Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've probably heard about the little movie that's out now called Beauty & the Beast. I was lucky enough to catch this one on opening weekend and it has been interesting to hear people's reactions as they've made their way to the theater. Yes, there's been controversy…Read more
7 Life Lessons from the Oscars
As one of the "artsy" kids, the Oscars were always like my Super Bowl. I had big dreams and knew I was going to work in Hollywood someday. The Oscars - Hollywood-bound or not - always represented to me that crazy dreams can and do come true. As I got older and became more…Read more
International Film Festival This Weekend!
PRESS RELEASE The Ballston Spa International Film Festival (BSFF) invites everyone to the 5th annual free festival this Friday and Saturday, August 3-4 in Ballston Spa, NY to celebrate with the filmmakers and judges. “Hollywood” doesn’t only happen in California! Every year, a piece of Hollywood is celebrated right in downtown Ballston Spa as over…Read more
Seeking Short Films!
The Ballston Spa International Film Festival (BSFF) is now seeking short film entries for the 5th annual festival presented on August 3rd & 4th, 2012. All genres will be accepted for independent films ranging from 5-15 minutes (or 3-10 minutes for the student division). Awards will be presented in 11 categories (with separate categories for…Read more
Patti Rothberg Performing at Ballston Spa Film Festival
As part of the three day long festival, the Ballston Spa (International) Film Festival (BSFF) is pleased to announce the performance of chart topping musician, Patti Rothberg, on Friday, August 5, 2011, 11:00pm at Sunset Cafe in Ballston Spa. Patti Rothberg exploded onto the music scene with her 1996 debut album, Between the 1 and…Read more
Hollywood Comes to Town at the Ballston Spa Film Festival
HOLLYWOOD COMES TO TOWN...AGAIN As Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, and Eva Mendes roll into town to shoot their movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, in Schenectady County, we are reminded once again how much Hollywood loves the Capital District. Many films have been shot throughout the area over the years, including Seabiscuit, Salt, Scent of…Read more
Ballston Spa Film Festival – A Mini Hollywood Event with Surprise Results Revealed
SMALL TOWN, BIG HOLLYWOOD APPEAL The Capital District area in upstate NY has long been a landing spot for Hollywood filmmakers (Salt, Seabiscuit, Scent of a Woman, Taking Woodstock, The Other Guys, The Horse Whisperer, Ironweed, The Time Machine – to name just a few!). And with the added help of the Capital-Saratoga Film Commission,…Read more
Had a rough day the other day. After putting in lots of time and energy for over 3 years, we received some rather disappointing news. So besides throwing myself into the mountain of laundry that had accumulated over the holidays, I decided we needed to force ourselves to stop trying to be productive and to…Read more