Special Events

Gala Opening Night

Sunday June 23rd 6:30PM (Doors open 6:00PM)
Axelrod Performing Arts Center
Join us for Cocktail Hour, Hors d’oeuvres & Red Carpet
Trailers of our festival’s films will be screened + the Prime Time Pilot: SWAP


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

Wednesday June 26th Doors open 7:30PM
The Baronet @ The Asbury Rooftop
Meet and Greet with the filmmakers and pay tribute with us to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Trailers of films from our festival plus the feature film Taking Woodstock will be screened. Entry fee to this event will be $1.00… the average price of a movie ticket in 1969! Come enjoy the night with us at the Baronet Rooftop Theater in Asbury Park.

Closing Night Awards Ceremony

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

Filmmakers Network Gathering 6/26 America’s Cup 10AM-12PM

Filmmakers Network Gathering 6/27 America’s Cup 10AM-12PM

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

Join us for a filmmakers’ panel discussion which will include filmmaker John J. Budion on the panel. John’s film “Rockaway” won Best Feature and Best Actor at the 2018 Jersey Shore Film Festival. There will be an encore screening of his film after the panel discussion.

*This event is a free event and welcome to all!

Filmmakers Networking Gathering 6/29 Berkeley- Kingsley Rm#2 10AM-12PM