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It’s HERE: the Lake Placid Film Forum returns Wednesday through Sunday, June 7-11, 2017!

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Best-known as the organization that brings you the annual Lake Placid Film Forum, the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has been doing innovative film programming on an ever-widening North Country canvas for more than 15 years now.

In addition to the Film Forum, the AFS has presented a slew of silent film classics—with live organ accompaniment—at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Lake Placid; initiated a mostly monthly Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in September 2014, now in its second full year; and played an instrumental role in the “Go Digital, Go Dark” campaign that resulted in several North Country movie houses receiving the necessary funding to purchase and install digital equipment to enable to continue to operate as first-run film venues. In fact, the AFS is currently working with one of the movie houses—the Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake, NY—on developing special programming starting in the summer of 2016.

The Adirondack Film Society, in its dual role as the Adirondack Film Commission, is also in the process of developing a program to encourage filmmakers to make movies and shoot videos right here in Essex County, NY, and assist them when they are here, as well as to nurture homegrown filmmaking among the many talented artists already living in the region.

When it comes to programming, the Adirondack Film Society doesn’t just screen films—it curates, analyzes, and seeks to help educate audience members about the films it presents. One way it often does this is by presenting the creators of the films themselves, in intimate, small-venue settings—where filmgoers can actually meet the filmmakers or, when they are presented remotely such as via Skype, experience these artists as real people.

Thank you for visiting and for your interest in, and ongoing support of, film as art and the art of filmmaking!

Upcoming Events

The Secret Word Is: “Synergy”

The Adirondack Film Society’s Cuban “Connection”—author and film historian Jeremy Arnold—and the story of how, working closely together, they were able to obtain, from Cuba, the new movie Esteban and the appearance in Lake Placid of its director & co-producer, serve as the perfect illustration of the […]


Version 16.0 of the Annual Lake Placid Film Forum Is Overflowing with Movies for Film Lovers and Films for Movie Buffs

Screening of “The Good Mind” at LPFF ‘16 with the film’s director and a key participant—Gwendolen Cates (director of LPFF’17 selection “We Are Unarmed,” Sat., 6/10, […]

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Diversity Emerges as a Major Theme of LP Film Forum ’17

Version 16.0 of the Region’s Premier Film-Related Event Features Screenings on Radical Black Writer James Baldwin, Poetess Laureate Emily Dickinson and the Poetry of Paterson, NJ; the Native American Standoff at Standing Rock; Intra-racial Job Discrimination and the ‘Crime’ of Interracial Marriage; the Intersection of […]

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“A Man Called Ove” (4/28-29) Leads Into LP Film Forum, 6/7-11

The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) Screening Series at LPCA, Version 3.0, concludes with this heartwarming, yet hugely funny comedy-drama from Sweden—yes, Sweden!—which was nominated this year for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. Like so many great international films, “A MAN CALLED OVE” is a highly […]

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The Jane Austen movie we’ve all been waiting for!

The AFS Screening Series at LPCA 3.0 continues Fri. & Sat., Jan. 20-21, at 7 pm with Love & Friendship, writer-director Whit Stillman’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s early comic gem, the novella Lady Susan. “Howlingly funny…” raved the New York Times.

Tickets are $7, available in advance and at […]