PLATTSBURGH, NY — As the date for the first-ever Lake Champlain International Film Fest gets closer, the festival team is seeing film submissions come in from all over the country and the world.
Open to all types of film categories, from documentaries and fiction to short and feature length, the period for entering a film closes at11:59 p.m. EST on Sept. 15. Entry fees are $20 for shorts (defined as under 60 minutes in length) and $30 for features. A $10 late fee will be added for films submitted after Aug. 31.
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The Sweet Hereafter directed by Atom Egoyan, adapted from the book by Russell Banks will be the first film in the 2014-15 Lake Placid Film Forum series.Here’s the copy from the Adirondack Film Society’s newsletter:
Film Series Kicks Off in September with “The Sweet Hereafter”
The nine month Lake Placid Film Forum Series begins September 12&13 with multiple showings of the critically acclaimed film “The Sweet Hereafter.” Special Guest Russell Banks will be in person for one of the screenings.
RUSSELL BANKS is the internationally acclaimed author of eighteen works of fiction, including the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, The Book of Jamaica and Lost Memory of Skin, as well as six short story collections. Two of his novels, The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction, have been adapted into award-winning films. Banks has been a PEN/Faulkner Finalist (Affliction, Cloudsplitter, Lost Memory of Skin) and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Continental Drift, Cloudsplitter). His work has received numerous other awards and has been widely translated and anthologized. Banks is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was New York State Author (2004-2008) and was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame in 2014. He lives in Miami, Florida and in upstate New York with his wife, the poet Chase Twichell.
THE SWEET HEREAFTER is the winner of the 1997 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix. The film examines the effect of a tragic bus accident on the population of a small town. The Sweet Hereafter stars Sarah Polley and Iam Holm, is directed by Atom Egoyan, and is adapted from the novel by Russell Banks.
Tickets and exact showtimes will be posted by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts as the dates near.