2015 Ballston Spa Film Festival
August 7th & 8th

Ballston Spa Film Festival

2014 Ballston Spa International
Short Film Festival
Awards

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.


Calendar of Events
2014 BSFF

List of film slates.

Friday, August 1st
7 - 8pmJuried slate at Ballston Spa High School with local student films, films by filmmakers with local ties, international films
7 - 9pmFun activities in Old Iron Spring Park* prior to 9pm screening. Includes refreshments, fun movie trivia, and more!
9 - 10pmJuried 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 2nd
7 - 8pmJuried slate at Ballston Spa High School including more local student films, films by filmmakers with local ties, and international films.
7 - 9pmFun activities in Old Iron Spring Park* prior to 9pm screening. Includes refreshments, fun movie trivia, and more!
9 - 10pmJuried 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.

There's nothing like the Ballston Spa Film Festival!

The free open air, bring your own chair film festival!


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


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