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June 23 - 30

Sunday 23

6:30 pm

Gala Opening Night w/ Prime Time Pilot: SWAP

SWAP

Director: Andre Gaumond
Primetime pilot
Sci-Fi | Canada | 43 min
English, French, Japanese, Thai
View trailer

John and Boris, two computer scientists, confront after the discovery of a revolutionary application that allows them to transfer thought from one person to another.
Read more

Screens with Gala Opening Night

Monday 24

6:00 pm

Here’s The Story: I Talk To Strangers w/ Short Films

Here’s The Story: I Talk To Strangers

Director: Steve Rogers
Documentary Feature
USA | 56 min
View trailer

Bob Ellis, of Ocean Grove, has a habit of talking to strangers and then inviting them to dinner. With no set of guidelines or requirements for why or how he greets the unknown, other than…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Forgotten and The Most Magnificent Thing and Lighten Up Batman

7:00 pm

Shorts Program: Peculiar Encounters

Shorts Program: Peculiar Encounters

88 min

Horror selections that touch on our famous NJ urban legends as well as strange encounters and relationships.  
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

8:00 pm

The Dog Walker w/ Short Films

The Dog Walker

Director: Kylie Garcelon
Narrative Feature
psychological thriller | Australia | 76 min
View trailer

Samantha, an investigative journalist, retires with anxiety disorder after her investigation of a dogfighting ring ends tragically. Helped by her friends, Liv and Jason, Samantha starts over as a columnist in Manhattan with her dog…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: A Modern Magician and Conflict and a Bit of Magic, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film

9:00 pm

Shorts Program: Monsters in Our Midst

Shorts Program: Monsters in Our Midst

87 min

Mysterious and weird; the human dynamic can be beautiful, and sometimes unsettling and diabolical.
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

Tuesday 25

6:00 pm

In Money We Trust? w/ Short Film

In Money We Trust?

Director: Paul G. Sanderson III
Documentary Feature
USA | 57 min
View trailer

From the beginnings of currency to Bitcoin, In Money We Trust? is an insightful and illuminating answer to the question “What is Money?” Based on the book “Money” by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames, the…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Conspiracy Theory and Ultraviolet

7:30 pm

Extra Innings w/ Short Film

Extra Innings

Director: Albert Dabah
Narrative Feature
Drama | USA | 117 min
View trailer

Set against the enchanting backdrop of 1960’s Brooklyn, Extra Innings tells the story of David Sabah, a young man who pursues his dream of playing baseball while staying devoted to his Syrian Jewish family, but…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Lodged

8:00 pm

King Bibi w/ Short Film

King Bibi

Director: Dan Shadur
Documentary Feature
Political Thriller | Israel | 87 min
English, Hebrew w/ English subtitles
View trailer

The remarkable and controversial story of Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, reflected through four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever. Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: From the Ashes: The Zadroga Act

Wednesday 26

10:00 am

Filmmakers Networking Gathering 6/26

June 26, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm America’s Cup Coffee & Tea Company
Ticket Type Price Cart

5:00 pm

Newton’s Third Law w/ Short Film

Newton’s Third Law

Director: Jorge Barrio
Narrative Feature
Drama, Romance | Spain | 76 min
SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
View trailer

Mikel and Marta, now 13 years old, have been the closest of friends since they were seven, but things are changing. Marta has begun to branch out and meet new people, and Mikel is becoming…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Still Plays with Trains

7:30 pm

Extra Innings w/ Short Film

Extra Innings

Director: Albert Dabah
Narrative Feature
Drama | USA | 117 min
View trailer

Set against the enchanting backdrop of 1960’s Brooklyn, Extra Innings tells the story of David Sabah, a young man who pursues his dream of playing baseball while staying devoted to his Syrian Jewish family, but…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: 40th

7:30 pm

50th Anniversary of Woodstock Tribute w/ Feature Film: Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock

Director: Ang Lee
Narrative Feature
Drama/ Comedy | USA | 120 min
View trailer

In the summer of 1969, Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) divides his time between Greenwich Village and the upstate ramshackle motel, El Monaco, of his Old World parents. When the proposed venue for the upcoming Woodstock…
Read more

Screens with Meet & Greet the Filmmakers w/ 50th Anniversary of Woodstock Tribute

Thursday 27

10:00 am

Filmmakers Networking Gathering 6/27

June 27, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm America’s Cup Coffee & Tea Company
12:00 pm

Love in Kilnerry w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

Love in Kilnerry

Director: Daniel Keith, Snorri Sturluson
Narrative Feature
Comedy | USA | 105 min

The elderly residents of a small remote town panic when the EPA announces mandatory changes to their chemical plant could cause a dramatic increase in their sexual libido. The town sheriff tries to maintain order…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: A Tragedy A Comedy and The Repair Job

2:30 pm

The Dog Walker w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

The Dog Walker

Director: Kylie Garcelon
Narrative Feature
psychological thriller | Australia | 76 min
View trailer

Samantha, an investigative journalist, retires with anxiety disorder after her investigation of a dogfighting ring ends tragically. Helped by her friends, Liv and Jason, Samantha starts over as a columnist in Manhattan with her dog…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Guilty Pleasure and The Lost Basket

5:00 pm

Newton’s Third Law w/ Short Film (Kingsley Rm #1)

Newton’s Third Law

Director: Jorge Barrio
Narrative Feature
Drama, Romance | Spain | 76 min
SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
View trailer

Mikel and Marta, now 13 years old, have been the closest of friends since they were seven, but things are changing. Marta has begun to branch out and meet new people, and Mikel is becoming…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: The Dance

5:30 pm

Shorts Program: Life’s Journey (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Life’s Journey

95 min

“The only journey is the one within.” In their own unique ways, these shorts each showcase the adversities and triumphs that come with being alive.
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

6:00 pm

King Bibi w/ Short Films

King Bibi

Director: Dan Shadur
Documentary Feature
Political Thriller | Israel | 87 min
English, Hebrew w/ English subtitles
View trailer

The remarkable and controversial story of Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, reflected through four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever. Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Love and Hate and Imposter

7:30 pm

Paris La Blanche w/ Short Film (Kingsley Rm #1)

Paris la Blanche

Director: Lidia Terki
Narrative feature
Drama | France | 84 min
French w/ english subtitles
View trailer

Through its simplicity and heart, Paris la Blanche tackles the issue of immigration through a personal life story. At the age of 70, Rekia decides to leave her village in Algeria to travel to Paris…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Residents of the Last Floor

8:00 pm

Here’s The Story: I Talk To Strangers w/ Short Film (Kingsley Rm #2)

Here’s The Story: I Talk To Strangers

Director: Steve Rogers
Documentary Feature
USA | 56 min
View trailer

Bob Ellis, of Ocean Grove, has a habit of talking to strangers and then inviting them to dinner. With no set of guidelines or requirements for why or how he greets the unknown, other than…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Pool

8:00 pm

A Mirror For The Sun w/ Short Films

A Mirror for the Sun

Director: Neta Ariel
Documentary Feature
Israel | 60 min
Hebrew w/ English subtitles
View trailer

Tamar Ariel grew up in a religious home in a moshav in southern Israel. Encouraged to go her own way, she spent two years in National Service and then joined the IDF, where she served…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: ROUND TRIP and RAPHAEL and POSSESSED and HOME MADE

8:00 pm

Shorts Program: Variety Pack

Shorts Program: Variety Pack

95 min

A veritable potpourri of shorts, each better than the last. You never know what you will find here, but you know it will be good!
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

Friday 28

10:00 am

Filmmakers Panel Discussion w/ Encore Screening of Rockaway (Kingsley Rm #2)

ROCKAWAY

Director: JOHN J. BUDION
Narrative Feature
Drama | USA | 85 min
View trailer

ROCKAWAY is a coming of age drama, following two brothers, John and Anthony in the summer of '94. They have high hopes of a Knick's Championship and a new easier life away from their abusive…
Read more

Screens with Filmmakers Panel Discussion 6/28 Berkeley- Kingsley Rm #2 10AM-1PM

12:00 pm

VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York Skate Odyssey w/ Short Films (Kingsley #1)

VIRGIN BLACKTOP : A New York Skate Odyssey

Director: Charlie Samuels
Documentary Feature
Human interest, Diversity | USA | 83 min
View trailer

“VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey" is an uplifting and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about a super funky crew of suburban New York City kids. When they met in 1977, they had nothing in…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Cone of Shame and Keeper and Bike Song

2:30 pm

Melody Makers w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

Melody Makers

Director: Leslie Ann Coles
Documentary feature
Music | Canada | 95 min
View trailer

Melody Makers' captures the birth of music journalism during the zeitgeist of rock n’ roll through the lens of photographer, Barrie Wentzell, Chief Contributing Photographer, Melody Maker magazine (1965-1975) whose iconic, largely unseen photo archive,…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Bringing schools to where there are none! and And She Rode Forth...

5:00 pm

Shorts Program: Comedies (Kingsley Rm #1)

Shorts Program: Comedies

87 min

What would tragedy be without comedy? These shorts will have you laughing out loud, but always with a touch of heart thrown in.
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

5:30 pm

Shorts Program: Thrills and Chills (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Thrills and Chills

114 min

There is always something waiting around every corner in these shorts. Each of these films will have you on the edge of your seat with excited trepidation.
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

7:30 pm

Love in Kilnerry w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

Love in Kilnerry

Director: Daniel Keith, Snorri Sturluson
Narrative Feature
Comedy | USA | 105 min

The elderly residents of a small remote town panic when the EPA announces mandatory changes to their chemical plant could cause a dramatic increase in their sexual libido. The town sheriff tries to maintain order…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Gossip Ghouls and Colors of the Spirit

8:00 pm

Shorts Program: Horror and Reality (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Horror and Reality

110 min

Whether it is shattering reality or bleakly adhering to it, each of these shorts shows the potential for horror in seemingly-every day scenarios.  
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Click here to see all films included in this program

Saturday 29

10:00 am

Filmmakers Networking Gathering (Kingsley Rm #2)

June 29, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
12:00 pm

Shorts Program: Variety Pack (Kingsley Rm#1)

Shorts Program: Variety Pack

95 min

A veritable potpourri of shorts, each better than the last. You never know what you will find here, but you know it will be good!
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

12:30 pm

Melody Makers w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #2)

Melody Makers

Director: Leslie Ann Coles
Documentary feature
Music | Canada | 95 min
View trailer

Melody Makers' captures the birth of music journalism during the zeitgeist of rock n’ roll through the lens of photographer, Barrie Wentzell, Chief Contributing Photographer, Melody Maker magazine (1965-1975) whose iconic, largely unseen photo archive,…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: The Modelist and Everybody Said

2:30 pm

In Money We Trust? with Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

In Money We Trust?

Director: Paul G. Sanderson III
Documentary Feature
USA | 57 min
View trailer

From the beginnings of currency to Bitcoin, In Money We Trust? is an insightful and illuminating answer to the question “What is Money?” Based on the book “Money” by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames, the…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Northern Star and Justin Geller - Thought It Would Be A Good Story and Still Plays with Trains

3:00 pm

VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey w/Short Film (Kingsley #2)

VIRGIN BLACKTOP : A New York Skate Odyssey

Director: Charlie Samuels
Documentary Feature
Human interest, Diversity | USA | 83 min
View trailer

“VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey" is an uplifting and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about a super funky crew of suburban New York City kids. When they met in 1977, they had nothing in…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: AKA

5:00 pm

Shorts Program: Things Are Not as They Seem (Kingsley Rm #1)

Shorts Program: Things Are Not as They Seem

106 min

At its core, cinema is about mystery and surprises. These shorts exemplify the subtle secrets with which film can astound us.
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Click here to see all films included in this program

5:30 pm

Shorts Program: Life’s Ups and Downs (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Life’s Ups and Downs

105 min

No matter what life throws at them, these shorts will not quit. This collection displays characters' determination in the face of hardship.
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Click here to see all films included in this program

7:30 pm

Shorts Program: Hidden Treasures (Kingsley Rm #1)

Shorts Program: Hidden Treasures

104 min

A group of shorts that are united in their understated yet profound approach to storytelling. You won’t want to miss out on these.
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Click here to see all films included in this program

8:00 pm

Shorts Program: Youth in Cinema (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Youth in Cinema

90 min

Children are the future, and as such, they deserve recognition. These shorts highlight both young filmmakers and/or young subjects and their depth and achievements.
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Click here to see all films included in this program

9:45 pm

Paris La Blanche w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

Paris la Blanche

Director: Lidia Terki
Narrative feature
Drama | France | 84 min
French w/ english subtitles
View trailer

Through its simplicity and heart, Paris la Blanche tackles the issue of immigration through a personal life story. At the age of 70, Rekia decides to leave her village in Algeria to travel to Paris…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Game Time - 1 minute and Snapshot

10:00 pm

A Mirror For The Sun w/ Short Film

A Mirror for the Sun

Director: Neta Ariel
Documentary Feature
Israel | 60 min
Hebrew w/ English subtitles
View trailer

Tamar Ariel grew up in a religious home in a moshav in southern Israel. Encouraged to go her own way, she spent two years in National Service and then joined the IDF, where she served…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER

Sunday 30

6:30 pm

Closing Night Awards Ceremony Dinner

June 30, 2019 6:30 pm The Asbury

Sunday June 30th 6:30PM
The Asbury in Asbury Park
The Awards Ceremony Dinner will feature film celebs as well as industry movers and shakers. It will also include: Live Entertainment, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Dancing (in the aisles) and Dessert. An evening not to be missed!

NOTE: This event is most sought after and has limited seating available, so purchase your tickets early.

*Advance sale only
**Cash Bar

Venues

The Baronet
The Berkeley
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
The Showroom
Paranormal
Paranormal Books & Curiosities
621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
America's Cup
America’s Cup Coffee & Tea Company
633 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Axelrod
Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue, Deal, NJ 07723
The Screening Room
The Screening Room @ Torat El
301 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
The Film Salon
The Film Salon @ JCC of Jersey Shore
100 Grant Avenue, Deal, NJ 07723

Sunday June 23, 2019

Axelrod Performing Arts Center
6:30 pm
Gala Opening Night w/ Prime Time Pilot: SWAP

SWAP

Director: Andre Gaumond
Primetime pilot
Sci-Fi | Canada | 43 min
English, French, Japanese, Thai
View trailer

John and Boris, two computer scientists, confront after the discovery of a revolutionary application that allows them to transfer thought from one person to another.
Read more

Screens with Gala Opening Night

Monday June 24, 2019

The Film Salon @ JCC of Jersey Shore
6:00 pm
Here’s The Story: I Talk To Strangers w/ Short Films

Here’s The Story: I Talk To Strangers

Director: Steve Rogers
Documentary Feature
USA | 56 min
View trailer

Bob Ellis, of Ocean Grove, has a habit of talking to strangers and then inviting them to dinner. With no set of guidelines or requirements for why or how he greets the unknown, other than…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Forgotten and The Most Magnificent Thing and Lighten Up Batman

8:00 pm
The Dog Walker w/ Short Films

The Dog Walker

Director: Kylie Garcelon
Narrative Feature
psychological thriller | Australia | 76 min
View trailer

Samantha, an investigative journalist, retires with anxiety disorder after her investigation of a dogfighting ring ends tragically. Helped by her friends, Liv and Jason, Samantha starts over as a columnist in Manhattan with her dog…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: A Modern Magician and Conflict and a Bit of Magic, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film

Paranormal Books & Curiosities
7:00 pm
Shorts Program: Peculiar Encounters

Shorts Program: Peculiar Encounters

88 min

Horror selections that touch on our famous NJ urban legends as well as strange encounters and relationships.  
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

9:00 pm
Shorts Program: Monsters in Our Midst

Shorts Program: Monsters in Our Midst

87 min

Mysterious and weird; the human dynamic can be beautiful, and sometimes unsettling and diabolical.
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

Tuesday June 25, 2019

The Film Salon @ JCC of Jersey Shore
6:00 pm
In Money We Trust? w/ Short Film

In Money We Trust?

Director: Paul G. Sanderson III
Documentary Feature
USA | 57 min
View trailer

From the beginnings of currency to Bitcoin, In Money We Trust? is an insightful and illuminating answer to the question “What is Money?” Based on the book “Money” by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames, the…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Conspiracy Theory and Ultraviolet

8:00 pm
King Bibi w/ Short Film

King Bibi

Director: Dan Shadur
Documentary Feature
Political Thriller | Israel | 87 min
English, Hebrew w/ English subtitles
View trailer

The remarkable and controversial story of Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, reflected through four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever. Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: From the Ashes: The Zadroga Act

The Showroom Cinema
7:30 pm
Extra Innings w/ Short Film

Extra Innings

Director: Albert Dabah
Narrative Feature
Drama | USA | 117 min
View trailer

Set against the enchanting backdrop of 1960’s Brooklyn, Extra Innings tells the story of David Sabah, a young man who pursues his dream of playing baseball while staying devoted to his Syrian Jewish family, but…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Lodged

Wednesday June 26, 2019

America’s Cup Coffee & Tea Company
10:00 am
Filmmakers Networking Gathering 6/26
June 26, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm America’s Cup Coffee & Tea Company
Ticket Type Price Cart

The Screening Room @ Torat El
5:00 pm
Newton’s Third Law w/ Short Film

Newton’s Third Law

Director: Jorge Barrio
Narrative Feature
Drama, Romance | Spain | 76 min
SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
View trailer

Mikel and Marta, now 13 years old, have been the closest of friends since they were seven, but things are changing. Marta has begun to branch out and meet new people, and Mikel is becoming…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Still Plays with Trains

7:30 pm
Extra Innings w/ Short Film

Extra Innings

Director: Albert Dabah
Narrative Feature
Drama | USA | 117 min
View trailer

Set against the enchanting backdrop of 1960’s Brooklyn, Extra Innings tells the story of David Sabah, a young man who pursues his dream of playing baseball while staying devoted to his Syrian Jewish family, but…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: 40th

The Baronet @ The Asbury
7:30 pm
50th Anniversary of Woodstock Tribute w/ Feature Film: Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock

Director: Ang Lee
Narrative Feature
Drama/ Comedy | USA | 120 min
View trailer

In the summer of 1969, Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) divides his time between Greenwich Village and the upstate ramshackle motel, El Monaco, of his Old World parents. When the proposed venue for the upcoming Woodstock…
Read more

Screens with Meet & Greet the Filmmakers w/ 50th Anniversary of Woodstock Tribute

Thursday June 27, 2019

America’s Cup Coffee & Tea Company
10:00 am
Filmmakers Networking Gathering 6/27
June 27, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm America’s Cup Coffee & Tea Company
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
12:00 pm
Love in Kilnerry w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

Love in Kilnerry

Director: Daniel Keith, Snorri Sturluson
Narrative Feature
Comedy | USA | 105 min

The elderly residents of a small remote town panic when the EPA announces mandatory changes to their chemical plant could cause a dramatic increase in their sexual libido. The town sheriff tries to maintain order…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: A Tragedy A Comedy and The Repair Job

2:30 pm
The Dog Walker w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

The Dog Walker

Director: Kylie Garcelon
Narrative Feature
psychological thriller | Australia | 76 min
View trailer

Samantha, an investigative journalist, retires with anxiety disorder after her investigation of a dogfighting ring ends tragically. Helped by her friends, Liv and Jason, Samantha starts over as a columnist in Manhattan with her dog…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Guilty Pleasure and The Lost Basket

5:00 pm
Newton’s Third Law w/ Short Film (Kingsley Rm #1)

Newton’s Third Law

Director: Jorge Barrio
Narrative Feature
Drama, Romance | Spain | 76 min
SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
View trailer

Mikel and Marta, now 13 years old, have been the closest of friends since they were seven, but things are changing. Marta has begun to branch out and meet new people, and Mikel is becoming…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: The Dance

5:30 pm
Shorts Program: Life’s Journey (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Life’s Journey

95 min

“The only journey is the one within.” In their own unique ways, these shorts each showcase the adversities and triumphs that come with being alive.
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

7:30 pm
Paris La Blanche w/ Short Film (Kingsley Rm #1)

Paris la Blanche

Director: Lidia Terki
Narrative feature
Drama | France | 84 min
French w/ english subtitles
View trailer

Through its simplicity and heart, Paris la Blanche tackles the issue of immigration through a personal life story. At the age of 70, Rekia decides to leave her village in Algeria to travel to Paris…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Residents of the Last Floor

8:00 pm
Here’s The Story: I Talk To Strangers w/ Short Film (Kingsley Rm #2)

Here’s The Story: I Talk To Strangers

Director: Steve Rogers
Documentary Feature
USA | 56 min
View trailer

Bob Ellis, of Ocean Grove, has a habit of talking to strangers and then inviting them to dinner. With no set of guidelines or requirements for why or how he greets the unknown, other than…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Pool

The Screening Room @ Torat El
6:00 pm
King Bibi w/ Short Films

King Bibi

Director: Dan Shadur
Documentary Feature
Political Thriller | Israel | 87 min
English, Hebrew w/ English subtitles
View trailer

The remarkable and controversial story of Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, reflected through four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever. Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Love and Hate and Imposter

8:00 pm
A Mirror For The Sun w/ Short Films

A Mirror for the Sun

Director: Neta Ariel
Documentary Feature
Israel | 60 min
Hebrew w/ English subtitles
View trailer

Tamar Ariel grew up in a religious home in a moshav in southern Israel. Encouraged to go her own way, she spent two years in National Service and then joined the IDF, where she served…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: ROUND TRIP and RAPHAEL and POSSESSED and HOME MADE

The Baronet @ The Asbury
8:00 pm
Shorts Program: Variety Pack

Shorts Program: Variety Pack

95 min

A veritable potpourri of shorts, each better than the last. You never know what you will find here, but you know it will be good!
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

Friday June 28, 2019

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
10:00 am
Filmmakers Panel Discussion w/ Encore Screening of Rockaway (Kingsley Rm #2)

ROCKAWAY

Director: JOHN J. BUDION
Narrative Feature
Drama | USA | 85 min
View trailer

ROCKAWAY is a coming of age drama, following two brothers, John and Anthony in the summer of '94. They have high hopes of a Knick's Championship and a new easier life away from their abusive…
Read more

Screens with Filmmakers Panel Discussion 6/28 Berkeley- Kingsley Rm #2 10AM-1PM

12:00 pm
VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York Skate Odyssey w/ Short Films (Kingsley #1)

VIRGIN BLACKTOP : A New York Skate Odyssey

Director: Charlie Samuels
Documentary Feature
Human interest, Diversity | USA | 83 min
View trailer

“VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey" is an uplifting and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about a super funky crew of suburban New York City kids. When they met in 1977, they had nothing in…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Cone of Shame and Keeper and Bike Song

2:30 pm
Melody Makers w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

Melody Makers

Director: Leslie Ann Coles
Documentary feature
Music | Canada | 95 min
View trailer

Melody Makers' captures the birth of music journalism during the zeitgeist of rock n’ roll through the lens of photographer, Barrie Wentzell, Chief Contributing Photographer, Melody Maker magazine (1965-1975) whose iconic, largely unseen photo archive,…
Read more

Preceded by Short Film/s: Bringing schools to where there are none! and And She Rode Forth...

5:00 pm
Shorts Program: Comedies (Kingsley Rm #1)

Shorts Program: Comedies

87 min

What would tragedy be without comedy? These shorts will have you laughing out loud, but always with a touch of heart thrown in.
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

5:30 pm
Shorts Program: Thrills and Chills (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Thrills and Chills

114 min

There is always something waiting around every corner in these shorts. Each of these films will have you on the edge of your seat with excited trepidation.
Read more

Click here to see all films included in this program

7:30 pm
Love in Kilnerry w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

Love in Kilnerry

Director: Daniel Keith, Snorri Sturluson
Narrative Feature
Comedy | USA | 105 min

The elderly residents of a small remote town panic when the EPA announces mandatory changes to their chemical plant could cause a dramatic increase in their sexual libido. The town sheriff tries to maintain order…
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Preceded by Short Film/s: Gossip Ghouls and Colors of the Spirit

8:00 pm
Shorts Program: Horror and Reality (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Horror and Reality

110 min

Whether it is shattering reality or bleakly adhering to it, each of these shorts shows the potential for horror in seemingly-every day scenarios.  
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Saturday June 29, 2019

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
10:00 am
Filmmakers Networking Gathering (Kingsley Rm #2)
June 29, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
12:00 pm
Shorts Program: Variety Pack (Kingsley Rm#1)

Shorts Program: Variety Pack

95 min

A veritable potpourri of shorts, each better than the last. You never know what you will find here, but you know it will be good!
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12:30 pm
Melody Makers w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #2)

Melody Makers

Director: Leslie Ann Coles
Documentary feature
Music | Canada | 95 min
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Melody Makers' captures the birth of music journalism during the zeitgeist of rock n’ roll through the lens of photographer, Barrie Wentzell, Chief Contributing Photographer, Melody Maker magazine (1965-1975) whose iconic, largely unseen photo archive,…
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Preceded by Short Film/s: The Modelist and Everybody Said

2:30 pm
In Money We Trust? with Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

In Money We Trust?

Director: Paul G. Sanderson III
Documentary Feature
USA | 57 min
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From the beginnings of currency to Bitcoin, In Money We Trust? is an insightful and illuminating answer to the question “What is Money?” Based on the book “Money” by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames, the…
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Preceded by Short Film/s: Northern Star and Justin Geller - Thought It Would Be A Good Story and Still Plays with Trains

3:00 pm
VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey w/Short Film (Kingsley #2)

VIRGIN BLACKTOP : A New York Skate Odyssey

Director: Charlie Samuels
Documentary Feature
Human interest, Diversity | USA | 83 min
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“VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey" is an uplifting and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about a super funky crew of suburban New York City kids. When they met in 1977, they had nothing in…
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Preceded by Short Film/s: AKA

5:00 pm
Shorts Program: Things Are Not as They Seem (Kingsley Rm #1)

Shorts Program: Things Are Not as They Seem

106 min

At its core, cinema is about mystery and surprises. These shorts exemplify the subtle secrets with which film can astound us.
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5:30 pm
Shorts Program: Life’s Ups and Downs (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Life’s Ups and Downs

105 min

No matter what life throws at them, these shorts will not quit. This collection displays characters' determination in the face of hardship.
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7:30 pm
Shorts Program: Hidden Treasures (Kingsley Rm #1)

Shorts Program: Hidden Treasures

104 min

A group of shorts that are united in their understated yet profound approach to storytelling. You won’t want to miss out on these.
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8:00 pm
Shorts Program: Youth in Cinema (Kingsley Rm #2)

Shorts Program: Youth in Cinema

90 min

Children are the future, and as such, they deserve recognition. These shorts highlight both young filmmakers and/or young subjects and their depth and achievements.
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9:45 pm
Paris La Blanche w/ Short Films (Kingsley Rm #1)

Paris la Blanche

Director: Lidia Terki
Narrative feature
Drama | France | 84 min
French w/ english subtitles
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Through its simplicity and heart, Paris la Blanche tackles the issue of immigration through a personal life story. At the age of 70, Rekia decides to leave her village in Algeria to travel to Paris…
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Preceded by Short Film/s: Game Time - 1 minute and Snapshot

The Film Salon @ JCC of Jersey Shore
10:00 pm
A Mirror For The Sun w/ Short Film

A Mirror for the Sun

Director: Neta Ariel
Documentary Feature
Israel | 60 min
Hebrew w/ English subtitles
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Tamar Ariel grew up in a religious home in a moshav in southern Israel. Encouraged to go her own way, she spent two years in National Service and then joined the IDF, where she served…
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Preceded by Short Film/s: THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER

Sunday June 30, 2019

The Asbury
6:30 pm
Closing Night Awards Ceremony Dinner
June 30, 2019 6:30 pm The Asbury

Sunday June 30th 6:30PM
The Asbury in Asbury Park
The Awards Ceremony Dinner will feature film celebs as well as industry movers and shakers. It will also include: Live Entertainment, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Dancing (in the aisles) and Dessert. An evening not to be missed!

NOTE: This event is most sought after and has limited seating available, so purchase your tickets early.

*Advance sale only
**Cash Bar