2015 Ballston Spa Film Festival
August 7th & 8th

Ballston Spa Film Festival

Monthly Classic Film Series

To help keep the spirit and interest in great films alive all year, we invite you to join the BSFF each month to share a well-known classic film with fellow film fans, your friends & family!

We hope you will use the classic film series to not only re-aquaint yourself with some great films fromthe past, but to also introduce your kids, grandkids, parents, friends to the films that made the big screen special! For more information on the upcoming classic films, visit the Monthly Classic Film Series page.

Community Art Grand supports the
8th annual Ballston Spa
International Film Festival

Ballston Spa Film Festival, Inc. (BSFF) has received a 2015 Community Arts Grant in support of the 8th annual Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival to be held August 7th & 8th.

The $3,500 grant will be used for design fees of festival materials, costs associated with the audio/visual services needed to run the films, to help cover costs of printing promotion/advertising materials including posters/flyers/ads/event program, and for billboard advertising.

By receiving this grant, the BSFF will be able to reach a wider community audience and geographic area, and will help keep the event free to the community.

Saratoga Arts - 2014 BSFF Sponsor Saratoga Arts makes the 8th annual Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival possible with a 2015 Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Ballston Spa Film Festival, Inc. receives Lend-A-Hand grant from Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund

Ballston Spa Film Festival, Inc., has received a Lend-A-Hand Grant from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund. The application process, which closed in September, gathered information regarding event size, budget and scope in order for the Independent Advisory Committee to review for fit and community impact.

Funds received from the grant will be used to expand outdoor activities at the 8th Annual Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival scheduled for Friday, August 7th & Saturday, August 8th in Ballston Spa. Additional information about BSFF, Inc., the annual film festival and the monthly movies can be found at www.BSpaFilm.org.

The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund ("The Community Fund") was established in 2009 to serve as a perpetual source of philanthropic support for the needs of local charities. The Fund is an independent 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

The Adirondack Trust Company serves as the Trustee and Administrator of The Community Fund with the guidance of an Independent Advisory Committee, comprised of individuals from the community. The Community Fund’s website is www.atccf.org.

2014 Ballston Spa International
Short Film Festival

The 2014 BSFF is a wrap and what a show it was! Thanks to all the filmmakers, their friends & families and film lovers who supported this year's Festival and joined us Friday & Saturday. Our indoor slates were enjoyed in the air-conditioned (and bug-free) high school auditorium. And despite the weather threats, we were once again blessed with beautiful evenings to enjoy these special films under the stars in Upstate New York!

Here is the list of award winners as announced at Saturday's after party. Congratulations to all our filmmakers!

You can find the full slates of films we screened at this link.

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival, August 7 & 8, 2015.

2014 BSFF Summary

The 2014 festival presented 38 short films, ranging in length from 1 to 18 minutes each. The films came from young filmmakers, emerging student filmmakers and established (but still emerging) filmmakers. Submissions came to us from across the country as well as all over the globe. Many of the films won awards at other film festivals, while nine films made their world premier at the Ballston Spa Film Festival!

Old Iron Spring-Ballston Spa, NY Over fifty short films from around the world were submitted and reviewed for consideration in the Festival. Just under half the films were from New York State, eleven came from elsewhere in the US, including Alaska, California and Florida. Ten films came from international filmmakers in eight other countries; Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico and Poland. There were nine world premieres – short films which made their first festival screening anywhere in the world right here in Ballston Spa! Eighteen of the films came from young filmmakers, 21 or younger.

All told, the 4 slates presented Friday and Saturday provided 4 hours of entertainment to the folks who joined us in the Ballston Spa High School Auditorium and in the Old Iron Spring Park.

Support the Festival!

We need your help!

The Ballston Spa Film Festival is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation with no parent organization providing any support for our wonderful activities. We are 100% dependent on contributions from individuals and organizations like you to keep the BSFF going. Your generous donation in any amount will mean a great deal to us! We hope you appreciate what we are doing and will consider supporting us with your contribution. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Here's our special Friends and Family sponsorship form with more information on how you can help.

Download our sponsorship form or use the "Donate" button above to make a secure, on-line donation using your credit card.
Sponsorship levels begin at just $10!

We have special sponsorship levels for businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Visit our Sponsor page for more information.

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival, August 7 & 8, 2015.

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