ASBURY PARK, N.J: The Jersey Shore Film Festival is set to return to Asbury Park and Deal Park this summer. The festival will run for eight days: from Sunday, June 23, to Sunday, June 30. Now in its 12th year, the JSFF will showcase a collection of over 100 films, from both home-grown Jersey films and international selections to celebrate the filmmakers behind them. As a filmmaker's festival, the JSFF offers high-quality original films to the community and to other filmmakers.
The festival will kick off with the Opening Night Gala at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 23. The Gala will feature a cocktail hour and red carpet event, the Hawaiian comic Victoria Arnstein, and the premiere of SWAP, a new prime time pilot by Canadian filmmaker André Gaumond. The JSFF will end with the Closing Night Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 30 at Asbury Hall in the Asbury Hotel to honor filmmakers whose work is notably exceptional.
The JSFF returns to the Baronet at the Asbury Hotel Wednesday, June 26 with a salute to Woodstock's 50 year anniversary, with a filmmaker meet-and-greet and a screening of Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock, starring Demetri Martin, Eugene Levy, and Liev Schreiber. Tickets are only $1—the average price of a movie ticket in 1969!
The Berkeley Hotel Kingsley screening rooms will host a marathon of shorts programming on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the festival, including music videos, short films, and the JSFF-unique "Qwik Qlips" — films that tell a story lasting no longer than 59 seconds.
Screenings will also take place throughout the week at the Asbury Hotel, the Paranormal Museum, the Showroom cinema, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, The Film Salon in the Jersey Shore JCC, and the Torat-El of Monmouth County.
All tickets and passes are available for purchase at jerseyshorefilmfestival.com.