August 12, 2013
Please contact Stacy Dumont, 845-729-9687,

Brewster, NY—The VOB International 3-Day Film Festival announces an exciting lineup of events for Labor Day Weekend. This year’s expanded film festival showcases feature-length films, shorts, and documentaries hailing from all over the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Cuba, and Dubai, as well as Putnam County. Genres represented include drama, comedy, sci-fi/fantasy, thriller, historical drama, and animation.   

The Festival kicks off on Friday, August 30 with Dinner and a Movie. The opening night celebration starts at 6pm with a gala reception in honor of this year’s filmmakers. Tickets are available for $35, which includes an intimate dinner in the historic Walter Brewster House at 43 Oak St. , followed by the New York premiere of Cloudburst, a comedy-drama by Thom Fitzgerald that stars Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker. Cloudburst will be screened in the Studio Around the Corner at 67 Main St. (the rear entrance of Old Town Hall) at 8pm. Tickets for the film screening only are $5.

On Saturday, August 31, filmgoers can experience a taste of local flavor at the Food and Short Film Festival. The Food Festival, sponsored by the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, begins at 4pm on Oak St. and will be accompanied by live music courtesy of the Second Saturday Band and State of Being . The Short Film Festival begins at 8pm on the lawn of the Walter Brewster House and is free to attend. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and enjoy the buttered popcorn.

Raindate for the Short Film Festival only is Sunday, 9/1, at 8pm. All other events will take place rain or shine.

On Sunday, September 1, the Studio Around the Corner hosts its first ever all-day film extravaganza from 9am to 10pm. Feature films and shorts will show in five time blocks with an admission fee of $2 for the first session and $5 for all later sessions. Food will be available for purchase, and attendees will also discover local restaurants, musicians and artists outside the Studio.    

Off-street parking will be available all weekend at the Studio Around the Corner in the Gold Lot,at the former Garden Street School at 20 Garden St , and on Main Street . This event is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature and with public funds from Putnam County .  These grant programs are managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council.

For tickets and additional information including this year’s film lineup, please visit, or call 845-729-9687.