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About Stony Brook Film Festival


The Stony Brook Film Festival  presented by Island Federal showcases the best in independent film premieres over ten stimulating days.   All screen in Staller Center’s main stage theatre at Stony Brook University.

You’ll experience talented performances by stars of the future and also see some familiar faces.  The Stony Brook Film Festival invites filmmakers to represent their films and participate in question and answer sessions after screenings. You’ll hear from directors, actors, producers and crew from all over the world.

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

The Stony Brook Film Festival will be in its 25th year in 2020. The festival is being held over 12 weeks, starting on Thursday, September 10 and ending with our live awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 15. All features are paired with a short film, and almost all films will feature an interview with the filmmakers.

This year, to ensure the continued health of their community, patrons, staff, and students, the Stony Brook Film Festival will be held virtually on  IndieFlix Festivals .

Island Federal's generous support as a presenting sponsor extends well into the future. Additional sponsors for the Stony Brook Film Festival are  Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP; HBO; Suffolk County; The Village Voice and WLIW21.

How to experience:
Tickets to individual films and all access passes to the entire festival may be purchased through   IndieFlix Festivals .

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