Stony Brook Film Festival is a highly selective and well curated selection of independent features, shorts, documentaries. We are currently not accepting entries for the 2021 Stony Brook Film Festival, but entires will be open for the 2022 Festival beginning December 1, 2021. The entry fees are as follows:
$10 Entry Fee:
December 1, 2021 - January 15, 2022
$20 Entry Fee:
January 16 - March 15, 2022
$30 Entry Fee:
March 15 - April 15, 2022
$40 Entry Fee:
April 15 - May 1, 2022
All selections will be made by the first week of May, and notifications sent by May 14, 2022. The best way to submit is online at our Film Freeway page. We look forward to viewing your films!
Entries for the 2022 Stony Brook Film Festival will open Decemer 1, 2021
Rules & Terms: We accept features and shorts in narrative, documentary and animated categories.
Films must not have been screened in U.S. prior to March 1, 2021 and must not have been completed prior to December 1, 2020 .
We accept the following screening formats: DCP, MPEG 2, Pro Res 422, Blu-Ray or contact us.
Competition is open to U.S. and International entries.
No more than a total of 2 (two) submissions are permitted per director, and no more than a total of 5 (five) submissions are permitted per distributor or producer, regardless of film categories. If you are a distributor and would like to submit more than five films please email us your request and we will get back to you.
Feature films are 30 minutes in length or longer. Short films are under 30 minutes in length.
Films not in English must be subtitled in English.
Films that have shown theatrically or broadcast on television in New York prior to the Festival or are available on DVD or VOD are not generally eligible for consideration..