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.

Overall Rating
  • Sam Avery

    Such a wonderful Film Festival in a great town!!! Grant and the crew are very welcoming and the audience is very enthusiastic! Will definitely be submitting again!

    October 2018
  • Laura Dowling Shea

    Thank you SBE Hamilton International Film Festival! Your hospitality and warm reception was greatly appreciated. The venue was great. We wished we had been able to spend the week with you the town is lovely with great restaurants and shops. The panel discussions were wonderful and we were honored to be in the company of so many amazing and talented filmmakers and films. Have already submitted our latest project for next year.

    August 2018
  • Samuels Brothers

    Hamilton was an incredible festival. Simultaneously a heartwarming Slater Brothers family tradition honoring their father and a superbly programmed event with ample opportunities to network, support, and commend your fellow filmmakers, we couldn't have been happier to attend. Great Q&As after each block and panel discussions at the bookstore across the street. The marquee theater evokes the best of cinema and the entire week is altogether personal and inspiring. A welcoming town and lasting experience. Highly recommended!

    August 2018
  • 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