Stony Brook Film Festival
The Stony Brook Film Festival, produced by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, presents a program of new, independent films every summer since 1996. Features and short films from the U.S. and around the world are screened over ten days at Staller Center, which has been the venue since the Festival’s beginning. The festival is the brain child of the Staller Center's current Director Alan Inkles. The festival continues to gain momentum and has gathered a faithful following. The 2009 festival was expected to draw a crowd of over 15,000 people.
The 2009 Festival ran from July 23 to Aug 1st, 2009 showing thirty-seven films in total. From fresh and inventive stories, intense character studies, impeccable direction and the highest production values in Independent Cinema, the Stony Brook Film Festival is a sought-after venue for filmmakers, sales agents, and distributors from around the world, who enjoy having their films shown on one of the region’s largest screens. Complementing the many U.S. indies, the 2009 Festival screened films from dozens of countries including Canada, Israel, China, Germany, Palestine, Spain, and Japan.
The 2010 Festival, the 15th annual, was held from July 22 to July 31. A total of 32 full-length and short films were presented.
The 2011 Festival, the 16th annual, was held from July 21 to July 30. A total of 34 full-length and short films were presented.
The 2012 Festival, the 17th annual, was held from July 19 to July 28. A total of 33 full-length and short films were presented.
Welcoming letter from the Festival Director, Alan Inkles
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