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Albany Film Festival Kickoff

Friday, March 27, 2020

Sample of 3D Projection Mapping


The kickoff to the inaugural Albany Film Festival will include illuminating the night sky and exterior of the Science Library on the uptown UAlbany campus with a dazzling 3D immersive light show that will be the first of its kind for Albany.

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.

Students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages are invited to experience this dynamic public art display. It will run multiple times on the Science Library’s west facade for four consecutive nights.


explore the craft of storytelling in cinema

Local Short Film Contest | Feature Films 

( More links to more information coming soon... )



Rosie Perez

Acclaimed actress with
Eric Haze, artist

Kasi Lemmons
Director and screenwriter of HARRIET.

Darnell Martin

DIrector of I LIKE IT

Jonathan Lethem 

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A limited number of Albany Film Festival VIP passes are available for $75 each.

Pass holders will receive:

  • A colorful lanyard and VIP badge that will identify you as a supporter of the Albany Film Festival

  • Advanced, priority seating for all Albany Film Festival events, including workshops, screenings, panel discussions, presentations, and evening award ceremony.

  • Access to a private reception with food and beverage following the evening award ceremony that will allow you to mix and mingle with award recipients, featured filmmakers and special guests.

A Special Thanks

to our Sponsors



Chet & Karen Opalka

UAlbany Speaker Series



June DeSorbo

Film Albany

The Touhey Family Foundation



Ellen Jabbur

Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP

University Auxiliary Services


Add a Zero Productions

A. Andrew Casano, MD & Bella Pipas

Brown & Weinraub, PLLC

Foy Fund

Paul & Mary Grondahl

Honest Weight Food Co-op

William & Mary Krackeler

Cecilia Lauenstein & Ronald Nadeau

Betsy Lopez

Herb and Cynthia Shultz

Hon. Leonard A. Weiss