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5th Annual Beacon Independent Film Festival

Forget the big New York City film festivals and come enjoy this year’s Beacon Independent Film Festival (BIFF)! Just a train ride away, this indie film fest takes place in charming Beacon. The town is already oozing with charm, with its artsy vibe, great food scene, river views and happening Main Street. This weekend, September 15-17, 2017, the Beacon Independent Film Festival will take on its fifth year at The Theatre at University Settlement Camp Park. The three-day event will feature a variety of feature films, documentaries, and shorts—including works by Hudson Valley filmmakers and artists, food by some favorite local eateries, panel discussions with industry experts, a green space, interactive activities for kids and live performances.

This film fest is a breath of fresh air from some of the larger festivals. Truly a homegrown event, the Beacon Independent Film Festival embraces the Hudson Valley community, and showcases the works of the many talented local filmmakers. The unique venue creates an intimate atmosphere nestled among the trees at the foot of Mount Beacon. Attendees can choose to come for a single movie, a day or the whole weekend. Tickets range from $10-$35. The best way to enjoy everything the festival has to offer is with a three-day pass, which costs $35. An opening night pass can be purchased for $13.50, and individual day passes for Saturday and Sunday are $20 for each day. A single program block is $12. To learn more about the different ticket options, and to purchase visit the website here

"Reflecting on the last five years, I am extremely proud that we've been able to showcase an incredible and diverse array of filmmakers from all over the world—and from right here in Hudson Valley,” says Beacon Independent Film Festival founder Terry Nelson. “We hope to continue this vision for many years to come." From several hundred submissions, 30 films have been selected to show at the festival, including works by local filmmakers Rachel Schuman (director, One October), Toby Shimin (editor, 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide and That Way Madness Lies), and Sergei Krasikov (cinematographer, Think of Calvin). 

To view the full schedule of events, film lineup, and to purchase tickets, please visit the Beacon Independent Film Festival website at www.beaconindiefilmfest.org. For any questions regarding the event, please contact BIFF organizers at (845) 418-3992 or by email at info@beaconindiefilmfest.org.  

The Theater at University Settlement Camp
724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY 12508 

Take 1-84 to Exit 11 / NY 9D
Take 9D towards Beacon
Follow 9D for about 2.9 miles
The entrance will be on your left, after the Clearwater sign

Take the Metro North Hudson line to the Beacon stop
Follow signs towards the Dia and exit towards the large parking lot
Find a waiting taxi. The trip will cost $6.




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