Bridgeport Film Fest 2021

Arts and Entertainment

July 23, 2021

From: Bridgeport Film Fest

The inaugural Bridgeport Film Fest will feature over 70 films, guest speakers, workshops, and panel discussions.

The Bridgeport Film Fest is making “philanthropy through film” a priority in Bridgeport, CT. This nonprofit initiative is dedicated to the discovery, championing and development of independent filmmakers and audiences. In their first year, The Bridgeport Film Fest has received over 375 submissions from across 30 countries.

Through various programming the festival seeks to showcase, guide and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the Bridgeport community and beyond. Local audiences will be enriched by the films, workshops, panels discussions and other forms of artistic expression curated by the festival team and will ensure the promotion of Downtown Bridgeport to continue to thrive as a cultural artistic center.

Festival Schedule:

Friday July 23, 2021

4:00pm-5:30pm: Filmmaker Networking Hour/Red Carpet

5:00pm-5:55pm: GA Red Carpet

6:00pm-6:10pm: Welcome to the Film Fest

6:10pm-7:50pm: Film Block 1: "Family Ties"

8:15pm-10:00pm: Film Block 2: "Dark Night of the Soul"

Saturday July 24, 2021

10:30am-12:00pm: Workshop: Screenwriting with Brian Hogan

12:00pm-1:00pm: Filmmaker Networking Hour

1:00pm-2:45pm: "And Seen" Documentary & Discussion

3:15pm-4:30pm: Panel: Women in Film

5:00pm-6:30pm: Film Block 3: "The Future Is Female"

6:50pm-8:20pm: Film Block 4: "Black Stories Matter"

8:45pm-10:15pm: Film Block 5: "You Are Who You Are: Queer Stories"

Sunday July 25, 2021

10:30am-11:30am: Bridgeport Gives Back Event

12pm-1pm: Panel: Indie Filmmaking in Connecticut and Beyond

1:30pm-3:30pm: Animated Shorts & Community Film

4:00pm-5:30pm: Film Block 6: "The Lockdown Diaries"

6:00pm-7:30pm: Film Block 7: "Webseries & TV"

8pm-9pm: Awards and Closing Night Party

Date: Friday July 23, 2021 - Sunday July 25, 2021

The Klein
910 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605

3-day weekend pass: $25 + 3.50 fee
Single-day pass: $12 + $2.25 fee

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