RED HOOK — The neighborhood’s film festival is back for its sixth year, commemorating Hurricane Sandy that struck just weeks after their festival last year.
The annual Red Hook International Film and Video Festival, to be held Oct. 12 and 13, will be accepting film entries under the theme “The Wake of Hurricane Sandy,” films about the storm or created by artists who were affected by it.
"We wanted to give our film community a venue to voice, to air, and to screen the images and films of work inspired by the trauma and hardships our friends, neighbors and neighborhoods devastated by the storm," according to the festival’s website.
While reaching out to a community affected by the storm, the festival is still open to films of any subject, particularly those related to Red Hook, Brooklyn and the waterfront, said Daniel Durning, the festival’s chair.
“We’ve focused on films that have a focus on the neighborhood,” he said.
International and local filmmakers will screen their films, documentaries and vignettes at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, located at 499 Van Brunt St.
Young and amateur filmmakers are encouraged to enter the event — one of Brooklyn’s longest running film festivals, Durning said.
“It’s kind of like a small New York festival,” he said.
Submissions for the film festival should submitted by Sept. 30 and postmarked no later than Oct. 1. For submission information, visit this website.