The BedStuy Film Festival was founded in 2017 by Nickie Robinson as a showcase for films that feature diverse narratives and perspectives. The organization not only highlights filmmakers of diverse backgrounds but its mission uplifts new voices and outlooks, with particular emphasis on local creatives from a myriad of cultural, gender, race and across generations.
The BSFF did not take place in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but continued to highlight and celebrate diverse voices in film.
The 4th Annual BedStuy Film Festival is slated to take place from October 20, 2023 through October 22, 2023 at locations throughout the famed and historic Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn-as well as surrounding neighborhoods and virtually, as well.
According to Cision, the BedStuy Film Festival earned 104 total pickup, 50m+ impressions, and over 6,000 virtual attendees.