BAMcinemaFest 2012


In the wake of the Cannes Film Festival, there comes another, smaller festival which seeks to highlight emerging voices in American independent cinema.

A showcase for emerging voices in American independent cinema, this annual film festival features New York and North American premieres of films culled from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, and other festivals from around the world.

Now in its fourth year, the 2012 edition of BAMcinemaFest opens with a screening in the spectacular BAM Howard Gilman Opera House followed by a BAM-wide party with a DJ, drinks, and snacks for ticketholders. The festival includes 21 New York premieres, rare repertory films, an outdoor screening, live music, filmmaker Q&As, lots of special guests, parties, and more.

One of the highlights is a screening of Sundance favorite and personally an eagerly anticipated film for me – Beasts of the Southern Wild. Unfortunately as I tried to order a ticket for the screening, I found that it was sold out [this is an official sad face]. I guess I will have to just wait until the film’s limited (NY/LA) release the following week.

Back to BAMcinemaFest. Here are some highlights of the event:

I may give some of these events a go (if I can get tickets).

Does anything interest you?