Real Good for FREE: Ballston Spa Film Festival, 8/3-4/12

August 1st, 2012, 11:30 am by Greg

The lovely village of Ballston Spa becomes the rather unlikely headquarters for Nippertown film fans this weekend when the fifth annual Ballston Spa Film Festival takes over the town on Friday and Saturday, August 3 & 4.

The festival is free and open to the public. Screenings will be in the Ballston Spa High School auditorium 6:45pm Friday and at 6:30pm Saturday, and outdoors in Wiswall Park at 9pm on both evenings.

Each year, the festival accepts entries to be considered for awards in eight different categories with separate divisions for amateurs, professionals and students. Taking on a decidedly international flavor, this year’s entries include short films from Russia, Germany, Spain and England, as well as from all across the U.S. – including quite a few entries from local filmmakers. In all, 39 short films (18 of them having their world or American premieres) will be screened this year throughout the two-day festival.

Here’s the schedule of events:

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Festival Fever: Ballston Spa Film Festival, 8/4-6/11

July 28th, 2011, 3:30 pm by Greg

Fourth Annual Ballston Spa Film Festival

The lovely village of Ballston Spa becomes the rather unlikely headquarters for Nippertown film fans next week when the fourth annual Ballston Spa Film Festival takes over the town beginning on Thursday, August 4.

The festival is free and open to the public.

Each year, the festival accepts entries to be considered for awards in 11 different categories with separate divisions for amateurs, professionals and students. Taking on a decidedly international flavor, this year’s entries include short films from Mexico, Australia, Russia, Poland, Argentina, England, Germany, Spain and India, as well as from across the U.S. – including quite a few entries from local filmmakers. In all, 41 films will be screened this year throughout the three-day festival.

Here’s the schedule of events:

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Festival Fever (for Free): The Ballston Spa Film Festival, 8/6-7/10

August 5th, 2010, 10:57 am by Greg

The third annual Ballston Spa Film Festival takes place this weekend, and while the fest still boasts a cozy, smalltown feel, entries being screened at this year’s fest come from not only the Capital Region, but from all around the world.

Here’s a Ballston Spa Film Festival entry from Niskayuna High School student Alexandre Gilmet. “The Drum Set” was recently honored as a 2010 Rod Serling Video Festival award winner for Best Direction:

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This Movie Stinks!

May 27th, 2009, 1:09 pm by Greg

And apparently that’s the whole point.

When the fine folks from the Ballston Spa Film Festival kick off their free summer film series in Wiswall Park on Front St. at 9pm, Friday, June 5.

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And for the first offering of the season they’ll be screening the 1971 classic “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (that’s Gene Wilder, not Johnny Depp). But with a definite twist.

The movie will be presented in AromaRama.

Smell the gobstoppers!
Inhale the gentle aroma of the snozzberries!

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