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Testimonials from Filmmakers

Catherine Eaton, The Sounding
"crazy honored by Stony Brook Film Festival - #thesoundingfilm won the
jury award for best feature from a host of amazing films by incredible
filmmakers!  the curation of the festival was visionary and the
filmmakers were treated like royalty - our entire team was so grateful
- thank you #SBFF2017!  immensely proud!"

Jorge Arenillas, The Second Act of Elliott Murphy
"As an independent filmmaker, sometimes you struggle for years to get your film done. Then it gets a limited release and nothing else happens. The world doesn't seem to notice. It can be depressing.  That's why fests like yours are so special. They restore our pride as filmmakers and get us back on our feet. The feedback that you get from that audience, that theater, that crew, refreshes your creative energy and makes you wish to get back home and start working on a new project. You have a treasure there in Stony Brook, and we are all happy to be part of it for a while. Simply put, thank you (all of you) for the most terrific week of my year."

Todd Wider, To the Edge of the Sky
"An incredibly well curated and intelligent film festival.  Itcelebrates independent film from around the world and gives its audience a chance to discover great films and interact with filmmakers.  Supremely well run and organized, each film is shown once in a giant, state of the art theater to a routinely packed crowd.  This format really works well here, as the entire community focuses on one film at a time. Set in one of the most beautiful towns on Long Island and backed by a powerhouse university, the audiences are really smart and very welcoming. Don't miss this
festival, it's a wonderful experience."

Pavels Gumennikovs, Just, Go!
"The Stony Brook Film Festival is really brilliant! I have been travelling for eleven years around the world. This festival will be legendary. You should be proud of the festival, no…you MUST be proud!"

Michael Ferrell, Laura Gets a Cat
"Laura Gets a Cat was our second feature, and it is so motivating to receive this award. {Special
Recognition by the Jury- Spirit of Independent Filmmaking} Two thumbs up for the Festival, it’s an

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