St. Lawrence International Film Festival Goes Digital, Celebrates New Short Films and Web Series Every Month

(Canton, NY—March 1, 2017) St. Lawrence International Film Festival has announced a new format to celebrate short films and web series it’s calling SLIFF Online.

After a successful inaugural year in 2015 featuring guest of honor Dan Aykroyd with screenings on both sides of the US/Canada border, and a Gala event in 2016 held at SUNY Potsdam’s Performing Arts Center, St. Lawrence International Film Festival shifts its focus this year to an online-only format highlighting short narrative, documentary and animated films, as well as web series pilots each month exclusively on the Festival’s website

Online screenings begin the first of each month and run until the last day of the month. Submissions for the following month’s screenings open the first of each month prior with entries permitted until the 20th of that month. Submissions for March are now open. The submission fee is only $15. Filmmakers can submit at or link to the submission site through the Festival website

The objective of the new monthly online format is to celebrate and promote emerging and professional filmmakers with the greatest accessibility possible. Official Selections receive promotional laurels, promotion to the Festival’s database and on social media. Winning projects each month will be featured on the Festival’s Filmmakers to Watch page for the year and promoted to the Festival’s list of entertainment industry influencers.

ABOUT St. Lawrence International Film Festival

 Founded in 2015 with headquarters in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence International Film Festival is an online monthly world-class event established to showcase the best in new short films to a worldwide audience and the entertainment industry at large.

The 2017 St. Lawrence International Film Festival (SLIFF Online) seeks to provide filmmakers of short-format works exposure to a global audience and a highly curated list of entertainment industry decision-makers and influencers on a monthly basis. The Festival advisory board is lead by industry notables Sara E. Johnson (Oscar-winning Executive Producer of “Birdman” and “The Hunting Ground”), Mark Valley (“CSI”), Aaron Woolf (“King Corn, Peabody Award-winner), Drea Clark (Programmer Slamdance Film Festival & Los Angeles Film Festival), Gloria Campbell (Managing Director of the American Pavillion at Cannes), Lenore VanderZee, Carol Smith Pynchon, Brian Hauser (Co-Editor of The Journal of Short Film), and Bob Penski (Founder of Penski, Inc) and actor/writer Scott Alan Smith.