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Support the Stony Brook Film Festival

The Stony Brook Film Festival is independently funded through philanthropic support from individual donors, corporate partners and Suffolk County. Our donors are the reason for our continued success and we are extremely grateful for the impact they help to make in the film industry and in our community far and wide. 
Generous support of the Stony Brook Film Festival has a tremendous impact on the filmmaker and audience experience by allowing us to:

Host over 50 independent filmmakers each year from across the globe to premiere their work on our big screen and share a behind the scenes conversation on stage with the audience. We are able to fly directors, producers, actors, etc. into NY, put them up in a wonderful Long Island hotel, offer personal ground transportation and provide catering with meals each night with the help of our amazing hospitality partners.

The Stony Brook Film Festival has a proven track record of 28 years constantly increasing our reach and sales through creative marketing efforts and the selection of quality films from typically over 3,000 entries submitted online via the film freeway.

The Stony Brook Film Festival averages approximately 14,000 audience members throughout the 10-day Festival. Be sure to check out the testimonials (insert link) from various guests and filmmakers alike. Typically film festivals screen the films in multiple locations which house small theaters. The Stony Brook Film Festival is unique in that all films are screened in our 1,000 seat theater allowing for increased attention to be given to all of the selected films. 

Featured highlights since the inception of the Stony Brook Film Festival:

1,207 Films Screened
612 Filmmakers Hosted representing 84  countries
58 World Premieres Featured
82 US Premieres Featured
Hosted 75 films, which have been picked up for distribution, Oscar nominated or award-winning filmmakers.


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