This May, Stony Brook Film Festival will offer a series of award-winning short films from past Festivals for free online. The films will be released on Tuesdays and Fridays every week through June, with the first film released on May 5 at 12:00 pm.
For 25 years, the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University has hosted the Stony Brook Film Festival. The Stony Brook Film Festival is a ten-day festival hosting short and feature independent films from all over the world.
This year, in response to the CoVid-19 pandemic, the Staller Center is sharing a selection of short films from previous Film Festivals to watch at home. To gain access to the films, visitors can subscribe online at stonybrookfilmfestival.com or stallercenter.com/athome.
“We receive numerous requests every week from our patrons and followers asking for more content to be available at home during this crisis. These shorts are a great way to give them a taste of what the Stony Brook Film Festival is, and it shows what kind of films we premiere,” said Staller Center and Stony Brook Film Festival Director Alan Inkles. Stony Brook Film Festival Presents includes introductions from Festival Co-Programmer, Kent Marks, and Q&A footage from previous festivals will also be available online.
The Stony Brook Film Festival, sponsored by Island Federal, hopes to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this July.