The NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany has announced the 3rd Annual Albany Film Festival, a celebration of the convergence of film and storytelling featuring a lineup of award-winning filmmakers, novelists, and screenwriters, feature-length film screenings and conversations, and a presentation of the Ironweed Awards and short film awards, has been set for Saturday, April 1st at the University at Albany. [Read more…] about 3rd Annual Albany Film Festival Saturday, April 1
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Nelson Algren Documentary Screening in Albany
The New York State Writers Institute will host a screening of the documentary Algren, on Saturday, April 2nd, as part of the 2022 Albany Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Russell Banks and Algren director Michael Caplan.
Algren is a journey through the gritty world, brilliant mind, and noble heart of writer Nelson Algren. Exploding onto the national scene in 1950 after winning the first-ever National Book Award for The Man with the Golden Arm, Algren helped define post-war American urban fiction with his gritty depiction of working class Chicago. [Read more…] about Nelson Algren Documentary Screening in Albany
Albany Film Festival Set for Saturday, April 2nd at UAlbany
The 2nd Annual Albany Film Festival – featuring a number of “bookish” events, and events that emphasize writing – will be presented by the NYS Writers Institute on Saturday, April 2nd, at the University at Albany.
The Albany Film Festival differs from most film festivals, which are usually multi-day events at various locations around a city. This is a very story-focused festival, with conversations about filmmakers as storytellers, book-to-film, writing vs. visual storytelling, screenwriting, criticism, and film history and biography. The emphasis is more on conversation and Q&A with guests than on screenings of full films. [Read more…] about Albany Film Festival Set for Saturday, April 2nd at UAlbany
New Don Rittner Film Being Premiered at Albany Film Festival
The NYS Writers Institute is hosting the premiere of local historian and filmmaker Don Rittner’s new film “Karen or Bust” on Saturday, May 1st, during the Albany Film Festival. [Read more…] about New Don Rittner Film Being Premiered at Albany Film Festival
Albany Film Festival VIP Passes Available
The Albany Film Festival, set for Saturday, March 28th, at the University at Albany uptown campus, will feature panel discussions, and conversations with actors, filmmakers and authors whose books have been made into movies, along with screenings of feature-length films, a contest for film shorts, an awards ceremony, and a viewing of a new large scale outdoors video projection. [Read more…] about Albany Film Festival VIP Passes Available