Hi! My name is Kweighbaye Kotee and I’m the founder of The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) and creator and host of[ Indie Cinema New York (ICNY)] on BRIC TV.
Founded in 2007, BFF is hailed as one of Brooklyn’s most celebrated events; recognized for contributing to the borough’s artistic and economic growth. I’m especially proud of this video campaign by POPSUGAR and DELTA highlighting my work and BFF: http://bit.ly/2fRHZpI
ICNY invites film and entertainment industry leaders to discuss upcoming film releases and events. Recent guests included Oscar Winner Caroline Waterlow and Oscar Nominees Raoul Peck and Sam Pollard.
I’m also the co-chair of the Arts & Culture Committee on the Bushwick Community Board and the Executive Director of a Brooklyn based non-profit that funds various projects including public art.
I was born in Liberia, attended public school in Newark, private school at Blair Academy and received my B.S in Media, Culture and Communications from NYU. I’ve been featured in various publications including NBC, Fox News, POPSUGAR, Delta Air Lines, UNWomen Huffington Post, Brooklyn Magazine, Bushwick Daily, Indiewire and Tribeca Film.
I know a lot about film festivals, building and interacting with audiences, building a solid network, sponsorship, raising funds, staying inspired and leading creative teams!
Thanks and I really look forward to receiving your questions!