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In its five-year existence, Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival has caught Hollywood’s eye each spring when it covers the sidewalks of lower Manhattan with red carpet. This year, many of the festival’s most promising participants are from just across the river. GO Brooklyn’s Laura McDonald caught up with some of the borough’s filmmakers and see if they were on their way to happy endings.

Be Garrett, Park Slope

Film: “A Nick in Time,” a short set in a Bedford-Stuyvesant barbershop.

Question: Are you nervous to be screening in front of a hometown crowd?
I look forward to hearing the feedback from genuine New Yorkers. If you can get their approval than everyone else is a given.

Sergio Castilla, Brooklyn Heights

Film: “Take the Bridge,” a feature following four young Washington Heights residents.

Question: What is your favorite Brooklyn movie?
“Do the Right Thing”

Mark Street, Carroll Gardens

Film: “A Year,” a documentary short (just 26 minutes!)

Question: What place in Brooklyn really gets your creative juices flowing?
Lately, I’ve been enjoying Red Hook a lot. I like the slightly off-the-charts feel and the proximity of the water. My guess is Ikea will change all that.

Esther Robinson, Gowanus

Film: “A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory,” a documentary about Robinson’s uncle and his relationship with Andy Warhol.

Question: Are you nervous to be screening in front of a hometown crowd?
It’s exciting to screen in front of my hometown crowd, it’s the hometown press that’s a tad intimidating!

For more information on the screenings of these films, visit www.tribecafilmfesti....

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