A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 18, 2006
Big Apple Film Festival
The Big Apple Film Festival began in 2004 (and is not to be confused with the New York Film Festival).


Big Apple Film Festival -- About
Big Apple Film Festival, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee",
"25 Coolest Film Festivals", and Film Freeway's "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals", is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Additionally, the festival is proud to honor a variety of New York City based filmmakers, writers, actors and artists who have played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple. Each year BAFF presents awards in a variety of categories including Best Feature Film, Short Film, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Animation, NYC Cityscape Award, Student Film Award, Golden Apple Award, and NY Emerging Talent Award.
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ALUMNI FILMS include filmmakers and cast that are Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees, SAG Award winners and nominees, as well as films released by HBO, Showtime, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, Itunes and More...

Newspapers.com
24 April 2005, The Record (Hackensack, NJ), "Indie director created his own film festival" by Jim Beckerman, pg. E-9, col. 1:
Some people are part of the solution. Others are part of the problem.

Independent filmmaker Jonathan Lipp is a bi of both.

When Lipp, Paramus native, launched his Big Apple Film Festival in 2004, it was his response to the rejection slips he got from many of the major festivals. He wanted a film festival where the little guy -- a guy like himself -- could have a chance.

Now, a year later, he's handing out the rejection slips.

http://www.bigapplefilmfestival.com/NewsPage.htm
3rd Annual
Big Apple Film Festival
November 16-18, 2006
at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Big Apple Film Festival is New York City's premiere event, taking place annually in the heart of the greatest city in the world. The BAFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films and screenplays that the entertainment world has to offer. Our mission is to bridge the gap between dedicated independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals. Therefore, the festival offers a variety of film screenings, special New York City premieres, interactive panel discussions, special guests, a screenplay competition, networking parties and events, as well as a closing night awards ceremony, in which awards will be presented to celebrate achievements in filmmaking, screenwriting and acting. In addition, as New York City is synonymous with cultural diversity, the Big Apple Film Festival was established to celebrate the city's multi-culturalism. Therefore, a primary purpose of the festival is to recognize films and filmmakers that seek to focus their attention on the unique qualities of individuals of all backgrounds and ethnicities. In order to bring the most elite talent to the silver screen, the BAFF is proud to partner with a variety of independent film organizations, including IFP, Filmmaker Magazine, Indiewire.com and Scriptshark.com.

(Trademark)
Word Mark BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL
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Published for Opposition May 10, 2011
Registration Number 4001268
Registration Date July 26, 2011
Owner (REGISTRANT) Lipp, Jonathan DBA Big Apple Film Festival LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEW YORK 1662 Old Country Road #1034 Plainview NEW YORK 11803
Attorney of Record Michael J. Feigin, Esq.
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