Lake Placid Film Festival

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Lake Placid Film Festival 2019… has big plans! 

The Adirondack Film Society is proud to announce the 2019 Lake Placid Film Festival, which will be held from October 23 – 27, 2019 in Lake Placid, New York. This year promises to be extraordinary! We have set the stage for exponential growth in 2019 by accessing our 18-year history, recalibrating our long-term goals, leveraging our 2018 success, and expanding our horizons. 

Now in its 19th year in 2019, the Lake Placid Film Festival (LPFF) has presented unique and diverse film and related programming in an intimate, yet world renowned location. Throughout our rich history, we have consistently delivered a combination of feature length, documentary, short and student films and our annual event includes conversations, panels, seminars, filmmakers, producers, directors, actors, screenwriters and special events. The Lake Placid Film Festival (formerly Forum), is an annual event of the Adirondack Film Society, which is a 501(c-3) non-profit organization located in Lake Placid, New York, organized with the mission of bringing quality film programming to the Adirondacks year-round.

The Lake Placid Film Festival was co-founded by Lake Placid native Kathleen Carroll, former movie critic for the New York Daily News, Russell Banks, internationally acclaimed author, Nelson Page, former theatre owner/operator, Naj Wykoff, artist and writer and John Huttlinger, local businessman and arts patron. Programming for the LPFF has always been our top priority and we seek out those films that typically cannot be seen anywhere else in the Adirondack region.

Lake Placid is located in the heart of the Adirondack Park, the jewel of the Empire State. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, our fest is held in the most breathtaking setting imaginable. Held in late October, the Lake Placid Film Festival comes to the village showcasing top films from all over the world, while nature is displaying the flaming colors of autumn, white mountain peaks, crisp fresh air, and world-class hospitality. This is an event that is not to be missed!

Throughout the years, the LPFF has featured and hosted academy award winning directors such as Guillermo Del Toro, John Sayles, Milos Forman, Norman Jewison and Martin Scorcese. Actors including Debra Winger, Kyra Sedgwick, John Favreau, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cliff Robertson, Peter Riegert, Steve Buscemi, Tony Shalhoub, Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott and Willem name a select few.

Our 2019 team, led by Festival Director Gary Smith, is planning a memorable event in October, filled with films, a short film competition “Your Shorts are Showing”, VIP Hospitality Suite, special events, actors, producers, directors, panels and special memories for our attendees. We encourage you to visit our website often for updates to the 2019 Fest and explore the films (schedule posted in Sept-Oct) and events you’d like to attend.  Our 2019 Full Festival Pass includes your entry into everything except the Tribute Dinner (tickets sold separately) and all tickets are available for purchase through our website. 

We hope to see you October 23-27th in Lake Placid.

See you at the movies.