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About the Festival



The Stony Brook Film Festival presented by Island Federal Credit Union is produced by Staller Center for the Arts, a large performance venue on the campus of Stony Brook University.



The Stony Brook Film Festival is in its 21st year in 2016. The ten-day festival will be held from Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 30, 2016. 15,000 tickets were  sold last year. Film passes good for all films were $85 for the 20th Annual Film Festival, and general admission tickets were $10.  Typically, each Festival feature is paired with a short film (shorts are usually no more than 29 minutes long). Two features and two shorts are screened each evening.



All films are shown in Staller Center’s Main Stage Theatre, which has over 1000 seats. The theater has stadium seating, wide aisles, and excellent site lines. Parties (both public and private) are held throughout the Festival both on campus and off.  

Stony Brook University, part of New York State’s public university system, is located on the north shore of Long Island.  Stony Brook is about 50 miles from New York City and a train station adjoins the campus.  There is also bus service to New York City. Long Island Sound’s public beaches are a mile away from campus.



Island Federal Credit Union’s generous support as a presenting sponsor extends well into the future. Additional sponsors for the 2015 Stony Brook Film Festival were Applied DNA Sciences –James A. Hayward; Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP; HBO; Suffolk County; The Village Voice and WALK 97.5 Radio.