Stony Brook Film Festival

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The Stony Brook Film Festival, produced by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, presents a program of new, independent films every summer since 1996. Features and short films from the U.S. and around the world are screened over ten days at Staller Center, which has been the venue since the Festival’s beginning. The festival is the brain child of the Staller Center's current Director Alan Inkles. The festival continues to gain momentum and has gathered a faithful following. The festival draws a crowd of over 15,000 people.

Stony Brook University public university in Stony Brook, New York, United States

The State University of New York at Stony Brook, commonly known as Stony Brook University (SBU) and SUNY Stony Brook, is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university in Stony Brook, New York. It is one of four university centers of the State University of New York system.

Staller Center

The Staller Center for the Arts is the main arts building at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Originally called the fine arts center, it was renamed after a $2 million donation by the Staller family, including former Old Field Mayor Cary F. Staller, who own commercial real estate on Long Island. Located on the main campus, it consists of two main divisions. One section houses the music and art departments, while the other consists of the theatre, media, and dance departments. The Staller Center contains three black-box theatres, a recital hall, the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery and a professional 1000-seat performance stage that features a 40-foot movie screen and is the site of the Stony Brook Film Festival. The Staller Center has hosted several nationwide events such as the New York Science Fiction Forum in 1998 and more recently the Live Action Role Playing League's production of A Link to the Past The black-box theaters are used by the theater arts department and Pocket Theater Club for stage performances of plays.


2015 Festival

The 20th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, July 16–25, 2015 [1] presents ten evenings of features, shorts and documentaries. Stony Brook seeks fresh and inventive stories, intense character studies, impeccable direction and the highest production values in Independent Cinema. The Stony Brook Film Festival is a sought-after venue for filmmakers, sales agents, and distributors from around the world, who enjoy having their films shown on one of the region’s largest screens to audiences of up to 1,000 viewers. The Stony Brook Film Festival is produced by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University.

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