The Zero Film Festival, in its third year, and now expanded to annual events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, is the only festival of its kind to show films made exclusively by self-financed, indie filmmakers. It opens this Saturday, November 13th, with an all-night gala held in Bushwick’s Nut Roaster Studios. The seven-day, film, music and art event, running from Nov. 13-20 in Bushwick and at Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill, includes everything from “Bakhtiari Alphabet”, a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Cima Sedish, to Mina Park’s moody, experimental “I Saw Your Sister Yesterday.”

Advance tickets for each night of the festival can be purchased for $12, or $15 at the door, including tickets for the gala opening and closing night events. With free drinks, art installations and bands every night, including bold pop act Asobi Seksu on Nov. 13th and dreamy duo School of Seven Bells on Nov. 20th, (both at Nut Roaster Studios), it’s more than a film festival, it’s a multimedia event that focuses on bringing people together.

The “Zero Film Festival” runs from Nov. 13-20 at Invisible Dog Gallery, 51 Bergen St. between Boerum Place and Smith St. in Cobble Hill, (347) 981-4186]; and Nut Roaster Studios, 119 Ingraham St. near Porter Ave. in Bushwick, (718) 456-7570. Tickets $15 or $12 in advance. For times, tickets and a full schedule of events, check out

  1. Check out the closing party this Saturday.