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Syracuse International Film Festival Celebrates Fifteen Years

Festival Puts A Spotlight On Films Made In Central New York

The Syracuse International Film Festival is turning fifteen this year, and organizers have an exciting line-up of things planned for movie fans.

The festival's co-founder Owen Shapiro says films from all over the world will be screened, including China, Macedonia, France, and Germany, but in addition there will be "a lot of focus on films made in Central New York, including films that were made in Ron Perlman's company, Jeremy Garelick's company, as well as others."

Festival Director La Shaun Jones says the theme for 2018 is inclusiveness. "From films to genre, there's something for everyone, young and old. We made each five days something that the whole Syracuse will want to come and see no matter what day it is." 

The festival will begin Wednesday, October 10 and go until Sunday, October 14.  Venues include the Redhouse at City Center, Palace Theatre and Syracuse University's Shaffer Art Building.

Brand new to the festival this year is a 48-hour film making competition. There's also a music video competition, three live silent films, live performances ranging from R&B and rock, and a  streamed Q&A session with film star Grace Jones.

For more information and a full schedule of events and screenings, visit 




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