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Ballston Spa Film Festival Tonight



This year's festival will present 38 short films, ranging in length from 1 to 15 minutes each. The films come from young filmmakers, emerging student filmmakers and established (but still emerging) filmmakers. Submissions to this established, local film festival arrive from across the country as well as all over the globe. Many of the films have won awards at other film festivals, while some will be making their world premiere at the Ballston Spa Film Festival.

Over eighty short films from around the world were submitted and reviewed for consideration in the Festival. Ten films to be presented are from New York State, eleven are from elsewhere in the US, including California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan and Texas. Seventeen films come from international filmmakers in eight other countries; France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, and Ireland. There will be five world premieres this year – short films which are making their first festival screening anywhere in the world right here in Ballston Spa! And three other films are making their USA premieres here! Twelve of the films are from young filmmakers, 21 or younger.

All told, the 4 slates being presented Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th will provide 4½ hours of entertainment. The 2016 BSFF events will be held in downtown Ballston Spa in the Old Iron Spring Park on Front Street and in the Ballston Spa High School Auditorium. BSFF is a Family Friendly Festival that draws film entries from around the globe and from around the neighborhood.

Calendar of Events:

Friday, August 5th

7 - 8pm: Juried slate at Ballston Spa High School with local student films, films by filmmakers with local ties, international films

8 - 9pm:  Fun activities in Old Iron Spring Park* prior to 9pm screening. Includes refreshments, fun movie trivia, and more!

9 - 10pm:  Juried slate in Old Iron Spring Park* including local student films, films by filmmakers with local ties, and international films.

10pm - ??:  After party at the Brookside Museum featuring light, complimentary refreshments, a cash bar, and wonderful conversation about films & filmmaking.


Saturday, August 6th

7 - 8pm:  Juried slate at Ballston Spa High School including more local student films, films by filmmakers with local ties, and international films.

8 - 9pm:  Fun activities in Old Iron Spring Park* prior to 9pm screening. Includes children's activities, refreshments, fun movie trivia, and more!

9 - 10pm:  Juried slate in Old Iron Spring Park* including local student films, films by filmmakers with local ties, and international films.

10pm - ??:  After party at the Brookside Museum featuring light, complimentary refreshments, a cash bar, wonderful conversation about films & filmmaking, and the Film Festival awards!

* For the showings in Old Iron Spring Park we encourage you to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy these films under the stars. In the event of poor weather outdoor movies will be moved to the high school. Check BSpaFilm.org for change of location.

For more information, go online to www.bspafilm.org.

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