Stony Brook Film Festival
Stony Brook, New York / July 19-28, 2018 / stonybrookfilmfestival.com
Stony Brook Film Festival is about to enjoy its 23rd anniversary, and its secret to longevity and steadily growing acclaim boils down to one word: intimacy. Low-key is king as SBFF, where all of its roughly 1,000 selected features and shorts are shown one at a time in a single theater over its 10-day run. The festival’s ethos is to expose as many attendees to as many films as possible, and with the attention of distribution reps from IFC Films and Samuel Goldwyn, as well as the hands-on assistance of the fest’s press coordinators, moviemakers’ chances of receiving local publicity and getting sales consideration shoot up substantially.