The Lake Placid Film Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23. Festival organizers have announced an eclectic lineup of featured films, including two documentaries, The Automat, and Brainwashed. See below for details on these documentaries including links to view their trailers. This year’s festival presenters will be Lisa Hurwitz and Paul Hardart.
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Lake Placid Laughs interview featuring Hollie Harper, acclaimed comedian & Lake Placid Film Festival collaborator
Lake Placid Laughs featuring Hollie Harper
Now, in conversation with Noah Ramer
In the first minute of my interaction with the acclaimed comedian and recent Lake Placid Film Festival collaborator, one attribute became immediately apparent: Hollie Harper loves the spoken word. “I’m a linguistics nerd, I love everything from the etymology of words to new slang.” It’s this passion for words and how they resonate across communities and cultures that has influenced every step of Hollie’s professional journey in comedy.
This fall, Lake Placid Film Festival will return to a live event, and shepherding it to fruition is Gary Smith, the current Chair of the Board of Adirondack Film Society. Schooled by his more than 40 years in the hospitality industry, Gary sees the festival as an opportunity to display the attractions of the Lake Placid area, as well as to bring filmmakers and their audiences together for the lively and thoughtful sharing of ideas.
The Lake Placid Film Festival will be hosting its free featured filmmaker series this winter.
Each Wednesday at 7 p.m. starting Feb. 24, an award-winning short film will be streamed online. After the film, there will be a moderated live discussion with the director and someone from LPFF.
Each program is free of charge, but they do require you pre-register. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Virtual series to feature winners of 2020 short film competition
Following the successful launch of its first-ever virtual film festival this fall, the Lake Placid Film Festival announced it will host a second online short-film series starting in February 2021.
“We know how hungry audiences are to see movies and gather with fellow film-lovers, and the response to our first-ever virtual film festival proved it,” said Gary Smith, chair of the Adirondack Film Society, the festival’s parent organization. “It was such a thrill to reach so many people from around the world. And instead of waiting until next fall, we’ve decided to do it again this winter.”
A Kafkaesque trial. A newly single twentysomething trying to navigate the world of online dating. Three soldiers, weighing humanity against duty in wartime.
Viewers can watch these three short films, and five others, during the Lake Placid Film Festival’s upcoming “Featured Filmmakers Series.”
Every Wednesday from Sept. 2 through Oct. 21, the Festival will stream a short film online, followed by a live, moderated discussion with the film’s director. Each program is free, though pre-registration is required.
This year’s Lake Placid Film Festival (LPFF) is a mixture of adventure and nostalgia as it enters its second year in its autumn time slot.
In 2018, the Adirondack Film Society made the decision to move the film festival from June to October to be able to draw from a larger pool of festival entries. Now it has extended to a five-day format (October 23-27) with extra benefits for the viewing public. » Continue Reading.
During the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns went to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. His film, Ice Palace, A Love Letter, is set to have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
The film offers a rarely seen, behind the scenes peek at how the Ice Palace is built, and captures the people working hard to keep the carnival tradition alive since 1897. » 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.
First released in 1960, Adirondack Holiday showed Essex County as a four-season vacation paradise. Now, almost sixty years later, the half-hour short has been restored to all its original color splendor. Its premiere screening will take place during this year’s Lake Placid Film Festival, October 26th to 28th. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has announced a re-brand of their premier film event, the Lake Placid Film Forum (LPFF), and will celebrate its nearly 20-year history with a gala tribute to the AFS-LPFF’s co-founder on October 25th.
The Lake Placid Film Forum has been re-named the Lake Placid Film Festival, and the stated theme of the 2018 film festival is “Diversity.” » Continue Reading.
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