SBE’s Hamilton (New York) International Film Festival
July 22th- 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

"Can't say enough about how wonderful SBE's Hamilton International Film Festival has been. Truly honored to have our film "My Hero" included and I want to thank Grant & Todd Slater and everyone else involved for such a great experience. Just amazing.
Hope you'll have us back next year!"

- Loring Murtha, Actor/Director My Hero

"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.

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  • Marc Fusco

    Such a great festival for filmmakers big and small. The selection was inspiring and connecting with everyone local and from abroad was important and so easy. And a great getaway for summer weekend. I wanna come back! Thanks Slater Bros.

    August 2018
  • Guillaume Venne

    Wonderful film festival! Everyone was so nice with us , great Q and A’s lot of people attending. And great city! Will submit again for sure. Thank you to the Slather brothers and their team!

    August 2018
  • Loring Murtha

    I simply can not over state how impressed I was with this festival. The Slater Brothers clearly know what makes a festival great. Everything from the initial and constantly friendly communication, to the hospitality to the networking opportunities was absolutely amazing. On top of that the films that screened were of the highest quality. It was an honor to be included, and I will be submitting any and all future works to this festival and hope I'm lucky enough to get in again. Can't recommend enough. Thank you to the Slater Brothers and the entire staff!

    August 2018
  • I spent a wonderful time in Hamilton International Film Festival (New York). An awesome welcome in a city where people are really nice. A great thanks to Grant, Todd Slater & Sean Nevison, they made everything that the event be a success, thank you to Michael Sunderlin and naturally London Green who are both so nice and so welcome. And thank you to all the other people who made this event a great success. Because it was. And a special thank to Mike Jaquays too, what a great guy ! I am so happy to have been there for the 10th SBE's Hamilton International Film Festival, it was a big honor and it's probably the most beautiful memory I have ever lived in a film festival with wonderful people, actors and filmmakers. I recommend SBE's Hamilton International Film Festival to all the filmmakers who realy love the univers of the cinema, Hamilton is the good place to live it thoroughly ! All the best geat people !

    August 2018
  • Mark & Anna Casadei

    Had a wonderful time at the HIFF. If you like small town festivals that make you feel like family, this is it. Grant Slater and his team at Slater Entertainment do a wonderful job making you feel right at home. Had a great showing of our film and although this isn't an "awards" heavy festival the experience and networking with other filmmakers is wonderful.

    August 2018