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Empire State Film Festival

This is the seventh year Empire State Film Festival will bring the latest and greatest works from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in New York State. We show at The Egg at Empire State Plaza (, an amazing 900-seat theater in New York's capital city of Albany, followed by an extensive tour throughout the state. Students and emerging filmmakers are highly encouraged to enter.

We show Narrative, Animation, Documentary and Experimental films and videos, features and shorts. Formats: 35mm, 16mm, BetaSP, VHS, SVHS and DVD**

You can visit our website to download an application, get complete rules and guidelines and general information, and check out what we've shown in the past. We can also mail you an application if you prefer (just send your street address to This is a competitive film festival. There are fees to apply. Students receive $5 discount. Submissions received through take another $5 off. Submissions received before May 10th take another $5 off. We are not-for-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization funded in part with a grant from New York State Council for the Arts.

**not all formats are presented at all venues

Friday, September 20, 2002 - 11:00am to Saturday, September 28, 2002 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Friday, August 2, 2002 - 12:00pm