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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the second annual “Beyond the Peaks” Student Film Festival will take place virutally this year,
Film submissions are being accepted via a digital platform with a deadline of June 8. The festival is sponsored by Lake Placid Institute and organized by AdkAction and the Tupper Lake Central School District.
The Film Festival’s purpose is to offer a creative outlet to currently homebound Adirondack middle and high school students, and to encourage them to document their experiences during these times on film.
Participation in the festival is open to all middle and high school aged youth in the entire Adirondack Region. To learn more, and sign up for the festival visit: https://www.adkaction.org/project/student-film-festival/.
After the deadline, the films submitted will be judged, and prize packages will be sent in the mail to the winner of each category.
To find submission details, as well as tutorials, visit: https://beyondthepeaks.skills21.org/.
The Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum is set to continue their spring series “Hidden in Plain Sight” with the presentation “Port Henry: Hollywood of the East” on Tuesday, March 10th. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is set to return for its sixth year with a new Friday-evenings only schedule and a lineup of four films, including two of this year’s Best-Picture Oscar nominees.
South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho’s social-class-comedy-turned-thriller Parasite will be screened on January 31st and Taika Waititi’s World War II satire, Jojo Rabbit, featuring an Academy-Award-nominated performance by Scarlett Johansson, on March 27th. » Continue Reading.
Moises Serrano is making the North Country one of his stops with his 2016 award-winning film Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America.
Based on his personal journey as an undocumented immigrant, the film ties together two parts of Serrano’s life that have left him untethered and unaccepted in the country he calls home. » Continue Reading.
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. » Continue Reading.
During the 1930s and ‘40s, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was one of America’s most famous personalities.
A longtime resident of the Adirondacks, he was a foremost illustrator of his day, creating definitive drawings for literary classics such as Moby Dick, Candide and The Canterbury Tales. Kent was also a prolific oil painter, author and traveler. » Continue Reading.
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) is set to host a night of visual storytelling through film at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, on tour at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
This event celebrates the beauty of wild places and thework being done to protect them. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Film Society is set to pay tribute to co-founder and renowned local author Russell Banks at the 2019 Tribute Gala, scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.
The Tribute Gala is a highlight of the Lake Placid Film Festival, which runs from October 23-27th. The Gala begins at 7 pm and includes a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a special tribute program. » Continue Reading.
The Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake has announced two nights of classic film screenings, set for Monday, July 29th, and Monday, August 12th. » Continue Reading.
AdkAction’s inaugural Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival took place at The Wild Center on May 10th. The film festival was created in partnership with Tupper Lake Central School District’s film class and the event shattered expectations for a first-year festival.
In total, 50 student films from 7 school districts in the Adirondacks were submitted to the festival. Prizes and trophies were awarded for 9 film categories: Animation, Public Service Announcement, Drama, Documentary, Open, Made in the Adirondacks, Comedy, Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Audience Choice Award. All the winning films are available for viewing online. » Continue Reading.
AdkAction and Tupper Lake Central School District have announced that 50 eligible student films have been submitted to the first ever Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival, representing seven school districts in the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.
Students are invited to submit films before the April 10th deadline of the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival.
This event is designed to offer a red carpet showcase of student creativity and talent. All middle school and high school-aged students in the Adirondack region are eligible to enter films and win prizes. Community members are welcome to register to attend the festival as well, free of charge.
The Champlain Valley Film Series is set to present the documentary Free Solo, with special guest renowned climber, author and Adirondack guide Don Mellor in Whallonsburg, March 16th.
Mellor, author of four Adirondack rock and ice climbing guides, and other books. He has climbed El Capitan and other Yosemite walls and will answer questions after the film » Continue Reading.