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B Free Awards 2020 Eligibility Deadline

Just as the Academy Awards celebrates excellence in media artistry for those in Hollywood, the B Free Awards celebrates excellence in media artistry for those in “Brooklyn-wood."


Eligibility Deadline: Fri, Dec 6, 2019
Awards Show Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2020




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The B Free Awards was created with one goal in mind— to celebrate and honor the diverse voices that every week air over 650 hours of community-produced TV on BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network. With 15+ statuettes up for grabs, diverse category choices, and an awards show that always brings the stars, the glamour, and the excitement— we only have one question: Will you make the 2020 eligibilty deadline?

The 7th Annual B Free Awards will be held at BRIC House on Saturday, March 28, 2020.


  • Content Eligibility Deadline
    Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Eligibility Requirements
    Your film, TV show, or short MUST be submitted for air on Brooklyn Free Speech on or before Friday, December 6, 2019 in order to be eligible for the 2020 B Free Awards.
  • Content Eligibility Period
    B Free Awards 2020 is only open to content creators who have aired a film, TV show, or short on Brooklyn Free Speech from January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019. In order to make the December 31 cablecast deadline, you must apply for free channel time on or before Friday, December 6, 2019.
  • When can I submit my film, TV show, or short for the 2020 B Free Awards?
    On or around Tuesday, January 7 - Friday, January 31, 2020. The aforementioned dates should not be confused with the actual content eligibility deadline which is Friday, December 6, 2019. As a reminder, you MUST apply for free channel time on Brooklyn Free Speech by Friday, December 6, 2019 in order to be eligibile for the 2020 B Free Awards.
    Submit a special for air on Brooklyn Free Speech before Friday, December 6, 2019 by speaking with Kareem Bland, Tyrone Gorin, or Gen Ai Liu in our programming department at 718.683.5644 / 718.683.5643 / 718.683.5652 /
    Call or email a member of the B Free Awards team at 718.683.5653 /

BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network provides Brooklyn residents with an opportunity to voice their ideas to their community. Every week, hundreds of hours of television programming are submitted by Brooklyn-based producers, whose shows and topics match the broad diversity of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Free Speech has aired hundreds of thousands of hours of community-produced media since hitting the airwaves in 1990. We take great pride in airing your local films, documentaries, podcasts, and moments on our channels. We think of our community-produced media platforms as: Locally sourced. Globally shared.

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Venue Information:

BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Nia I'man Smith at or 718.683.5986.

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