2016 Ballston Spa Film Festival
August 5th & 6th

Ballston Spa Film Festival

NOW AVAILABLE
Film Slates
Calendar of Events

BSFF 2016 Venue Map
BSFF 2016 Venue Map

Film Slates Announced

The slates for the Ninth Annual Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival are now available. Once again, we have an outstanding selection of short films to enjoy!

This year's festival will present 38 short films, ranging in length from 1 to 15 minutes each. The films come from young filmmakers, emerging student filmmakers and established (but still emerging) filmmakers. Submissions to this established, local film festival arrive from across the country as well as all over the globe. Many of the films have won awards at other film festivals, while some will be making their world premier at the Ballston Spa Film Festival.

Old Iron Spring-Ballston Spa, NY Over eighty short films from around the world were submitted and reviewed for consideration in the Festival. Ten films to be presented are from New York State, eleven are from elsewhere in the US, including California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan and Texas. Seventeen films come from international filmmakers in eight other countries; France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, and Ireland. There will be two world premieres this year – short films which are making their first festival screening anywhere in the world right here in Ballston Spa! Twelve of the films are from young filmmakers, 21 or younger.

All told, the 4 slates being presented Friday and Saturday, August 6th and 7th will provide 4½ hours of entertainment. See the Calendar of Events below for the times and locations of all Festival events, and a detailed list of film slates can be found here.

The 2016 BSFF events will be held in downtown Ballston Spa in the Old Iron Spring Park on Front Street and in the Ballston Spa High School Auditorium

BSFF is a Family Friendly Festival that draws film entries from around the globe and from around the neighborhood. We are especially proud of the films submitted by young filmmakers.


Calendar of Events
Click here for detailed list of film slates!

Friday, August 5th
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 6th
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.

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 10th Annual Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival, August 4 & 5, 2017.


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