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Stony Brook Film Festival

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14th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival Dates Announced:

Thursday, July 23 – Saturday, August 1, 2009


October 23, 2008, Stony Brook, NY— Dates have been set for the 14th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, a summer destination for film lovers on Long Island. From Thursday, July 23 to Saturday, August 1, 2009, independent film from around the world will once again be showcased at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University.


Alan Inkles, founder and director of the Stony Brook Film Festival, looks forward to the summer event. “Our search for the best in independent film pays off each year. Our audiences’ enthusiasm for the festival is legendary. Q&As spill over into the lobby as people talk about the films they’ve seen with filmmakers and get into discussions with others. Our filmmakers are always impressed with the size of the audiences and the interesting questions that are raised. The interest and support of the community is truly amazing,” said Mr. Inkles.


The Stony Brook Film Festival screens all films on the large Staller Center screen in the Main Stage Theatre, which seats over 1000. Films are shown in the evenings and on weekends. Filmmakers attend screenings to represent their films and winning filmmakers are brought back for the closing night awards.


The entry deadline for 2009 is May 1. Entry forms are available on the Stony Brook Film Festival web site.