The Bridgeport Film Fest is making “philanthropy through film” a priority in Bridgeport. This nonprofit initiative is dedicated to the discovery, championing and development of independent filmmakers and audiences.
Through various programming the festival seeks to showcase, guide and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the Bridgeport community and beyond. Local audiences will be enriched by the films, workshops, panels discussions and other forms of artistic expression curated by the festival team and will ensure the promotion of Downtown Bridgeport to continue to thrive as a cultural artistic center.
Furthermore, we will give five Bridgeport high school seniors majoring in the arts and/or communications a $2,000 scholarship for pursuing higher education.
IN-PERSON TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
THE BRIDGEPORT FILM FESTIVAL is proud to call The Klein Memorial Auditorium our home for our inaugural year. CLICK HERE to take you to their official website where you can buy your festival passes!VIRTUAL TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
As a way to be more inclusive and accessible to guests of the BRIDGEPORT FILM FESTIVAL we are using the Film Festival Plus Platform to bring all of the indie films to your homes and streaming devices! Films, workshops and panels will be available from Friday July 23 through Friday July 30! CLICK HERE to take you to their official website where you can buy your festival passes!
Friday, July 23
4:00pm-5:30pm: Filmmaker Networking Hour/Red Carpet
5:00pm-5:55pm: GA Red Carpet
6:00pm-6:10pm: Welcome to the Film Fest
6:10pm-7:50pm: Film Block 1: “Family Ties”
8:15pm-10:00pm: Film Block 2: “Dark Night of the Soul”
Saturday, July 24
12:00pm-1:00pm: Filmmaker Networking Hour
1:00pm-2:45pm: “And Seen” Documentary & Discussion. This feature-length documentary challenges mainstream assumptions of disability through the perspective of actress/wheelchair dancer Jamie Petrone, a Connecticut native. Both Jamie Petrone and director Liz Ortiz will give a talk back with the audience after the screening.
3:15pm-4:30pm: Panel: Women in Film
5:00pm-6:30pm: Film Block 3: “The Future Is Female”
6:50pm-8:20pm: Film Block 4: “Black Stories Matter”
8:45pm-10:15pm: Film Block 5: “You Are Who You Are: Queer Stories”
Sunday, July 25
10:30am-11:30am: Bridgeport Gives Back Event
12pm-1pm: Panel: Indie Filmmaking in Connecticut and Beyond
1:30pm-3:30pm: Animated Shorts & Community Film
4:00pm-5:30pm: Film Block 6: “The Lockdown Diaries”
6:00pm-7:30pm: Film Block 7: “Webseries & TV”
8pm-9pm: Awards and Closing Night Party
Also featuring …
LIVE ART EXHIBIT
Saturday July 24 12pm-7pm
Local artist Luis Felipe Lopez is an Uruguayan Artist/Graphic Designer based in Stratford CT whose work revolves mainly around realism with a focus on portraits and will be doing a live painting of the late great actor, Chadwick Boseman. The film fest will have a silent auction for someone to take home his beautiful piece after it is complete.
CELL PHONE FILMMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
Saturday July 24 (12pm, 12:30pm, 2:45pm and 4:30pm)
NYC photographer and actor Matthew Dunivan will lead 4 twenty-five minute workshops on how we can use our cellphones to tell our own stories through filmmaking and photography.
KLEIN BOX OFFICE: (800) 424-0160 x2
BOX OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY 10:00AM – 4:00PM
TICKET FEES ARE THE SAME FOR BOTH ONLINE AND BOX OFFICE SALES
TICKET POLICY: NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
910 FAIRFIELD AVE
BRIDGEPORT, CT 06605
FREE PARKING IN THE LOT ACROSS THE STREET