Category: 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.

Stony Brook Film Festival Announces 2017 Awards, Catherine Eaton’s THE SOUNDING Wins Best Film

Stony Brook Film Festival Announces 2017 Awards, Catherine Eaton’s THE SOUNDING Wins Best Film

The 22nd Stony Brook Film Festival ran July 20 to 29, and had the largest attendance in the history of the Festival. The Sounding directed by Catherine Eaton walked away with the Jury Award for Best Feature.

Stony Brook Film Fest Announces Guests, incl. TEXT FOR YOU’s Karoline Herfurth

Stony Brook Film Fest Announces Guests, incl. TEXT FOR YOU’s Karoline Herfurth

The international list of guests coming to the 22nd Annual Stony Brook Film Festival includes filmmakers delivering unique background stories on moviemaking.

WELCOME TO GERMANY to Open, TEXT FOR YOU to Close 2017 Stony Brook Film Festival

WELCOME TO GERMANY to Open, TEXT FOR YOU to Close 2017 Stony Brook Film Festival

A highly selective slate of new independent films will screen at the 22nd Annual Stony Brook Film Festival taking place July 20 to 29, at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University.

2016 Closing Night Stony Brook Film Festival, Hannes Holm, Delaney Ruston, Tessa Small, Kai Nordberg, Manolo Cruz, Alan Inkles

Winning Films Announced at 21st Stony Brook Film Festival; THE FENCER Wins Best Feature

The 21st Stony Brook Film Festival held at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, ended with an Awards Ceremony; and recognized Estonian film, THE FENCER as winner of the Jury Award for Best Feature.

Nathan Lane at Stony Brook Film Festival’s World Premiere of No Pay, Nudity

Nathan Lane at Stony Brook Film Festival’s World Premiere of NO PAY, NUDITY

Nathan Lane was among the actors representing the Stony Brook Film Festival’s World Premiere of the drama No Pay, Nudity in support of his long-time friend, Lee Wilkof.

Actor Brian Cox and Director János Edelényi of THE CARER, Honored at Opening Night of 2016 Stony Brook Film Festival

Actor Brian Cox and Director János Edelényi of THE CARER, Honored at Opening Night of 2016 Stony Brook Film Festival

Scottish actor, Olivier and Emmy Award star of The Carer, Brian Cox, was honored at the opening night of the 2016 Stony Brook Film Festival with the Stony Brook Film Festival Career Achievement Award; and Director János Edelényi received the Opening Night award.

A Man Called Ove (En Man Som Heter Ove)

THE CARER and A MAN CALLED OVE Bookend Lineup for 21st Stony Brook Film Festival

The 21st Stony Brook Film Festival screens July 21 to 30, and will showcase a highly selective compendium of independent film features, documentaries and shorts.

The Carer

First Four Films Revealed for 2016 Stony Brook Film Festival; Opens with THE CARER

The first four films have been revealed for the upcoming 21st Stony Brook Film Festival taking place July 21 to 30, 2016 in Stony Brook, New York.

Winners of the 20th Stony Brook Film Festival, HENRI HENRI Wins Best Film | TRAILERS

Winners of the 20th Stony Brook Film Festival, HENRI HENRI Wins Best Film | TRAILERS

The French Canadian film Henri Henri, written and directed by Martin Talbot, with Victor Andrés Trelles Turgeon and Sophie Desmarais (Sarah Prefers to Run), won the 2015 Jury Award-Best Feature at the 20th Stony Brook Film Festival. Raised in an orphanage, Henri has spent his life maintaining the lights of the convent […]

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.