2014 Syracuse International Film Festival


Welcome to the 11th Annual Syracuse International Film Festival. We invite you to come join us for an exciting week of film and events.


Although all the films, artists, and special guests have not yet been booked - we do want to share our calendar as it stands already.


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There will be parties, meet and greets and photo ops galore throughout the entire Festival. You never know who will be in town, and will drop in to visit!


We look forward to having you drop in and join us!


If you're a first time guest - welcome!

Returning? Thanks for your continuing support.


See you at the October Festival!

  • Sunday October 5
    Social Justic Showcase
    Le Moyne College
    Charles Lane will show his film, hold a Q&A, and receive the Bassel Shehade Award.
    Later that day, Isaac Julien, straight from England, will show his film and discuss the body of his work including his photography. This segment of the Festival is being presented in collaboration with Lightwork, Syracuse University.

  • Wednesday, October 8
    Silent Film Music Event
    Palace Theater
    Harold Lloyd's Safety Last and Charlie Chaplin's Mabel's Strange Predicament will be screened. Both films will feature an original musical score accompanied by live musicians.

  • Thursday, October 9
    Special CNY Screening: Is That You
    Palace Theater
    Dani Menkin, a noted Israeli filmmaker will be back in town to show us his final cut of Is That You . This film was locally made and features many local actors and participants.

  • Friday, October 10
    Filmmakers' Seminar
    Eric Mower + Associates
    If you are a filmmaker you will not want to miss this free event. Festival special guests and the CNY Film Commissioner will talk about filmmaking, the local scene, and answer questions. Seating is limited to 50 guests. Request your reservation today.

  • Friday, October 10
    Evening Program TBA
    Palace Theater
    Evening program TBA. Possible special guests include: Sam Lloyd, Paul Perry and Nick Cassavetes!

  • October 11
    Program TBA
    Landmark Theatre
    Program TBA. Possible special guests include: from India, Madhur Bhandarkar and again, Nick Cassavetes!

  • Sunday, October 11
    Imaging Disabililty in Film
    Landmark Theatre
    Anand Gandhi's Ship of Theseus .

  • Sunday, October 11
    Carol North Schmuckler New Filmmakers Showcase
    Landmark Theater
    Films by local students.

  • Sunday, October 11
    Closing Night Ceremonies
    Landmark Theatre
    Evening program TBA. Special guest - Justin Nappi!