SBE’s Hamilton (New York) International Film Festival
July 24th- July 28th, 2019

Feature, Comedy Short, Horror Short, Dramatic/Thriller Short, Documentary Short and Canadian Short Categories

Global Cinema in the Heart of New York State

"...such a great town and a wonderful festival, so welcoming. It was so inspiring to be around so many young and talented film makers.

-Finn Taylor, Director Unleashed & 3 Time Director Sundance Film Festival

"SBE’s Hamilton International Film Festival presents an incredible opportunity to network with other ambitious filmmakers, exchange ideas and fundraising strategies while experiencing the charm of Hamilton, New York. The Hamilton Theater is a gorgeous venue and Grant Slater has put together a 5 star festival with a great selection of film, food and local beers. This is a must-attend festival that offers more than just frivolous laurels to it’s filmmakers… one could say that you leave Hamilton with a new group of friends that offer a different perspective on making and watching movies!"

-D.J. Higgins Director, Writer/Producer Meet Mario

"The charm and intimacy of the Hamilton International Film Festival makes it a MUST for all filmmakers. Grant and Todd Slater and the entire Hamilton community couldn't be more hospitable. I can't wait to make another film just so I can come back!!"

-Doug Dearth, Producer/Director Underdogs

"It was an absolute honour to be part of such a well respected film festival. Thanks to the help, hard work and commitment from SBE my career in the UK has gone from strength to strength. My Single, Worry hit the iTunes Download chart and peaked at Number 6. The follow up track I've recently released has hit the viral UK Top 50 on Spotify and we have now put a European Tour together. Its thanks to people such as Grant believing in me from an early stage of my development that has helped me get to where I am now."

-Sebastian Tree
United Kingdom Recording Artist

“Had a great time this past weekend in Hamilton, NY at the Hamilton International Film Festival with Tika Simone. "Five Dollars" was received with nothing but positive reviews from a beautifully sold out theater! Huge thanks goes out to Grant Slater and the Slater Brothers for being great hosts once again!"

- Rez Ota, Producer/Director FIve Dollars

We have safely arrived in Austria and I just wanted to thank you once again for the invitation, as well as the chance to present Noriko at your festival. I had a really great time, for it was one of the most intimate and passionate festivals I’ve ever been to.

It was a great experience to be part of the HIFF. Thank you for the support.

-Christian Jilka (Austria)
Writer/Director Noriko

SBE's Hamilton International Film Festival is located in the beautiful Chenango Valley region of Central New York. Long known as weekend retreat for city dwellers from New York, Boston, Ottawa, and Toronto, the Chenango Valley boasts some of the most beautiful vistas in North America and has gained an international reputation for its cultural events, outdoor activities and academic institutions.

SBE's Hamilton International Film Festival is advertised in major industry magazines and newspapers, including the Syracuse Post-Standard, the Hollywood Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment, the Utica Observer, a variety of radio stations, and over 25 publications and online venues.

The following corporate partners have made major contributions to the Slater Brothers' Hamilton International Festival: Purina's Fancy Feast, Nestle, Global Craft, The Colgate Inn, Good Nature Brewing, Stella Artois, Shapna Coffee and Tea Company, Anheuser Busch, Vitamin Water, Chobani Greek Yogurt, The Wendt Inn, NBT Bank, Saranac, Oneida Saving Bank, French Design Group, J.H. Crowe Apothecary and Veev Acai Spirits.

In celebration of SBE's Hamilton (New York) International Film Festival is accepting All Genres, Feature Length (50 Minutes or More) and Short Films. Please include all contact information.

Overall Rating
  • Antonis Glaros

    Great festival, excellent people who are running it!

    September 2017
  • Fabrizio Apolloni

    Very nice and well organized festival.
    Thank you

    September 2017
  • Lasse Lorenzen

    Great festival in a gorgeous (film) friendly town.

    August 2017
  • Jonathan M Black

    What a great festival! It was a true pleasure to be a part of the festival and to see all the support from the community and there was great communication from the Festival Coordinators. I would say out of all the festivals we have been a part of, this one was right at the top and one of the most rememberable!

    August 2017
  • I was not able to attend this year in person, however, the communication with Grant of the Slater brothers has very been quick, open and easy. My screenplay Fight or Play Basketball ended up as a Semi-Finalist. I look forward to meeting the festival producers at some point. - MIKE

    August 2017