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The Stony Brook Film Festival is all set to fully return this summer

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The Stony Brook Film Festival is fully back, baby.

That oasis of air-conditioning and the arts in high summer returns this July 22 through July 31, live and in-person, for its 26th event.

Last year’s festival, the largest on Long island, had to go virtual due to the pandemic.

But it’s also evolved.

“The Stony Brook Film Festival is proud to announce that they will continue their partnership with IndieFlix Festivals and virtually offer this year’s Festival as another way to watch,” organizers announced.

The virtual Festival will stream Aug. 5 to Aug. 30 on the IndieFlix Festivals app.

This year’s Festival packs 35 films, available to watch evenings and weekends from Thursday, July 22, through Saturday, July 31, with the aforementioned encore option to watch virtually in August.

“From new American premieres to the best foreign-language films from over fifteen countries, we have a thrilling and engaging schedule for this year’s Festival,” reads the announcement.

The film schedule will be announced on June 9. 

Passes for the Stony Brook Film Festival went on sale today, May 26.

The festival organizers are offering a Gold Pass, Festival Pass, or Virtual Pass option for patrons. Early Bird pass discounts are available from March 26 to June 8. Purchase your pass before June 8 for a discounted rate. 

All passholders will get to hear from filmmakers throughout the Festival and have the opportunity to rate and vote on favorite films to help choose the winners of this year’s Festival and have access to the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery.

Visit stonybrookfilmfestival.com for all the details.

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