The 15th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival will bring the best in independent film from around the world to audiences this summer, beginning with a unique opening night double bill on Thursday, July 22. Two outstanding dramas from The Netherlands, The Storm, a U.S. premiere, and Bride Flight, an East Coast premiere, have been chosen to start the Festival.
More than 15,000 filmgoers are expected at the ten-day Festival. Seven world premieres, five U.S. premieres, eight East Coast premieres, and six New York premieres will be among the 32 feature and short films presented during the Stony Brook Film Festival from July 22 through July 31 on the large Main Stage screen at Staller Center.
The Festival has a reputation for being one of the best on the circuit and was dubbed “super selective” by Moviemaker Magazine. Formats accepted for projection at the Festival, which is produced by Staller Center, are 35 mm and beta formats.
Filmmakers attend screenings to represent their films and winning filmmakers are brought back for the closing night awards, which will be hosted by film critic John Anderson once again this year. The reception is held on the Main Stage of Staller Center directly after the closing night film screening.
For more information about past festivals and a complete schedule of this summer’s films, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com.
Prices and Schedules
Film passes are $75 for ten days of films. Visit www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com or call 632-ARTS to order. Tickets for individual screenings can be purchased starting Monday, July 12. Single tickets are $9 general admission; $7 students and seniors. (A ticket includes a short film followed by a feature through most of the festival.) Tickets to the Opening Night Party and the Closing Night Awards Reception are also on sale.