‘Anchorage’ wins top honors at Stony Brook Film Festival; here’s a list of all winners


Another Stony Brook Film Festival, Long Island’s largest film fest, is in the books. And the winners were recognized at a ceremony Saturday night.

This was the 26th installment of the festival, held at Staller Center for the Arts on the SBU campus.

Last year’s festival was virtual, and this year’s was a bit unusual, organizers say, with only American filmmakers in attendance for the Live Q&A sessions following their screenings.

“But it was a joyful and celebrated return to the theater,” reads a press announcement.

Below are the list of winners. Visit the film festival’s website to learn a bit about each short and feature film.

Of the winning films, filmmakers and cast and crew from Anchorage, Red River Road, and The 5th Man were in attendance to accept their awards during the July 31 awards ceremony.

Photo: 2021 Festival Winners in attendance to accept their awards. (courtesy)

The Winners

Anchorage, 2021 Grand Prize
Willow, 2021 Jury Award for Best Feature
The Castle, 2021 Audience Award for Best Feature
Red River Road, 2021 Spirit of Independent Filmmaking Award
Trey Nelson – The 5th Man, 2021 Special Achievement – Directing

The Saverini Widow, 2021 Jury Award for Best Short
Noisy, 2021 Audience Award for Best Short

Did you miss it?

This year, if you couldn’t make it to Stony Brook, you’ll also get to enjoy all the films in the comfort of your own home. The films will be available on IndieFlix Festivals from Aug. 5 to Aug. 30. Click here for the virtual festival schedule and to purchase a film pass.