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.