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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2016 Big Apple Film Festival.

Entry Deadlines:

    Early Bird Deadline: June 15, 2016
    Regular Deadline: August 01, 2016
    Late Entry Deadline: August 15, 2016

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2016 Big Apple Film Festival Sponsors

BAFF News

Art Bastard 2015

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

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Ovum 2015

12th Annual Big Apple Film Festival Announces Award Winners!

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About

The BAFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world.

The BAFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world.

The BAFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Additionally, the festival is proud to honor a variety of New York City based filmmakers, writers, actors and artists who have played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple. Each year BAFF presents awards in a variety of categories including Best Feature Film, Short Film, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, NYC Cityscape Award, Student Film Award, Golden Apple Award, and NY Emerging Talent Award.

The BAFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Additionally, the festival is proud to honor a variety of New York City based filmmakers, writers, actors and artists who have played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple. Each year BAFF presents awards in a variety of categories including Best Feature Film, Short Film, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, NYC Cityscape Award, Student Film Award, Golden Apple Award, and NY Emerging Talent Award.

Previous honorary guests and award recipients

Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis
Hononary Guest Olympia Dukakis
Cuba Gooding, Jr., Golden Apple Award Recipient
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Golden Apple Award Recipient
Emmy Nominee and Independent Spirit Award winner Alan Cumming (Golden Apple Award Recipient)
Alan Cumming
Golden Apple Award Recipient
Morgan Spurlock, Golden Apple Award Recipient
Morgan Spurlock
Golden Apple Award Recipient
BAFF NY Emerging Talent Award Recipeint Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
NY Emerging Talent Award Recipient

The 2016 BAFF Jury

Dorian Biegay
(Previously The Weinstein Company, VP New Line Cinema)
Mohammad Maaty
(HBO)
Scott Kaplan
(SVP Cinetic/Film Buff)
Anna J. Takayama
(Sony Pictures Classics)
Jamie Datz
Jamie Datz
(Pixar Animation Studios)

Video

2016 Big Apple Film Festival Trailer

BAFF Trailer 2016 from Big Apple Film Festival on Vimeo.

BAFF CHATS

Big Apple Film Festival Founder/Director Jonathan Lipp interviews various filmmakers, distributors and other film industry representatives ...