2017 Ballston Spa Film Festival
August 4th & 5th

Ballston Spa Film Festival

Film slates have been announced!

We are pleased to announce the slates of films that have been selected for showing at the 10th annual Ballston Spa Film Festival! 2017 BSFF Film Selections. We will be presenting 43 short films over four different slates Friday and Saturday evenings, August 4th and 5th. The showings begin each night with an indoor slate at 7 pm in the Ballston Spa high school auditorium. Then at 9 pm, our outdoor slates will be presented in the Old Iron Spring park on Front Street.

Heartfelt thanks to every filmmaker who submitted their work for consideration. We've received well over eighty short films from around the world, and the Team viewed every one of them to make just the right selections for our August slates.

TENTH annual Ballston Spa International
Short Film Festival

This year marks the 10th annual presentation of the Capital Region's premier international short film festival! Since 2008 the Ballston Spa Film Festival has brought to our community a facinating array of family-friendly short films from around the world... and around the neighborhood.

Here you can see sort films (between 1 and 15 minutes each) from established, emerging and unknown filmmakers. We present four slates of films over two summer evenings. The early slates are shown in the high school auditorium, and the later slates are presented under the stars in the Old Iron Spring Park in downtown Ballston Spa.

Please plan to join us!

Calendar of Events
2017 BSFF

Friday, August 4th
7 - 8pmJuried slate at Ballston Spa High School with local student films, films by filmmakers with local ties, international films
8 - 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 5th
7 - 8pmJuried slate at Ballston Spa High School including more local student films, films by filmmakers with local ties, and international films.
8 - 9pmFun activities in Old Iron Spring Park* prior to 9pm screening. Includes children's activities, 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.

List of BSFF 2016 award winners

There's nothing like the Ballston Spa Film Festival!

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


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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.

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