Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) was established in 1998 as the first international-competitive film festival in New York. BFF's mission is to discover, expose, and promote independent filmmakers. BFF's primary goal is to connect filmmakers to distribution companies and expose them to the media. Many films that have premiered at BFF in the past few years went on to be released theatrically and/or are available at video stores near you. BFF accepts submissions every year from July1 through March 10 of the following year.