The inaugural Albany Film Festival: Rescheduled, reimagined, re-energized
April 24 - May 3
Join us for a dynamic hybrid event with many options for anyone who loves movies, the stories they tell and the creative artists who make them:
A free movie night at the Malta Drive-In with juried shorts, a documentary premiere and feature films.
A dazzling immersive projection mapping light show, “Passages,” celebrating the Capital Region’s rich literary and filmmaking history.
Online workshops for aspiring filmmakers and engrossing virtual conversations with film legends who will receive the Ironweed Award for Exemplary Achievement in Film.
Free and open to the public. First 100 attendees (or cars) at the movie night and "Passages" will receive a limited edition Albany Film Festival tote bag.
The Albany Film Festival Projection Mapping Event will include illuminating the night sky and exterior of the Science Library on the uptown UAlbany campus with a dazzling 3D immersive light show.
The display will include a narrative of the Capital Region’s cultural legacy and the history of major movies filmed on location in the area.
Sample of 3D Projection Mapping
Schedule of Events
April 24th: Screenwriting Workshop, 1pm-2pm. Details
April 25th: Young Filmmakers Workshop, 7pm-8pm. Details
Malta Drive-In Theatre starting at 8pm, 2 screens
Kickoff to Projection Mapping (8:30pm start time) Details
Short film videos available on YouTube Details
Career in Film Workshop, 2pm Details
Premiering Pre-recorded YouTube events featuring Ironweed Award Winners. Details
Short films are available to watch on YouTube Details
Feature film - KAREN OR BUST world premiere, 7pm
Second Night of Projection mapping
Short films are available to watch on YouTube. Details
Third Night of Projection mapping
May 3rd FINAL Night of Projection mapping
Poster Design by Mehr Sharma, UAlbany student
A Special Thanks to our Sponsors
Chet & Karen Opalka
The Towne Law Firm, P.C.
UAlbany Speaker Series
June M. DeSorbo
Film Albany, a division of Discover Albany
The Touhey Family Foundation
Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange, Inc. (CCCE)
New York State Archives Partnership Trust
New World Bistro Bar
O’Connell & Aronowitz / StudentDefenders.com
The Swyer Family Foundation
University Auxiliary Services
Add a Zero Productions
Skip Casano & Bella Pipas
Brown & Weinraub, PLLC
Pernille Ægidius Dake
Paul & Mary Grondahl
David & Lauren Hayes
Honest Weight Food Co-op
William & Mary Jean Krackeler
Cecilia Lauenstein & Ronald Nadeau
H. Carl McCall & Dr. Joyce F. Brown
Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP
Servico Inc./ Scott Schuster
Herb & Cynthia Shultz
UAlbany William L. Reese Emeritus Center
Hon. Leonard A. Weiss