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Film Submissions

We are no longer accepting entries for the 2018 Stony Brook Film Festival.  Submissions are no longer being accepted as of end of day, May 1, 2018.

Entries for the 2019 Stony Brook Film Festival will open in December of 2018.

Rules & Terms:
  We accept features and shorts in narrative, documentary and animated categories.

Films must not have been screened in U.S. prior to July 1, 2017 and must not have been completed prior to January 1, 2017.

We accept the following screening formats: Blu-Ray, DCP, MPEG 2, Pro Res 422 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..

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