2017: Long Islanders Voted Port Jefferson Documentary Series Best Film Festival on Long Island
Port Jefferson Documentary Series
101 E Broadway, Port Jefferson. 631-473-5220. portjeffdocumentaryseries.com
Long Island’s film festival scene has come a long way, and it’s undeniable that each plays a vital role in giving Long Island audiences a diverse offering of films. Standing out for its devotion to documentaries—which are evocative, thought provoking, and shed light on often-unrepresented segments of our population—is the Port Jefferson Documentary Series. The series has been highlighting some of the best documentaries from around the world since 2005. For more than a decade, the Port Jefferson Documentary Series’ volunteer members diligently screen a vast assortment of films each and every year in order to select the best documentaries that should be represented. Talk about commitment to the arts! Its no wonder why Long Islanders voted Port Jefferson Documentary Series the best!
2016: Long Islanders Voted Stony Brook Film Festival Best Film Festival on Long Island
Stony Brook Film Festival
Staller Center For the Arts, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-ARTS. stonybrookfilmfestival.com
If you’re a fan of movies, then you’ve undoubtedly heard of the cinematic glory that is the Stony Brook Film Festival! In its 21st year, the 10-day mega-film event takes place at the Staller Center for the Arts on the Stony Brook University campus and features dozens of top-notch films bound to captivate, fascinate, and inspire! Past films include ‘The Identical,’ ‘Canopy,’ and ‘Fall to Rise,’ with 15,000 tickets sold last year alone! It wouldn’t be surprising if 2016 surpassed those figures, however, since Long Islanders consistently rank the Stony Brook Film Festival as The Best!
2015: Long Islanders Voted The Stony Brook Film Festival Best Film Festival on Long Island!
Stony Brook Film Festival
Staller Center For the Arts, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-ARTS. staller.sunysb.edu/festival
The Stony Brook Film Festival, located at the Staller Center at Stony Brook University, is a curated event that showcases the premier indie films of the year. By screening each film separately over a 10-day period, the 15,000 annual attendees are treated to “the best, most intriguing, quality productions in indie fare making it to the screen.” This star-studded event that has hosted the likes of Alan Alda, Stephen Baldwin, and Steve Buscemi, among many notable others, is one of Long Island’s most exciting cinematic experiences, and according to Long Islanders, The Best film festival on LI