Audience Choice Awards

1st Place - Omakase
1st Place - Omakase

OMAKASE is a darkly-comedic, surreal, revenge fantasy from the perspective of a woman on a mediocre first date. See filmmaker biography

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2nd Place - The German King
2nd Place - The German King

At the start of World War I, King Rudolf Douala Manga Bell, a German-raised African prince, returns home to Cameroon to find his people being subjugated and enslaved under Kaiser Wilhelm II’s oppressive colonial rule. He must now lead a rebellion against this man whom he once considered his brother. See filmmaker biography

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3rd Place - Marisol
3rd Place - Marisol

Marisol is an undocumented young mother, striving to make a life for herself and her young daughter. She borrows a friend’s car and takes fares on a ride-sharing app, but her last passenger of the day may be the one who brings her worst nightmare to life. See filmmaker biography

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Our plans to screen at the beautiful Dweck Auditorium will have to wait until 2021 when we're virus-free, but the show must go on!    

 

The Crown Heights Film Festival is hosting a virtual event this year.

  • Screening will be Saturday October 10th starting at 8:00PM

  • Register here for free.

  • Enjoy two and a half hours of films with brief commentaries.

  • Rate each film as you watch.  The audience's choices receive cash awards.

  • Private Youtube Live Stream

 

Scroll down to see this year's lineup. 

   

 
 

Films & Filmmakers

Marisol
Marisol

Marisol is an undocumented young mother, striving to make a life for herself and her young daughter. She borrows a friend’s car and takes fares on a ride-sharing app, but her last passenger of the day may be the one who brings her worst nightmare to life. See filmmaker biography

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Cold Storage
Cold Storage

Cold Storage pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate Arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother. See filmmaker biography

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Trust Me
Trust Me

Nicole lives with her husband, Lawrence and their young daughter. She suspects Lawrence is having an affair and starts a campaign of surveillance to catch him. What she discovers in her search is far more complicated and sinister than she could have possibly imagined. See filmmaker biography

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Die Autoficker
Die Autoficker

During a late-night search for sex, a driver receives a surprising lesson about climate change.

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Someone Good Will Find You
Someone Good Will Find You

A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son, David, the importance of hard work, thrift, and delayed gratification. But when the time comes for David to reap the rewards of his efforts, it turns out that the lessons he’s learned transcend those his father intended. See filmmaker biography

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The German King
The German King

At the start of World War I, King Rudolf Douala Manga Bell, a German-raised African prince, returns home to Cameroon to find his people being subjugated and enslaved under Kaiser Wilhelm II’s oppressive colonial rule. He must now lead a rebellion against this man whom he once considered his brother. See filmmaker biography

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All the World Is a Stage
All the World Is a Stage

An animated adaptation of the famous Shakespeare poem "All The World's A Stage" narrated by the renowned Shakespeare actor and director Samuel West. See filmmaker biography

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Magic Man
Magic Man

Repressed by her father’s ideals, Masie disappears, leaving him distraught and concerned for her welfare. See filmmaker biography

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Greenkeeper
Greenkeeper

Guenther maintains the home field for a hopeless soccer team. Just before an all-important game, he comes up with a brilliant plan to save the honor of his team.

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Omakase
Omakase

OMAKASE is a darkly-comedic, surreal, revenge fantasy from the perspective of a woman on a mediocre first date. See filmmaker biography

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Anna
Anna

Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to a party to meet American men who are touring the country, searching for love. See filmmaker biography

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Eat the Rainbow
Eat the Rainbow

A musical comedy about Bayani who moves into a conservative suburban neighborhood and disrupts the otherwise comfortable homogeny, prompting a demand for him to leave. Cousin Wonderlette befriends Bayani and together they take on the opposition. See filmmaker biography

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