Award-Winning Filmmakers from LA, Toronto, and NYC Tapped to Curate 2024 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Award-winning filmmakers Edward Worthy, Britt Prater, and the team of Melissa D'Agostino and Matt Campagna have been named as the Guest Festival Directors for the 14th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.
2024 AoBFF Guest Festival Directors
2024 AoBFF Guest Festival Directors
NEW YORK - March 6, 2024 - PRLog -- Every year the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival invites a different filmmaker to be Guest Festival Director for the season to keep its curation fresh, exciting and diverse. For 2024 AoBFF has invited the award winning filmmakers Edward Worthy (Narrative Shorts), Britt Prater (Documentary Shorts and Features) and the team of Melissa D'Agostino and Matt Campagna (Narrative Features) to be the Guest Festival Directors working in tandem for AoBFF's 14th season.

Originally from Mississippi, Los Angeles based screenwriter and director Edward Worthy is curating Narrative Shorts. He was a 2019 Stowe Story Lab Fellow and his recent short screenplay for REAR won or placed in screenplay competitions across the United States and was selected for the Moving Picture Institute's 2021 Dramatic Screenwriting and Directing Workshops. The short film version of REAR had a successful festival run including The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, where Edward won Outstanding Director of a narrative short.

Brooklyn's Britt Prater is curating Documentary Features and Shorts. She is a filmmaker and artist whose debut documentary feature URANIUM DERBY won numerous awards during its festival run, including Best Feature Documentary at Art of Brooklyn Film Festival in 2018, before receiving distribution from Bullfrog Films. She has worked as an editor on nonfiction shows for Animal Planet, Discovery, TLC and Peacock, and has exhibited films and artwork internationally including at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York. Britt is currently in post production on her second documentary feature about the Iowa Caucuses.

Matt Campagna and Melissa D'Agostino, Toronto-based filmmakers and co-founders of the international streaming platform HighballTV, are curating Narrative Features. Melissa's debut feature, MOTHER OF ALL SHOWS, co-starring sitcom legend Wendie Malick, won Outstanding Narrative Feature and Outstanding Director of a Narrative Feature at the 2023 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. She has since co-directed the feature film PAIGE DARCY with Matt Campagna, and is now in pre-production on an animated feature she has co-written and will co-direct. Through HighballTV, Matt has produced 11 features since 2020, including MOTHER OF ALL SHOWS. He directed the innovative western feature SIX DAYS TO DIE, starring Colm Feore and shot against green screen at the height of the pandemic, won over a dozen awards at festivals across North America before receiving global distribution in a bidding war. Matt's films have screened in every continent except Antarctica, so far.

The Art of Brooklyn is an award-winning international film festival centered in Brooklyn's vibrant indie film scene. Now in its 14th year, AoBFF has produced film events in a dozen neighborhoods across the borough of Brooklyn, bringing the film industry to diverse filmmakers and audiences. As of 2024, 35 Art of Brooklyn premieres have received distribution, and one became an HBO series.

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2024 call for entries is open until May 1st and the festival runs in the first two weeks of June (dates TBD).

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