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Another Sequel For The Bushwick Film Festival

The festival has drawn filmmakers from New York to Los Angeles; Latin America to Lithuania, according to co-founder and CEO Kweighbaye Kotee. Organizers had to sift through more than 100 films to pick four feature length and 10 short films to be screened over the course of the event. (Read Full Article)

 

Bushwick Film Fest. Panel: ‘Building A Better Bushwick’

Picutred from left to right are businessowner Thomas Burr Dodd, photographer Meryl Meilser, comunity organizer Jose Lopez, photographer Daryl-Ann Saunders, Community Board 4 District Manager Nadine Whitted and Bushwick Film Festival organizer Kweighbaye Kotee. Siting on the panel were (Read Full Article)

 

Interview: Kweighbaye Kotee (Director of Programming of Bushwick Film Festival) 

The Bushwick Film Festival is an Arts Organization with a mission to provide a unique platform for independent filmmakers and artists to present their work to an ever-growing and enthusiastic audience, supporting and empowering the Bushwick community by organizing film screenings and (Read Full Article) 

 

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Bridging Art and Community with Film – Kweighbaye Kotee, Founder of Bushwick Film Festival

Bushwick Film Festival turns six this year! From October 2nd to the 6th you have a great opportunity to get involved, whether by attending, contributing to the BFF foundation, or volunteering (there still might be a couple of spots available). We had the pleasure and honor of sitting down with Kweighbaye Kotee, (Read Full Article)

The Bushwick Film Festival Gives a Neighborhood a Narrative

Kweighbaye Kotee, filmmaker and Bushwick Film Festival co-founder, says she immediately felt at when she moved to Bushwick seven years ago, because of the neighborhood’s combination of young artists and Latin American immigrants. “I was coming from both ends,” says Kotee, who recognized (Read Full Article)

 

Artist Boom Divides Bushwick Into 'Us Versus Them,' Some Residents Say

" Meanwhile, filmmaker and artist Kweighbaye Kotee, who lives in an "artist pocket" off the Jefferson L train stop and organizes the Bushwick Film Festival, said she felt the segregation certainly existed but was unintentional. "It's crazy to me, because sometimes I'm walking on my block (Read Full Article)

 

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DOES BUSHWICK REALY NEED A FILM FESTIVAL

We talked to co-founder Kweighbaye Kotee, who started the festival with Laree Ross, about what makes Bushwick great and why we need film festivals in the first place. Are there really so many films by and about Bushwick? You'd be surprised! We were! The artists have moved to Bushwick in....(Read Full Article)

 

How to Navigate a Film Festival

Kweighbaye Kotee is the CEO and Director of Programming for the Bushwick Film Festival. She runs the festival with her amazing partners Casey Johnson-Aksoy (Director of Social Media & Marketing) and Meenakshi Thirkude (Director of New Media) and their all-women staff. The Bushwick Film....(Read Full Article)

 

 Q&A with the Founders of the Bushwick Film Festival 

Ryan Wells | October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments Cinespect recently spoke to Laree Ross andKweighbaye Kotee, founders of the Bushwick Film Festival. The festival, which runs from October 5-7 in the eponymous Brooklyn neighborhood, will showcase a variety of films both of feature and short ....(Read Full Article)

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Why The Bushwick Film Festival Is Different

Cinespect recently spoke to Laree Ross andKweighbaye Kotee, founders of the Bushwick Film Festival. The festival, which runs from October 5-7 in the eponymous Brooklyn neighborhood, will showcase a variety of films both of feature and short...(Read Full Article)

 

 

Ladies of Bushwick's Film Festival

Kweighbaye Kotee and Laree Ross are not even 26-years-old and already they are celebrating the third year of their beloved side project, a film festival in their community, which has generated enough buzz that this year’s.....(Read Full Article)  

Bushwick Film Festival creators and NYU graduates Kweighbaye Kotee and Laree Ross on the 2012 festival

It’s been five years since NYU graduates Kweighbaye Kotee and Laree Ross, both 29, took up residency in Bushwick, Brooklyn with their artsy and unique film festival. Since then, the pair have seen some of the works they have championed gain momentum (like the documentary “Beijung Punk,” which (Read Full Article)