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Big Apple Film Festival 2023

Prepare to rub your shoulders with top-notch NYC-based filmmakers, writers, and actors

If you're interested in New York City's independent film community, Big Apple Film Festival (BAFF) and Screenplay Competition is a must. BAFF features the best samples of the local film industry and some of the superb creations from across the USA and the world. The event comes in several editions in a year, with each season showcasing the leading figures of filmmaking and screenwriting in the Big Apple and special awards in disparate categories alike.

Becoming an Industry Network Member is one of the best ways to get a full BAFF experience. This membership provides ample benefits, including general discounts and complimentary admission to the festival's screenings, industry conferences, and networking events. Besides, you'll get free access to the year-round virtual industry speeches by famous producers, filmmakers, writers, agents, managers, and distributors. Non-members can also sign up for such conferences at a regular price.

The venues are always subject to change, so stay tuned to the official sources. All details and updates are available on the Big Apple Film Festival's website or Facebook. The links are listed in the External Resources. Lastly, we strongly recommend booking your stay in advance, as hotels in NYC evaporate during the BAFF time.

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Last updated: by Olha Savych