“FACT SHEET” -Stony Brook Film Festival


Provided by the Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook University, New York

-The Stony brook Film Festival (SBFF) is a highly competitive, highly selective festival presenting an international selection of new independent features, documentaries and shorts over ten evenings. The 20th annual SBFF will be celebrated in July, 2015

-The SBFF is produced by Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, located on the north shore of Long Island, 55 miles east of NYC. All films at SBFF are screened once in the 1,000 seat Main Stage Theatre. Directors and actors attend many of the screenings and Q&As.

-SBFF receives hundreds of entries a year from across the country and around the world for its film competition.

-A passholder can see all selected films with an $85 film pass. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 senior citizens, and $5 students.

-Film passes and selected events of the Festival have sold out for the past several years. Several individual screenings per Festival sell out completely–usually Opening Night, Closing Night and 2-3 additional films. The Theatre seats 1,000 people so “sold out” means a large audience. Approximately 14,000 passes and tickets are sold over the course of the Festival.

-Presenting sponsors include Applied DNA Sciences–James A. Hayward; Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP; HBO; Suffolk County; Teachers Federal Credit Union; The Village Voice; and WALK 97.5 Radio.

-The entry deadline is May 1 each year. Entry forms become available in the winter at http://www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com

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