Bean (Morning Glory, Damages, The Pill) and Rachel Boston (500 Days Of Summer, The Pill)

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October 3, 2011

2011 BAFF To Present Honorary Golden Apple Award To Producer Anthony Bregman (Our Idiot Brother, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Oranges, Synechdoche, New York, The Ice Storm, The Brothers McMullen, Darling Companion, Lay The Favorite)

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September 26, 2011

8th Annual BAFF, November 1-6 at Tribeca Cinemas, featuring 184 films including "The Fields" starring Cloris Leachman, Tara Reid, "Kevin" directed by Jay Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Baghead, Jeff Lives at Home), "The Pill" starring Noah Bean (Morning Glory) and Rachel Boston (500 Days of Summer), and much more...

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August 01, 2011

Big Apple Film Festival 2010 Alumni Doc, "Weird World of the Blowfly" to be released theatrically.

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July 10, 2011

BAFF alumni doc "The Restaurateur"(winner, BAFF 2010 Best Documentary) now available on DVD from First Run Features

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June 1, 2011

Special screening of BAFF alumni doc Dressed on June 2 in NYC. Soundtrack to be released June 14 on Itunes.

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May 1, 2011

Big Apple Film Festival is proud to announce the theatrical release of 2010 BAFF alumni films "Vito Bonafacci" and "Harvest." 

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January 25, 2011

Congratulations to BAFF NY Emerging Talent Award Recipient Jesse Eisenberg for his Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Lead Role and Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama for "The Social Network" (Academy Award nominee for Best Picture and Golden Globe Winner for Best Motion Picture-Drama) 

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January 18, 2011

BAFF alumni Doc "Dressed", the story of New York Fashion Designer Nary Manivong, to be released at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on February 4th.

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November 8, 2010

7th ANNUAL BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

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November 3, 2010

Haley Joel Osment Stars In New Comedy 'Montana Amazon'

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October 15, 2010

2010 BAFF TO PRESENT FREE PANEL DISCUSSION ON DIY FILM DISTRIBUTION WITH LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

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October 15, 2010

2010 BAFF PRESENTS SPECIAL 20th YEARS ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF MARTIN SCORSESE'S TIMELESS MASTERPIECE "GOODFELLAS", FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS 

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October 14, 2010

7th ANNUAL BAFF WELCOMES SPECIAL GUESTS KEVIN CORRIGAN (2010 Golden Apple Award Recipient), MARIO CANTONE (2010 Spirit of New York Award Recipient) and ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE HALEY JOEL OSMENT

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October 14, 2010

7th ANNUAL BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 2-6

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July 8, 2010

BAFF Award winning short film "Abbie Cancelled" to screen with "Annie Hall" at Brooklyn Bridge Movies! 

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June 3, 2010

NYWIFT welcomes BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL to one day of 4 intensive panel discussions on independent film financing led by industry leaders and professionals. Panelists include representatives from the Independent Film Channel, Sony Picture Classics, Overture Films, Cinetic Media and many more... 

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May 14, 2010

BAFF is proud to announce and support the theatrical release of our award winning alumni film "The Living Wake" starring Mike O' Connell and BAFF NY Emerging Talent Award Recipient Jesse Eisenberg (Holy Rollers, Adventureland, Zombieland, Squid and the Whale). Jesse Eisenberg will host the Saturday, May 15 screening at Cinema Village in NYC. BAFF will be on the hand to support the opening weekend! 

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April 1, 2010

"Breaking Upwards", winner of the 2009 BAFF Best Feature Film and NYC Cityscape Award, now in theaters and available on VOD from IFC Films.

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January 27, 2010

BAFF Alumni in the News:

  • IFC Films releases "Breaking Upwards" (2009 BAFF Best Feature Film Award, 2009 Cityscape Award) and "Against the Current" (BAFF 2009 Opening Night Feature Film, starring Joseph Fiennes, Elizabeth Reaser, Justin Kirk, Mary Tyler Moore).
  • "Love Hurts", starring Richard E. Grant, Carrie-Ann Moss, Janeane Garofalo, Rita Rudner, Jenna Elfman, Camryn Manhein released by Lantern Lane Entertainment
  • "Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags" released by HBO Documentary Films (2009 BAFF Best Feature Documentary).
  • BAFF NY Emerging Talent Award Recipients Jesse Eisenberg and Zoe Lister-Jones starring in world premieres at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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November 10, 2009

6th Annual BAFF Announces Award Winners

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November 02, 2009

6th Annual Big Apple Film Festival to present honorary NY Emerging Talent Awards to Aaron Stanford and Zoe Lister Jones"

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October 07, 2009

6th Annual Big Apple Film Festival will take place November 3-7 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City

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August 01, 2009

Big Apple Film Festival named one of MovieMaker Magazine's Top 25 "Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee"

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June 8, 2009

BAFF Alumni J. Robert Spencer Nominated for a 2009 Tony Award

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June 2, 2009

2009 BAFF Screenplay Competition Winners Announced

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June 1, 2009

BAFF Award Winning Alumni and Independent Spirit Award Nominee, "Owl and the Sparrow" released theatrically and BAFF Alumni Doc "Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans and the Movies" now available on Home Video

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May 14, 2009

BAFF Alumni 'Ghosts of the Heartland' to play in limited release at Quad Cinemas, NYC May 22-28.

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April 03, 2009

Congratulations to Jesse Eisenberg, BAFF 2008 NY Emerging Talent Award Recipient, on the upcoming release of his latest film "Zombieland" and his current film "Adventureland".

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December 16, 2008

Highlights of the 5th Annual Big Apple Film Festival 

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November 23, 2008

5th Annual Big Apple Film Festival Announces Award Winners 

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November 1, 2008

BAFF 2008 welcomes a series of special guests speakers

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November 1, 2008

Opening and Closing Night Receptions at the 5th Annual BAFF

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September 8, 2008

BAFF congratulates its 2007 Alumni film “Greetings From The Shore”, to be released theatrically September 12.

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May 23, 2008

Big Apple Film Festival named one of MovieMaker Magazine's Top 25 "Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee"

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April 1, 2008

Big Apple Film Festival invites you to a one time only workshop "How To Develop Your Screenplay", presented by The Learning Annex and hosted by Eric Robinson, Senior Vice President of Production and Development at The Weinstein Company.

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January 6, 2008

BAFF Panel Discussion "Film Distribution in the New Age" featuring Peter Goldwyn (VP Samuel Goldwyn Films), Clémence Taillandier (Zeitgeist Films), Brian Chirls (Four Eyed Monsters), Erik Davis (Cinematical.com), moderated by Aaron Levine (Gen Art Film Division). Video now available online.

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November 17, 2007

2007 BAFF Award Winners Announced

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November 14, 2007

Actor/Director Alan Cumming to Receive 2007 BAFF Golden Apple Award

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October 22, 2007

Proud Sponsor of the Big Apple Film Festival, Showbiz Software Hosts Post-Screening Party

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October 15, 2007

2007 BAFF Opening Night to feature NYC Premiere of "Owl and the Sparrow" (Winner -- Audience Award 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival, nominee 2007 Gotham Award for Breakthrough Director) and Alan Cumming's "Suffering Man's Charity" (starring Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz, Anne Heche, Carrie Fisher)

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October 15, 2007

2007 BAFF to feature panel discussion "Film Distribution in the New Age": featuring Peter Goldwyn (Vice President Acquisitions Samuel Goldwyn Films), Clémence Taillandier (Head of Theatrical Sales, Zeitgeist Films), Brian Chirls (Four Eyed Monsters), Erik Davis (Managing Editor, Cinematical.com). The panel will be moderated by Aaron Levine of the Gen Art Film Division.

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October 15, 2007

2007 BAFF Announces Official Line up of Films and Events

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September 4, 2007

The 4th Annual BAFF Welcomes Local Media Sponsors The Village Voice, Indiewire.com and The L Magazine

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September 4, 2007

Stella Artois and Imperia Vodka to Sponsor 4th Annual BAFF

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April 1, 2007

BAFF Award Winner for Best Feature Documentary of 2005, "We are the Children" now available on DVD

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April 1, 2007

BAFF Award Winner for Best Feature Documentary of 2005, "We are the Children" now available on DVD

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April 1, 2007

BAFF Award Winner for Best Feature Documentary of 2005, "We are the Children" now available on DVD

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January 23, 2007

BAFF Alumnus and advisory board member David Paterson's film "Bridge to Terabithia," based on the legendary children's book, produced in conjunction with Walden Media and Walt Disney, in theaters nationwide February 16th.

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January 16, 2007

Big Apple Film Festival and The Learning Annex invite you to a screenwriting course with 2 of Hollywood's top screenwriters

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December 14, 2006

2006 Big Apple Film Festival closing night film "Searching for Bobby D" receives home video release from Monarch Home Video.

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November 18, 2006

2006 Big Apple Film Festival Award Winners Announced 

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September 1, 2006

2006 BAFF to Offer Free Destribution Panel with Special Guests from First Run Features, Avatar Films and Producer David Paterson

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August 3, 2006

2006 BAFF to honor legendary actor Ernie Hudson

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May, 1, 2006

Writers Boot Camp To Offer Membership, Course Work and Professional Consultations to 2006 BAFF Screenplay Competition Winner ($1295 value)

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February 17, 2006

Scriptshark.com Pro Session to Consult 2006 BAFF Screenplay Competition Winners.

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