Adirondack Film Festival will be bringing the festival to your home with Film Festival in a Box! 

Watch fantastic films in downtown Glens Falls at the Adirondack Film Festival!

Unfortunately there will not be a festival this year....but don't worry the festival is being sent directly to your home! You'll be able to choose from over 120 different short and feature length films to watch. Your box will be filled with everything you need to recreate the Adirondack Film Festival atmosphere: festival lanyard, Adirondack Film Festival swag, popcorn, 3D glasses, and more!

 

  • How to watch: The films will be shown at specific times, while following our standard festival schedule. You will be given a full schedule for Thursday-Saturday and will have to choose which films to see and when. For people who'd like to binge everything, you can do that "on demand" on Sunday!
  • Live Voting and Awards Ceremony: an awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 18.  Audiences will get to vote on their favorites.
  • Filmmaker Intros: Filmmakers will record a brief introduction to their films so you still get the opportunity to meet them!
  • Special Events:  We’ll be announcing fun add-ons in September!
  • Shorts Blocks: Festival blocks will be created for the short films, as in previous years, by theme (e.g. Laugh Therapy, Sweet & Sour, A Shot in the Dark, Tasting Menu, etc.)  But this year some blocks will be combined with box items to enhance the experience.

Check out the over 120 films you can watch right here!

The Adirondack Film Festival offers four days of high-quality, professional films in downtown Glens Falls. The selection of films includes something for everyone, including dramas, documentaries, comedies, family films, web series, and shorts. These films convey a wide range of human emotions, with themes that are heavy, hilarious, dark, uplifting, and more. The Adirondack Film Festival hosts a variety of films and activities for both the film-obsessed adult as well as casual families. 

Below is a sample of headliners from the 2020 Film Festival in a Box!

Headliners
  • First Cow - Directed by Kelly Reichardt - "A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow." (Rotten Tomatoes – 95% rating)
  • Saint Frances - Directed by Alex Thompson - "Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’s moms." (Rotten Tomatoes – 99% rating)
  • After Midnight - Directed by Jeremy Gardner & Christian Stella - "Ten years into his romance with Abby, Hank wakes up alone with nothing but a parting note. Abby's sudden departure soon becomes the least of his concerns. His behavior becomes more erratic and Hank slips further into his own paranoia and loneliness as Abby’s disappearance seems to trigger the arrival of a creature on his property."
  • We Don't Deserve Dogs - Directed by Matthew Salleh - "A contemplative odyssey across our planet, looking at the simple and extraordinary ways that dogs influence our daily lives. Former child soldiers in Uganda. The local pub in a Scottish town. A dog walker on the streets of Istanbul. A kaleidoscope of unconventional portraits from fascinating locations. People need dogs, and perhaps they need us, but what do humans do to deserve the unconditional love they provide?"
  • VHYES - Directed by Jack Henry Robbins - "A bizarre retro comedy shot entirely on VHS, VHYes takes us back to a simpler time, when twelve-year-old Ralph mistakenly records home videos and his favorite late-night shows over his parents’ wedding tape. The result is a nostalgic wave of home shopping clips, censored pornography, and nefarious true-crime tales that threaten to unkindly rewind Ralph’s reality."
  • Freeland - Directed by Mario Furloni & Kate McLean - "Devi has been breeding legendary pot strains for decades on the remote homestead she built herself. But when cannabis is legalized, she suddenly finds herself fighting for her survival. In a tour-de-force performance, Krisha Fairchild (Devi) brings the timely story of a black-market grower battling to keep her farm to the screen."

Thanks to the Adirondack Film Festival for film descriptions.

2020 Special Screenings
  • Bacurau - Directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho & Juliano Dornelles (Foreign Film Spotlight) - "Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one."
  • Benny Loves You - Directed by Karl Holt (Midnight Screening) - "After the accidental death of his parents, Jack must sell his family home and start a new life. Cleaning out the house, Jack trashes his family belongings including his beloved childhood stuffed animal, Benny. It’s a move that turns deadly as Benny springs to life with one goal in mind, protect Jack at all cost!"
  • 3D Film - A special block available to VIP pass-holders utilizing classic red/cyan 3D glasses provided.  Exact film(s) announced shortly. 

Thanks to the Adirondack Film Festival for film descriptions.