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Bushwick Film Festival founder Kweighbaye Kotee (left) with the cast and crew of "In Case of Emergency" including the film's director Stefanie Sparks (center).

The 10th Annual Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) took over House of Yes on Thursday night with a fabulous red carpet event before the debut of the night’s featured film, “In Case of Emergency.”

Kweighbaye Kotee, founder and CEO of BFF, invited filmmakers, actors, artists, and everyone looking for a good time down to House of Yes, located at 2 Wyckoff Ave., for a night of fun, photos and film.

The night’s featured presentation was the premiere of “In Case of Emergency,” directed by Stefanie Sparks. Sparks also takes on the role of Sarah Williams, a snobby New York City elitist who suffers an unimaginable turn of events after she survives being hit by a taxi and loses her uterus and elitist status.

With the help of an unexpected new friend, Melinda (played by Jenni Ruiza), Sarah comes to the realization that her past life was not as good as it was cracked up to be.

“It’s a dream come true,” Sparks said of having her film debut at BFF. “We are thrilled to be here. There is nowhere cooler than the Bushwick Film Festival.”

This year’s BFF, which runs from Oct. 12-15, features a wide range of filmmakers, directors, genres of films, panels and, of course, parties.

For a full list of all the BFF events, visit bushwickfilmfestival.com.

“Now I understand what a festival can bring to a community and how it economically impacts a community, and how it brings all types of worlds, and stories, and people [together],” Kotee said. “And I just really wanted to use this as a way to, like I said, impact and grow where I live, but also inspire women and women of color. [I want] people to look at me and say, ‘Look at that woman: if she’s the head of a film company or a media company, maybe I can do it, too.’”

Schneps Communications, parent company of QNS and the Ridgewood Times, was among the event’s media sponsors.

 

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