Friday, April 14, 2023
8:00pm (doors 7pm)
$20 General Admission
$15 Students & Seniors
$18 Members

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``The World's Best Short Films``

Asbury Shorts USA, New York City’s longest-running short film exhibition and travel show will partner with The Garden State Film Festival to present the nationally recognized: “Evening of the World’s Best Short Films”. This special screening of world-renowned short films from the past and present is strongly recommended for ages 16 and way above.

Festival award winning actor/director Renee Wood will serve as Guest Host. Ms. Wood, a Staten Island native, was the recipient of the ‘Best Actress in an Indie Film” honor at The 2022 Los Angeles Film Awards for her work in the film: ‘Just Be Yourself’ and was part of the winning ‘Best Ensemble Cast’ for ‘St. Joseph’ at The Red Corner Film Festival in Italy. “The Romano’s” an award winning short produced by and starring Ms. Wood will be featured in the screening on April 14th. This film was directed by and co-stars Joseph D’Onofrio.

Asbury Shorts USA, now in its 40th anniversary year, is a national touring showcase of the world’s most renowned short films, specially selected for audiences who do not regularly attend film festivals. This eclectic showcase combines award-winning films from the past with new global festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to view world-class films on a real cinema screen rather than YouTube, smartphones, or computers. Academy Award–nominated director Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up in the Air,”Thank You for Smoking,””Ghostbusters Afterlife”) calls this event: “the best short-film show I’ve ever seen.”

The April 14th presentation will feature the best in short film comedy, drama, and animation in a fast-paced two-hour program.  “An Evening of the World’s Best Short Films” series  has been presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Old Vic Theater in Chicago; Summer Stage in Central Park & the DGA Theater (Directors Guild of America) in Manhattan; the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA; Alamo Draft House in Dallas, Texas; Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K.; the Osprey Arts Center in Nova Scotia, Canada; The Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida; the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany and other prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed these amazing films.

About Asbury Shorts USA: Founded on  Long Island, the show relocated to Manhattan in 1988 and from then on has annually screened globally honored short films in cinemas, performing arts centers, museums & outdoor venues  from Berlin to Los Angeles, with many other tour stops in between.

About the Garden State Film Festival: A 501-c-3 non-profit organization, created to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels. This globally recognized festival also provides creative arts education programs and creates a forum where local and international independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. Their outreach programs also support the U.S. Military, seniors, children, and the underserved.  Since 2003, thousands of films have made their public premieres, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have attended; and the total infusion of cash to local businesses since inception exceeds $9 million. It is held in Asbury Park and surrounding area as well as Cranford, NJ.

This program would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors: