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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 22nd year in 2017. The ten-day festival will be held from Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 29, 2017. In 2016 we had over 15,000 attendees which included passholders and single ticket buyers. 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, with additional screenings on the weekend.



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. 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 2017 Stony Brook Film Festival are  Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP; HBO; Suffolk County; The Village Voice and WLIW21.