2015 Ballston Spa Film Festival
August 7th & 8th

Ballston Spa Film Festival

2015 Ballston Spa International
Short Film Festival
Awards

The 2015 BSFF is a wrap and it exceeded expectations in so many ways! More film submissions, more countries represented, and more films presented than ever before! Thanks to all the filmmakers, their friends & families and film lovers who supported this year's Festival and joined us Friday & Saturday. Once again our indoor slates were enjoyed in the wonderful high school auditorium, and we could not have asked for better weather to enjoy these special films under the stars in the beautiful Old Iron Spring park in downtown Ballston Spa!

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 2016 Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival, August 5 & 6, 2016 (always the first Friday-Saturday of August).

2015 BSFF Summary

The 2015 BSFF presented 45 short films, ranging in length from less than 1 minute to 14 minutes each. The films come from young filmmakers, emerging student filmmakers and established (but still emerging) filmmakers. Submissions came to us from across the country as well as six of the seven continents of the world. Many of the films have won awards at other film festivals, while some made their world premier at the Ballston Spa Film Festival.

Old Iron Spring-Ballston Spa, NY Over one hundred-twenty short films from around the world were submitted and reviewed for consideration in the Festival. Thirteen of the films presented were from New York State, six from other states including Florida, New Jersey and Virginia. Twenty-six films shown came from international filmmakers in thirteen countries; Argentina, Australia, Austria, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan and the UK. There were twelve world premieres – short films which are making their first festival screening anywhere in the world right here in Ballston Spa. And five films made their USA premiere here. Twelve of the films came from young filmmakers, 21 or younger.

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

Calendar of Events
2015 BSFF

Click here for detailed list of film slates!

Friday, August 7th
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 8th
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.

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Mark your calendars for the 2016 Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival, August 5 & 6, 2016.


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