Saratoga Springs, NY, February 05, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Saratoga Springs International Film Festival announces its second festival to be held on Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th in downtown Saratoga Springs. The festival will showcase local, national, and international independent films at Bow Tie Cinemas (19 Railroad Place), where the Inaugural Festival took place. SaratogaSIFF has opened its submissions to all genres, now including music videos. Submissions opened January 1st and close on May 1st. Films can be submitted through filmfreeway.com or withoutabox.com. Winners of our juried prizes will receive free online distribution through BalogDigital, a certificate, laurels and festival merchandise.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, SaratogaSIFF depends on donations, sponsorships and grants to fund this fun-filled weekend event. All donations/ sponsors are tax deductible. For more information on benefits they offer to their sponsors and to download contracts, please visit www.saratogasiff.com.
The first year was a huge success with over 63 film screenings, 9 countries represented, 22 filmmakers in attendance, and over 500 festival goers. SaratogaSIFF turned a one day event into a weekend event and expects to see an increase in attendance for the 2nd annual film festival. Check out Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on everything happening around SaratogaSIFF or you can subscribe for the free monthly e-newsletter for exclusive updates.
The goal is to bring together collaborators from all stages in their careers to exchange ideas, grow as storytellers and connect with a diverse audience. SaratogaSIFF bridges the gap created by institutional education, by showcasing films on a local, national, and international scale, as well as providing resources for entrepreneurs and artists on how to make a living through pursuing their dreams. We intend to bring independent film to an audience who may not otherwise get the chance to see such projects in a cinema setting. All Filmmakers were film lovers first.