The 4th Annual Adirondack Film Festival, presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival and set to take place from October 17-20, has announced its full slate of films and special guests.
This year’s lineup includes more than 135 films shown in one weekend (October 17-20) across 6 screens in Downtown Glens Falls. To open the festival, AFF will feature James Franco’s Pretenders – shot entirely in Albany and the Capital Region.
The Adirondack Film Festival includes 17 feature films. Highlights include: the NY Premiere of the Will Forte & Maeve Higgins comedy, Extra Ordinary (Rotten Tomatoes – 100% rating); the wildly absurd Sundance hit, Greener Grass (Rotten Tomatoes – 100% rating); and the SXSW Audience Choice Award winner, The Peanut Butter Falcon (Rotten Tomatoes – 95% rating). AFF will also screen a documentary on the making of Loving Vincent, its “2017 Best Feature Film” award-winner that went on to become Oscar-nominated.
The festival will feature a selection of 100 new short films from across the country curated to fit the following genres: Comedy, Drama, New York-Made, Documentary, Experimental, Sci-Fi, and Music Video. 48% of all the short and feature films in the festival were shot in NY.
The festival will feature a Stunt Panel comprised of stuntmen, stuntwomen, and stunt coordinators who have worked on a total of more than 300 films and television shows, including such hits as Game of Thrones, Daredevil, Orange is the New Black, Russian Doll, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, and Captain America.
Returning this year will be one of AFF’s hits from 2018: Virtual Reality. Attendees will have three VR options. Gloomy Eyes is an animated short narrated by Colin Farrell in which the film moves all around the viewer. The Plank Experience will have the viewers taking an elevator up 80 stories high in a skyscraper and challenge their fear of heights as they walk a lone plank in the sky. And VIP patrons will receive a take-home cardboard VR unit (popularly known as Google Cardboard) in which they can watch How To Tell A True Immigrant Story, which details the effect of ICE on an immigrant community in Saratoga Springs. This is made possible partially through a sponsorship with the MDOCS program at Skidmore College.
Also returning this year will be AFF’s foreign film series, this year highlighting India. Patrons will have the opportunity to taste Indian cuisine (provided by Karavalli in Saratoga Springs) while watching Bollywood music videos. Afterwards, AFF will screen Badhaai Ho (Congratulations), which has garnered 13 major Indian film awards. Following the screening will be a discussion about “New Bollywood” with Indian film expert, Pulkit Datta.
Special events also include the Tooning In gallery featuring nearly 150 pieces of art inspired by each of the festival’s films, three official AFF parties, along with an awards ceremony, and Best of Fest where the winners of the Audience Choice Awards will be screened throughout Sunday afternoon (Oct. 20). Attendees also have access to unlimited popcorn at our all-new Popcorn Bar which will feature 20 different seasonings and toppings.
The Adirondack Film Festival (AFF) in Glens Falls, NY is the only film festival in the country operated by a prominent professional theatre company (Adirondack Theatre Festival).
AFF will screen all films at 4 venues (6 screens) in walking distance of each other in Glens Falls: Charles R. Wood Theatre, The Park Theater, the Queensbury Hotel, and the Crandall Public Library.
One-Day passes are available for $35, includes admission to all films on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Two-Day passes are available for $65, includes admission to all films on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. VIP passes are available for $85, includes admission to all films on both days, along with: Priority seating (VIP pass-holders are admitted in to the theater earlier than the general public); Admission to Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night after-parties; Admission to Virtually Reality screenings of Gloomy Eyes and Plank Experience; Special AFF 2nd Annual Season bag; Special AFF Cardboard VR Headset; and Admission to Stunt Panel. Student discounts are available for $30, includes admission to all films on both days ($35 off the standard Two-Day Pass rate).
More information, including a full schedule is available on the Film Festival website.