The 2020 Brooklyn Silent Film Fest has selected its films!!

More details are coming. COVID will not hold us down. We are looking at a live festival in the Spring of 2021… maybe at a Drive-in!

Stay tuned for film posters from our amazing program of new silent films!

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Congratulations and Pics from the 2019 Brooklyn Silent Film Festival

We had an amazing night at The Well in Bushwick, Brooklyn. 8 amazing NEW short silent films were shown while 8 amazing bands and solo artists performed the original scores they composed.  The house was packed and spirits were high.  We can’t wait til next year!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @brooklynsilentfilmfest and Twitter @brooklynsilent
to stay informed about next year’s festival!

Congratulations to this year’s winning collaboration:

La Pescadora – Dir. Edu Lavandeira paired with Somer Bingham and Doug Linse


Here are some photos from the night!


More photos at

Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed!  We can’t wait to see you all again next year!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning!

Okay folks!  We’re ready for you!  Are you ready for us??

BrooklynSilent (as part of the Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival) pairs new short films with up-and-coming musical artists who compose original scores to the films and perform them live alongside the films at the Festival!

On the night of the event, we will screen 8 films with the musicians playing along.  In the main room 2 great DJs will keep the dance party popping!

Awards will be presented midway through the band performances!

8 new Short Films from around the world with live scores!

La Pescadora (The Fishwerwoman) / Somer Bingham
Stamenigma / CENTVRY
Into Modern Times / Eliza and the Organix
Mrs. Mokemoke / The Grasping Straws
Fade to Black / OJ and The Yams
Tetregrammaton (The Sin) / Brent Butler
Black Light / The Nervous
The Secret to Eternal Love / Cedric Wilson

Corey Deckler / Producer, Executive Producer, A24 Films
Jesse Alick / Company Dramaturg, The Public Theater
Tracy Sayre / Director, The Womens Weekend Film Challenge and Festival
Chris Carr / Co-Founder Brooklyn Wildlife
Jamal / Composer, Performer, No Surrender
3 amazing musical showcases:
No Surrender
OJ and the Yams

Diego Del Sol

The Venue:
Bushwick’s The Well is an amazing beer bar with a back patio and great live room for performances!  There’s also hundreds of types of beer!

The Well / 272 Meserole St. Brooklyn, NY (L train to Montrose)

DOORS at 6. Bands at 7. Films at 9. DJs all night! / $20

Most Film Festivals charge you per screening or for a huge weekend pass – We throw the party in one night so everyone gets to party together on one glorious night!

Meet our Amazing Judges!

We may be a small festival but our judges are standouts in the Film, Theatre and Music Industry!

Corey Deckler-Spence is both a Producer and Production Executive at A24!

Jesse Cameron Alick is the Company Dramaturg at The Public Theater!
Tracey Sayre is an award-winning Director and the Director of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge!

Chris Carr is a DIY Impressario and the founder of the Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival!


Brooklyn Silent is now accepting Submissions!

If you’re a filmmaker or musician or awesome explorer, you should join us!

Looking for 10-20 minute SILENT Films and bands who want to compose 10-20 minute scores to them!

The inaugural event will be on 9/5 at The Well – 272 Meserole St., Brooklyn.

Judges to be announced shortly!

Accepting submissions soon!

Hi all!  We’re excited to get this balling!  The Brooklyn Silent Film Fest will pair ten short films with ten up-and-coming bands for a night of live music and original film.  Will you be there for the premiers of the films and the first time their scores are performed live?  Will your film have its score composed and performed by one of NYC’s best new bands?  Will your band be there performing its first film score?

We hope so!

Stay tuned for more info!

The fact that certain composers have been able to create first-class music within the medium of film proves that film music can be as good as the composer is gifted. — Jerry Goldsmith