The Adirondack Film society is a non-profit organization co-founded in 2000 by author Russell Banks, former New York Daily News critic Kathleen Carroll and artist Naj Wikoff.
The principal program of the Film Society is the annual Lake Placid Film Forum, an intimate film festival set in the Adirondack Mountains.
In 2012, the Film Society took on the mission of forming the a Regional Theater Alliance in effort to resolve the digital conversion issue faced by small town North Country theaters. In January, 2013, a partnership was formed with ANCA which resulted in the fundraising campaign “Go Digital or Go Dark.”
The Film Society offers other programs such as the North Country Shorts, Sleepless in Lake Placid, The Silent Film Festival, and Regional Programming, both during the Lake Placid Film Forum and throughout the remainder of the year. The Film Society supports events like the Adirondack Arts Festival, the Holiday Village Stroll, and more.
The organization is run by Board Chairman John Huttlinger, a Board of Directors, Artistic Director Kathleen Carroll, and Project Specialist T J Brearton.