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Film Submissions

Saturday, April 28

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Directed by Frazier Prince

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

11:00AM – 11:35AM

A documentary film mixing Old School Hip Hop and education coming to the Asbury Park School District Literacy Program. This film features Hip Hop Legend Special Ed (Ed Archer) and Kurt Nice (Kurtiss Jackson), who teach the students poetry and break dancing.

Project FX

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

12:00PM – 12:45PM

PROJECT FX is the Count Basie Theatre’s statewide student film festival, presented by Bank Of America and Sony Pictures Classics. The Top 3 High School films are Trick Question, Goldilocks, and Unconditional. The Top 3 College films are Red, Tiny Worlds, and Step One.

A Fantastic Woman

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Door Time: 12:45 PM
Show: 1:00 – 2:45 PM

A transgender singer faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend.

Film One Fest

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

1:00PM – 1:20PM

FilmOneFest – the International One-Minute film festival celebrating super short movie making from around the world. Our film line-up: Unsatisfying (Eloise Priou), Sweet Salute (Sean Lattrell), Reversible (Laura Lazarescu-Thois), 1-0 (Saman Hosseinpuor), Grandpa (Andre Marques), Keep Drawing (Juan Ha), Loop (Aritz Moreno), One Minute (Anton Verstakov), Paper Age (Ken Ottmann), Teeth (Ruairi O’Brien), What’s Virgin Mean (Michael Davies), Colosse – A Wood Tale (Yves Geleyn).

The One Arm Bandit

Directed by Rich Allen

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

1:21PM – 1:33PM

A stick up artist with a broken arm has trouble doing a job.

Mad Lib Pixie Dream Girl

Directed by Kylie Murphy

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

1:34PM – 1:45PM

Two screenwriters create the perfect female character for their protagonist using the greatest secret in modern filmmaking.

Temporary.

Directed by Milena Govich

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

1:45PM – 1:57PM

From first-time director, Milena Govich, TEMPORARY is a short comedic drama about a person’s radical choice at the end of a loved one’s life.

Rich Aveo’s ‘Weightless’

Directed by Amanda Duncan

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

1:57PM – 2:00PM

Rich Aveo’s song, ‘Weightless’ is about letting go of what is holding you down in order to achieve your personal success.

KINDERHOOK Send Your Demo Here

Directed by Christina Kotlar

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

3:00PM – 3:21PM

Riding high in the turbulent 1970s, New Jersey’s homegrown country rock band, Kinderhook hailed as the next great band coming out of New Jersey.

Send It To Me

Directed by George McMorrow

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:00PM – 3:04PM

Straight from Asbury Park, Williams Honor is the Jersey Shore’s first ever country duo featuring Reagan Richards and Gordon Brown. Send It To Me was shot on location at famous venues in Asbury Park and Nashville.

Overdone

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:04PM – 3:09PM

Music video for ‘Overdone’ by Out Like Lambs, Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Ayla Nereo – Tightrope Walker

Directed by Adam Worth

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:09PM – 3:14PM

Two archetypes at odds with each other in this music video for Ayla Nereo’s ‘Tightrope Walker.’

You Are an Ocean

Directed by Christopher Mills

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:14PM – 3:17PM

You Are an Ocean is the second music video collaboration in a planned trilogy between Toronto psych-folk band Beams and director Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol, Leonard Cohen).

Eclipse

Directed by John Decker

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:17PM – 3:24PM

If you could erase the past? How far would you go?

Brick + Mortar – One Little Pill

Directed by Corey Asraf

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:24PM – 3:27PM

‘We wanted to make a video that mirrored the sensation of being overwhelmed in the information age. We don’t know how access to this much information is going to affect the psychology of our generation and the generations that come after us, but we’re assuming anxiety will be involved.’

Mission to Mars

Directed by George Pasles

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:27PM – 3:31PM

A solitary traveler pursues a lifelong ambition.

The Potential of Noise – Conny Plank

Directed by Reto Caduff & Stephan Plank

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

3:30PM – 5:02PM

The documentary is the search for the person and producer Conny Plank, a journey through music history, a son getting to know his father, and a soundtrack that has influenced millions of music fans over three decades.

Bike Riddim

Directed by Sarah Galloway

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:31PM – 3:56PM

Biking finds its groove in Asbury Park, New Jersey! Stringbean and his bandmates “self-propel” to their boardwalk gigs all summer long. Shot entirely with a GoPro action camera, “Bike Riddim” lets you join the ride.

The Oyster Farmers

Directed by Corinne Gray Ruff

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

5:00PM – 6:09PM

The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary, centers on coastal life in New Jersey. The plight of the oyster offers a keyhole view of human impact on the environment.

Write When You Get Work

Directed by Stacy Cochran

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Film: 5:15PM – 6:55PM / Q&A: 6:56PM-7:13PM

Write When You Get Work is a comedy of money and access, a love story set in the Bronx and at a pricey school for girls on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Years after they parted ways, Jonny Collins pursues Ruth Duffy for profit, and love.

Livingston Taylor – Life Is Good

Directed by Tracey Anarella

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

7:15PM – 8:39PM

A documentary which portrays this singer/songwriter as the unique one-off that he is.

Film Submissions

Sunday, April 29

My Blue Heaven

Directed by Miroslava Nacinova

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

12:00PM – 1:17PM

When music is oxygen, life depicts the soundtrack.

Brothers Hypnotic

Directed by Reuben Atlas

Asbury Hotel

Door Time: 12:30 PM
Show: 12:45 – 2:30 PM

For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, ‘brotherhood’ is literal: they’re all sons of anti-establishment Chicago jazz musician, Phil Cohran. They grew up in the same house, in a family of 24 siblings, on a strict diet of jazz, funk, and Black Consciousness.

A Tuba To Cuba

+ Panel featuring Adam Block and Danny Clinch

Asbury Hotel

Door Time: 2:30 PM
Show: 2:45 – 4:45 PM

The leader of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba. Join the band as they traverse post embargo Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. Encounters with some of Cuba’s most iconic musicians leads to spontaneous and soulful collaborations.

Hold Fast Records

Directed by Adam Worth

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:00PM – 3:08PM

The soul of a city can be found in its record stores.

The Squeeze Box Rocks

Directed by Gina Marcello

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:10PM – 3:18PM

The Squeeze Box Rocks is a short documentary style film about the history of the accordion in American popular culture.

I Want You to Hear Me: The Kelly Nicole Story

Directed by Theresa Holl

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:20PM – 3:44PM

The true story of a tragic rock phenom and the philanthropic legacy built from compassion and artistic excellence that lives on in her name.

Sound is Half the Picture

Directed by Dede Maitre

Festival Village – Bradley Park
101-199 5th Avenue

3:45PM – 3:58PM

Sound is Half the Picture connects a human face to the hidden art of sound design and music for film. Through a humorous character study of Philadelphia-based composer John Avarese, this doc short visualizes the invisible techniques and central value of film sound– preserving its distinct residence within the filmmaking process.

If I Leave Here Tomorrow

A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd + Panel
Directed by Stephen Kijak

Asbury Hotel

Door Time: 4:45 PM

Show: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

The story of Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Greatest American Rock Band Ever. We fly beyond Free Bird to celebrate the life and times of leader Ronnie Van Zant, from boogie-woogie beginnings in Jacksonville’s Shantytown to a tragic end in a Mississippi swamp.