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26th annual Stony Brook Film Festival winners announced at awards ceremony   

The 26th annual Stony Brook Film Festival, presented by Island Federal Credit Union, wrapped up with a Closing Night Awards Reception on July 31. The evening recognized the outstanding new independent films screened at the festival, which was held at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University from July 22 to 31.

 

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Princeton filmmaker Trey Nelson's documentary 'The 5th Man' in the running for awards  

PRINCETON — Princeton filmmaker Trey Nelson's documentary "The 5th Man" is running well on the film festival and awards track.

The film was featured on opening night at the recent Stony Brook Film Festival in Stony Brook, New York, where Nelson won Special Achievement Award.

 

 

 

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“We Called the Wide-Angle Lens ‘The Violence Lens’….”: Director Orson Oblowitz on His Hallucinatory Psychodrama, The Five Rules of Success 

Barbara Crampton has been acting in horror movies for almost 40 years now and has classics like Body Double and Re-animator on her resume (alongside more recent cult favorites such as Lords of Salem and You’re Next), but she’s never had a part that utilizes her talents as thrillingly as the title role in Jakob’s Wife. 

 

 

 

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Stony Brook Film Festival Presents 2021 Awards at its Live Ceremony 

The Stony Brook Film Festival hosted its live awards ceremony on Saturday, July 31, at the Staller Center for the Arts, presenting awards to seven films.

Anchorage, an American film directed by Scott Monahan and written by Dakota Loesch, won the Grand Prize, and   Willow, from the Republic of North Macedonia written and directed by Milcho Manchevski, won the Jury Award for Best Feature.

 

 

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2021 Stony Brook Film Festival Winners – ‘Anchorage’ ‘Willow’ ‘The Castle’ Win Top Prizes 

Anchorage directed by Scott Monahan is the winner of the  Grand Prize at the 2021 Stony Brook Film Festival, held at the Staller Center for the Arts. In the film, two brothers attempt to drive a trunk full of opioids from Florida to Alaska to cash-in big in the Land of Gold, but their plans don’t go as expected.

 

 

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‘Anchorage’ wins top honors at Stony Brook Film Festival; here’s a list of all winners 

 

Another Stony Brook Film Festival, Long Island’s largest film fest, is in the books. And the winners were recognized at a ceremony Saturday night.

This was the 26th installment of the festival, held at   Staller Center for the Arts  on the SBU campus.

 

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LORELEI’S Jena Malone Talks DONNIE DARKO, HUNGER GAMES, & CONTACT on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM 

LORELEI is an official selection of the Stony Brook Film Festival. It screens on Friday July 30, 2021 AT 7 PM. For more information, visit   https://stonybrookfilmfestival....

Lorelei was also an Official Selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. It won the Jury Prize at the 2020 Deauville American Film Festival and the Jordan Ressler First Feature Award at the 2021 Miami Film Festival. The film was also supported by a Stella Artois Women in Film Finishing Grant.

 

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Join Us for an Upcoming Event

The 26th annual Stony Brook Film Festival, presented by Island Federal, has returned to live, in-person screenings at the Staller Center for the Arts through July 31, and will hold an encore presentation online a month later.

 

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The Weekender: 5 Things to Do on Long Island This Weekend 

This festival presents 35 new, independent films from new American premieres to the best foreign-language films. There are options to attend both in person and virtually. $75+. Staller Center, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook.  Stonybrookfilmfestival.com  July 22-31.

 

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Batgirl Cast; California’s $330 Million Boost; Wakanda Forever Adds Michaela Coel

Stony Brook Film Festival:  The New York festival opens tonight with the world premiere of   The 5th Man , a documentary on Paul Limmer, a former track coach who racked up hundreds of wins and changed the lives of countless students at Bellmore’s Mepham High Schools not far from Stony Brook. The film, by director Trey Nelson, will be preceded by   Feeling Through , an Oscar-nominated short featuring deaf-blind actor Robert Tarango of Selden, which is also near Stony Brook.   More details are here.

 

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The Stony Brook Film Festival gets underway at the Staller Center

The 26th installment of the Stony Brook Film Festival, Long Island’s largest film fest, is now fully underway at Staller Center for the Arts, located at the University of Stony Brook campus.

 

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‘The 5th Man’ to Open Stony Brook Film Festival on Thursday, July 22

At The Stony Brook Film Festival this year the opening night film will be,"The 5th Man," a documentary on Paul Limmer, a former track coach at Bellmore's Mepham High School.  Credit: Trey Nelson

 

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Documentary about Mepham HS track coach opens Stony Brook Film Fest

Stony Brook Film Festival, now in its 26th year, kicks off on Thursday, July 22 with the world premiere of The 5th Man, a documentary on Paul Limmer, a former track coach at Bellmore’s Mepham High School. During his 50-year career there, Limmer racked up hundreds of wins, though director Trey Nelson focuses on the story of all the other kids – the ones who never felt “seen” – until Paul Limmer came into their lives.

 

 

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The Best of Both Worlds: Stony Brook Film Festival Is Back, Live and Online

The  26th annual Stony Brook Film Festival presented by Island Federal makes its glorious and long-awaited return to the Staller Center for the Arts with live, in-person screenings from July 22-31, and will also hold an encore presentation online a month later.

 

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Calendar of Events July 20 to August 1

Staller Center Main Stage, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. From July 22 to July 31 from 8 to 11 p.m. daily. The best in independent film premieres over 10 stimulating days. For film schedule and description, and ticketing information, visit  stonybrookfilmfestival.com or call 631-632-2787.

 

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Red River Road Filmmakers join Tom Needham on Sounds of Film

Paul and Jade Schuyler Talk Dystopian Pandemic Film, RED RIVER ROAD, on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM. RED RIVER ROAD is a featured selection at the Stony Brook Festival. The film is about a family of four isolating against a pandemic virus that spreads through the internet and robs you of your ability to perceive reality. Things begin to unravel when they suspect one or all of them might be infected.

 

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Stony Brook Film Festival Returns in July - TBR News Media

Stony Brook Film Festival returns in July Watch in-person or virtually Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts turns into a movie lover’s mecca when new independent films screen at the Stony Brook Film Festival on evenings and weekends from Thursday, July 22 to Saturday, July 31.

 

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5 cool things to know about the 2021 Stony Brook Film Festival at Staller

The  Stony Brook Film Festival  is fully back, baby. The summer oasis of air-conditioning and the arts returns to the Staller Center this July 22 through July 31, live and in-person, for the 26th annual installment. (Last year’s festival, the largest on Long island, had to go virtual due to the pandemic.)

 

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Stony Brook Film Festival Releases Schedule - SBU News

Appropriately — following a year and a half of uncertainty and disconnection — many of the films this year revolve around the theme of second chances. “Though we never choose films with an overall theme in mind, a theme always seems to emerge, and this year is no exception,” says festival co-programmer Kent Marks. “So many of this year’s films tell the story of people trying to get their lives back, stories about reviving lost relationships, renewing lost dreams, rescuing lost causes, or finding a way to escape a seemingly hopeless situation.”

 

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The Stony Brook Film Festival is all set to fully return this summer - Greater Port Jeff

That oasis of air-conditioning and the arts in high summer returns this July 22 through July 31, live and in-person, for its 26th event.

 

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Stony Brook Film Festival Returns, After a Virtual Year - Patch

After going virtual last year due to the pandemic, the Stony Brook Film Festival is back in person this year. The  Staller Center for the Arts  will host the festival, now in its 26th year, from July 22 to July 31.

 

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Passes now on sale for 2021 Stony Brook Film Festival 

The festival, which was held online last summer due to the pandemic, will return to its traditional home at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center from July 22 to 31. The lineup will include 35 films and live appearances from filmmakers. A virtual edition of the festival, available Aug. 5 through 30, will include access to all films along with prerecorded interviews with filmmakers. Passes for the live festival are $125 or $250; passes for the virtual edition are $85.

 

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NEWS & PRESS 

2021 Press Release

Film Schedule Announced for 2021 Stony Brook Film Festival

26th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival - Watch in-person or virtually!

 

2020  Press
Stony Brook Film Festival Winners Announced - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival - Virtually through December  - Greater Port Jeff

The Weekly Wrap-Up - SB Statesman "Corners" Review - SB Statesman

All-Access Film Festival Passes Now Available - Newsday

SB Statesman Podcast - SBFF Passes Available

The Stony Brook Film Festival will begin its virtual programming Sep. 10 - SB Statesman

American Pie's Jason Biggs Talks THE SUBJECT on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Virtual Stony Brook Film Festival Opens September 10 - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival Goes Virtual With 24 Indie Films - Vimooz

Stony Brook Film Festival is Heading Online for 2020 - Greater Long Island

12-Week Virtual Festival - Long Island Woman

2020 Stony Brook Film Festival - LI Press

Stony Brook VIRTUAL Film Festival -  WBABWBLI

Stony Brook Film Festival Goes Virtual - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival Sets Virtual Lineup - Newsday

Stony Brook Film Festival Postponed - SBU News

The Travel Quarantine List Grows - Newsday

Stony Brook Film Festival 2020 Postponed Due to COVID19 - Vimooz

Staller Center to Virtually Screen Emmy-Winning Film by Setauket Brothers - Gerater Long Island

Stony Brook Film Festival Offers Free Screening and Live Q&A - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival Offers Free Screening of GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM - News 12

Stony Brook Film Festival to Reveal Plans During Special Screening - Newsday

Virtual Options Keep Staller Center, Zuccaire Gallery Fans Engaged - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival postponed; Other LI fests still mulling their options    - Newsday

Stony Brook Film Festival Presents Award-Winning Short Films Online - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival to stream Award-Winning Short Films FREE Online - Vimooz

 

2020 Press Release

Stony Brook Film Festival Award Winners

Stony Brook Film Festival Goes Virtual

Stony Brook Film Festival Presents: An Online Short Film Festival Stony Brook Film Festival, Presented by Island Federal, POSTPONED


 

2019 Press

Luxembourg Film Picks Up Award in NYS - Delano - Lena Fix

Stony Brook Film Festival Hands Out Rare Grand Prize This Year - Greater Port Jeff - Nicholas Esposito

Review: Lola & Her Brothers - The Statesman - Melissa Azofeifa  

'Chuskit' wins Grand Prize at Stony Brook Film Festival - Newsday - Rafer Guzmán

Indian Film CHUSKIT Wins Grand Prize at Stony Brook Film Festival - Stony Brook News

Stony Brook Film Festival 2019 Winners, CHUSKIT Wins Grand Prize - Vimooz

LI-raised producer talks 'Them That Follow,' his movie about church snake handlers - Newsday Rafer Guzmán

'Cold Case Hammarskjold' probes mysterious death of UN Secretary-General -  Newsday - Rafer Guzmán

Opening Night - Sold Out - Greater Patchoge     

Maja Zdanowski on Sounds of Film with Tom Needham, 2019 Stony Brook Film Festival - Broadway World

Timothy Busfield on Sounds of Film with Tom Needham, 2019 Stony Brook Film Festival - Broadway World

The 2019 Stony Brook Film Festival - Good Times Magazine

24th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival Returns - Rudy Malcom - LI Weekly

What's Playing at This Year's Stony Brook Film Festival - Newsday - Rafer Guzmán

Alan Inkles LIVE on LI in the AM with Jay Oliver, July 1, 2019 

Stony Brook Film Festival 2019 Commercial

Stony Brook Film Festival, July 18-27, features Jeff Daniels, Aaron Paul films - Greater Port Jeff - Nicholas Esposito

Alan Inkles, Director, Stony Brook Film Festival, WBAB/WBLI Interview, July 03, 2019

This year's Stony Brook Film Fest spotlights movies about families - Newsday - Rafer Guzmán

A World of Cinema Comes to the 24th Stony Brook Film Festival - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival Celebrates 24th Year - Times Beacon Record

Fifty Films Worth the Entry Fee - MovieMaker

24th Stony Brook Film Festival to Lift Off With German Film Balloon - Vimooz

 

2019 Press Release

Announcing 2019 Stony Brook Film Festival Award Winners

Filmmaker Panel, Festival Updates 

2019 SBFF - Opening Night Advance Tickets Sold Out

2019 SBFF Film Lineup Announced 


 

2018 Press 

Announcing 2018 Stony Brook Film festival Award Winners, July 28, 2018

Announcing 2018 Stony Brook Film festival, June 11, 2018

Spotlight on Stony Brook Film Festival


 

2017 Press 

2017 SBFF Winners Announced

2017 SBFF Film Lineup Announced

2017 SBFF Announces Opening & Closing Night

SBFF featuring lighter themed films, by Rafer Guzman, NEWSDAY, 7/19/17

SBU Happenings, Elliot Murphy's Second Act, by Glenn Jochum, 7/19/17

22nd Annual Stony Brook Film Festival Returns to Staller Center July 20-29

IndieWire festival roundup, by Kate Erbland, 6/1/17

Stony Brook Film Festival announces lineup, by Rafer Guzman, NEWSDAY, 6/1/17

NEWSDAY Flash page announcement, by Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 5/4/17

Movie Maker Magazine 50 Festivals worth the entry fee, 4/17/2017

 

 

 

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