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Schedule Announced for 2024 Stony Brook Film Festival

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Slate Includes a Special ‘Sneak Preview’

The Stony Brook Film Festival (SBFF) has announced the full schedule of films for its 29th year at the Staller Center for the Arts. The festival will run from Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 27, offering 36 feature and short films from 19 countries.

See the full schedule.

“While our goal is to always program the best films we can find, this year, we gave ourselves the added goal of keeping an eye out for films that appeared to be on the lighter side so we could give our audience some extra laughs in their lives — something that we felt many people could use,” said SBFF and Staller Center Director Alan Inkles.

As festival-goers have come to expect, the 2024 schedule is still peppered with hard-hitting films, compelling dramas and some very unique science fiction. Both the opening and closing night films are U.S. premieres this year. The opening night film is The Blond Boy from the Casbah, from France, and the closing night film is One Million Minutes, from Germany.

One million minutes
Closing the festival is the U.S. premiere of the German epic ‘One Million Minutes,’ an inspiring true story that follows an over-worked family trying to find balance in their lives, starring festival-favorite Karoline Herfurth.

Sneak Preview

This year’s festival has a secret film — one that you will only know about if you come in person on July 21. The film — a major motion picture starring well-known Hollywood faces — was produced by a native Long Island filmmaker whose films have previously played the festival. It tells an inspirational true story with an amazing local hook. As with almost all films in the festival, a question-and-answer session between the filmmakers and the audience will follow the preview.

The grievance
‘The Grievance’ is a short film starring Rosie O’Donnell and Kevin Pollak.

Festival Passes and Parties

All festival pass types come with guaranteed priority seating, Q&As with filmmakers, discounts, and other perks at partner locations, including local eateries and breweries, as well as a festival gift.

The Flex Pass is intended for those who aren’t sure about purchasing a 10-day pass. For $75, pass holders also receive entry to any five nights of the festival, except for closing night.

A Regular Pass for $100 also includes entry to all films and the closing night awards ceremony.

The Gold Pass VIP for $250 (the cost of one night at Sundance) also includes entry to all films, VIP first priority reserved seating, and invitations to the opening night and closing night parties at St. Georges Golf Club in Setauket and on the rooftop at Curry Club at SaGhar in Port Jefferson, respectively.

Individual tickets go on sale July 1.

Buy tickets at For questions, contact the box office at (631) 632-2787 or

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