Planning to attend the 18th annual Lake Placid Film Festival, or just want a peek behind the scenes of Saranac Lake’s magnificent Ice Palace? The Adirondack Film Society’s annual event returns with 5 days of amazing films and special guests from Wednesday, October 23 through Sunday, October 27. Visitors will also be able to watch the world premiere of Ice Palace, A Love Letter, a documentary by Mark Burns on Saranac Lake’s annual Winter Carnival.
Ice Palace, A Love Letter was shot during the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival by filmmaker Mark Burns. Viewers will watch as the workers struggle against the elements to build the Ice Palace, which has been a local tradition for more than a century. Watch as the entire process unfolds, and witness the stunning results.
Not attending the Lake Placid Film Festival? While the documentary will be screened during the festival on October 27 at 6:30 pm, festival passes aren’t needed. Tickets for Ice Palace, A Love Letter will be $15 and must be purchased upon arrival at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid, so arrive early to ensure a seat!
You’ll want to arrive prior to the screening anyway, as there will be a red carpet event, where you’ll have the chance to meet and take pictures with director Mark Burns and the stars of the film. Afterwards, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session hosted by Burns.
While there isn’t a mandatory dress code, you’re encouraged to help add to the icy fun by dressing up in cool blues and ice-inspired jewelry and accessories.
Still deciding whether to attend? Check out the official trailer.