Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Call to Bronx Filmmakers to Participate in the 2nd Annual Bronx Week Film Festival

If you consider yourself a "Bronxite" in the film, television or the theater industry, or if you are involved with a film or television production about or filmed in the Bronx, please do review the following.


Who: Bronx Filmmakers, Producers, Writers, Actors, Thespians, Film Students

What: Meeting of Bronx filmmakers to discuss the 2nd Annual Bronx Week Film Festival and collect submissions

When: Sunday, March 18th 2012 at 2pm

Where: Bruckner Bar & Grill
1 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx, NY 10451


For anyone who follows the Boogiedowner, last year the blog helped to promote the 1st ever Bronx Week Film Festival. The event was organized by Olympia Film Locations Inc., a start up firm I created with a few friends of mine. The charge was given to us by the President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) Ms. Marlene Cintron, with the intent to encourage film production in the Bronx and to promote Bronx filmmakers and films made in or about the Bronx.

Olympia Film Locations Inc., was given the honor by the Bronx Borough President and the BOEDC due to our finding primary locations for Sundance Film Festival sensation Gun Hill Road; which was written and directed by Bronx Director Rashaad Ernesto Green. From the ideas inception by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. at a BOEDC meeting, to it’s execution by Olympia Film Locations Inc., over a dozen Bronx filmmakers showed their films and well over three hundred filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, film festival promoters, elected officials, press and even professional MMA athletes attended the gala to mingle and plot future collaborations. Special thanks to Assemblyman Marcos A Crispo, one of last years keynote speakers actively involved in legislation to promote the arts in NYS.

Last years event was a huge success, mostly due to the die hard Bronx spirit that spawned dozens of gorilla filmmakers from all parts of our beautiful borough and the generosity of the Bruckner Bar and Grill who provided the main viewing venue. If you were part of last year’s crew that made the event a success or if you wish to partake in the 2nd Annual Bronx Week Film Festival for the first time, here is what you can do;

1- Attend Sundays meeting listed above at the Bruckner Bar and Grill – (Please do bring any submissions you wish to enter enter for festival review)

2- If you can’t make Sundays meeting please do send us any shorts via e-mail to the following e-mail addresses; or

3- Save the following dates;

A- Thursday, May 17th – Film Festival Gala Night

B- Saturday and Sunday , May 12th and 13th – Bronx Week Film Festival Dates

4- Help spread the word

I posted a few links to articles and other web sites to provide more background. Please do review the links attached and please do note we have a few surprises in the works to make the 2nd Annual Film Festival an even bigger success.


Gregory Tsougranis

Boogiedowner / Olympia Film Locations Inc.

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UNIQUE ENTERTAINMENT: I am pleased to be part of The 2nd Annual Bronx Week Film Festival. And I look forward to meeting with all of you who are inspired by the magic of filmmaking. Move forward, and make your dreams and goals keep cinema fresh with new ideas and alive with new productions from new filmmakers, especially Bronx Film Makers.

Joseph A. Testa/CEO/Executive Producer, Unique Entertainment TV/FILM Development Group.