Stony Brook Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Stony Brook Film Festival
SINCE: 1996
WHERE: Stony Brook, New York
WEBSITE: www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Stony Brook Film Festival is a highly anticipated event every summer. The Festival is produced by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, located on the north shore of Long Island, sixty miles from New York City. 15,000 film lovers attend the festival, with many buying film passes that have been reasonably priced.

2015 Stony Brook Film Festival Film Lineup, Opens with ‘The Man from Oran’

2015 Stony Brook Film Festival Film Lineup, Opens with ‘The Man from Oran’

The 2015 Stony Brook Film Festival unveiled its schedule of films for its 20th anniversary edition, taking place from Thursday, July 16 through Saturday, July 25, 2015. The schedule of films is being announced today on the festival’s website, and features thirty-four films (19 features and 15 shorts), chosen out of more than 700 entries. […]

Foreign Films Win Top Awards at 2014 Stony Brook Film Festival

Foreign Films Win Top Awards at 2014 Stony Brook Film Festival

 stony brook film festival winners-2014

U. S. Premieres of foreign films took the top awards at the 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival.  U.S. premiere of French film Paper Souls (Les âmes de papier) directed by Vincent Lannoo took the Jury Award for Best Feature, and U.S. Premiere of Dutch film Kenau directed by Maarten Treurniet won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature

Stony Brook’s ten-day festival screened films each evening at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. Opening night was sold out, with over 900 in the audience for Ralph Macchio’s short film, Across Grace Alley, followed by the U.S. Premiere of the German film Back on Track from Beta Cinema. Alan Inkles, founder and director of the Festival, greeted European and American filmmakers at the awards night, following the New York Premiere of Erik Poppe’s 1,000 Times Good Night starring Juliette Binoche.

Stony Brook Film Festival Unveils 2014 Film Lineup incl. NY Premiere of Juliette Binoche in “A Thousand Times Good Night”

Stony Brook Film Festival Unveils 2014 Film Lineup incl. NY Premiere of Juliette Binoche in “A Thousand Times Good Night”

Juliette Binoche in A Thousand Times Good Night, directed by Eric PoppeJuliette Binoche in A Thousand Times Good Night, directed by Eric Poppe 

The 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, produced by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, will screen ten evenings of the best in new independent film from Thursday, July 17 through Saturday, July 26 in the Staller Center Main Stage Theatre. The popular summer festival will include three World Premieres and four U.S. Premieres among the seventeen features and twenty shorts and host Q&As with filmmakers and Opening and Closing Night receptions.

The U.S. Premiere features include Back on Track directed by Kilian Riedhof, a bittersweet drama from Germany about a man well over 70 years old training for the Berlin marathon; Kenau, directed by Maarten Treurniet, a big-screen adventure from the Netherlands set in the 16th century; Paper Souls  (Les âmes de papier) a quirky and surprising comedy from France; The Dark Valley directed by Andreas Prochaska, with Sam Riley (On the Road), a tale of revenge from Austria/Germany reminiscent of the best of American Westerns. 

Winners of the 18th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY Wins Best Film

Winners of the 18th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY Wins Best Film

L to R: Alan Inkles, founder/director of the Stony Brook Film Festival; Gert Embrechts, director/writer, ALLEZ EDDY!; Ate de Jong, director and co-writer, THE BLITZ; John Burgess, director, ONE SMALL HITCH; John Anderson, film critic and master of ceremonies at the Stony Brook Film Festival awards reception; Georg Maas, director/co-writer of the Closing Night film TWO LIVES.L to R: Alan Inkles, founder/director of the Stony Brook Film Festival; Gert Embrechts, director/writer, ALLEZ EDDY!; Ate de Jong, director and co-writer, THE BLITZ; John Burgess, director, ONE SMALL HITCH; John Anderson, film critic and master of ceremonies at the Stony Brook Film Festival awards reception; Georg Maas, director/co-writer of the Closing Night film TWO LIVES.

The 18th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday night with a Closing Night Reception and announced the winners of the 2013 festival. MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY written and directed by Michaela Kezele was selected by the jury as the 2013 Jury Award-Best Feature; and the 2013 Audience Choice-Best Feature a tie between ALLEZ, EDDY! written and directed by Gert Embrechts and THE BLITZ directed and co-written by Ate de Jong.

ZAYTOUN, TWO LIVES, Documentary, TWA FLIGHT 800 Among 2013 Lineup for Stony Brook Film Festival

ZAYTOUN, TWO LIVES, Documentary, TWA FLIGHT 800 Among 2013 Lineup for Stony Brook Film Festival

ZAYTOUN

The 18th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival will screen a lineup of new independent features, documentaries and shorts for ten days from Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 27, 2103. Opening night features the East Coast premiere of ZAYTOUN, directed by Eran Riklis  (Lemon Tree), and closing night will feature the East Coast premiere of the Norwegian and German dramatic thriller, TWO LIVES, directed by Georg Maas, which takes place in Norway in 1990.