11th Annual

Jersey Shore Film Festival

August 01, 2018 to August 12, 2018

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633 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park NJ 07712
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Phone: 917-9226101
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature
Feature Films ranging from 46 to 160 minutes.
*All genres accepted.
Short
Short Films ranging from 5 to 45 minutes.
*All genres accepted, including Documentary.
Short Short
For films Runtime: between 1 & 5 minutes.
*All genres accepted, including Documentary
Jersey Feature
Discounted category for feature films 46 to 160 minutes filmed in New Jersey or made by New Jersey Residents.
*All genres accepted, including Documentary.
Jersey Short
Discounted category for films 5 to 45 minutes filmed in New Jersey or made by New Jersey Residents.
*All genres accepted, including Documentary.
Jersey Short Short
Discounted category for films Runtime between 1and up to 4minutes 59 seconds: filmed in New Jersey or made by New Jersey Residents.
*All genres accepted, including Documentary.
International Feature
For films RUNTIME: between 46 minutes up to 160 minutes shot entirely outside the United States.
*All genres accepted, including Documentary.
International Short
For films WITH RUNTIME: between 5 MINUTES UP to 45 minutes shot entirely outside the United States.
*All genres accepted, including Documentary.
International Short Short
For films with Runtime: between 1 minute and under 5 minutes - shot entirely outside the United States.
*All genres accepted, including Documentary.
Quick Qlips
FILM OR VIDEO - RUNTIME: Between 8 seconds and up to one minute in length. The objective is to tell a story, or get a point or idea across within the duration of the piece.
Short 1/2 Hour TV Pilot
Runtime between 22 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes. Suitable as an opening to a series for television. Laugh track or soundtrack is optional.
Feature 1 Hour TV Pilot
Runtime no less than 45 minutes and no longer than 60 minutes. This category focuses on submissions which may suggest a plot continuing as a TV series. Laugh track and Soundtrack is recommended, but not required.
Brief Animation
Horror & Suspense Thriller
Horror & Suspense Thriller all wrapped into one production. Keep us on the edge of our seat, and entertain us at the same time.
Musical Video
Movie Trailer
Movie trailer - the short and sweet of it.
Runtime: 1 minute to 2 minutes.
What else can we say: this is the trailer you worked so hard to perfect, in order to give a real sense of what your larger production is all about.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Jersey Shore Film Festival (JSFF) is a premiere showcase for independent, foreign, and mainstream films. JSFF provides an opportunity for filmmakers to interact with industry leaders and their audience. The festival will create strong public participation, enabling audience members the opportunity to cast their ballot for favorite documentary, independent and feature films.


--Awards & Prizes--

Grand Jury Award for Best Picture

Best Feature

Best Documentary Feature

Best Documentary Short

Best of Jersey

Best International Film

Best Animated Film

Best Short

Best Short Short

Best Music Video

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Audience Award


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Lights, camera, and plenty of action down at the Jersey Shore!

Founded by entrepreneur and filmmaker Stevie Doueck in 2005, the 11th annual: Jersey Shore Film Festival (JSFF) has grown from sheer concept into a truly promising event, and ultimately a lucrative opportunity for interaction by filmmakers and those attached to the film industry. Already, the festival has delivered on its potential ability to attract thousands of audience members within direct reach of Asbury Park, Long Branch, Elberon, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbor, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, and the extended Jersey Shore communities, as well as the Greater Tri-State area. The festival has brought filmmakers, and visiting artists from around the world to introduce films, answer audience questions, and participate in panel discussions.

The Jersey Shore Film Festival Screening Committee will choose a wide-spectrum of films, all intended to accomplish the festival’s mission: to attract and entertain the greatest masses of audiences throughout the Jersey Shore. The JSFF showcases the best contemporary films from around the world. It will encompass quality films from European, Asian, Middle Eastern as well as the America's, and ultimately joining up with local Jersey filmmakers.

The festival has a rigorous, high-caliber judgment criteria, and will reward its showcased films with titles of distinction, all wearing the festival’s own mark of achievement - The Jersey Shore Film Festival Award®. The festival will also elicit strong public participation, enabling audience members the opportunity to cast internet ballots for favorite Documentary, Independent and Feature film. Capitalizing on Asbury Park's community character, the festival will allow for young filmmakers with little or no experience to upload to: JerseyShoreFilmFestival.com or mail in their own short narrative, documentary, animated and experimental works.

Only at the 'Jersey Shore Film Festival' can filmmakers, film devotees and the general public gather to screen high quality films from around the world, as well as network among each other. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to view cutting edge films, to interact, and learn more about the film industry from the filmmakers themselves …
Stevie Doueck: JSFF’s founding director.

Along the Hamlet townships of Asbury Park, Long Branch, Elberon, Deal, Allenhurst, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, and Belmar, and its surroundings, are some of the most successful and fastest growing summer locations in the world, thus positioning the JSFF as a unique and integral step in building and cultivating the theatrical community. The Jersey Shore Film Festival aims to attract local and worldwide press, in addition to sponsors who wish to match and expose their brand to a new trend. This will provide local residents, and visitors with an opportunity to see world-class films, meet progressive talent and build exposure for small businesses and corporate sponsors.

ORGANIZERS

Abe R. Safdieh (Box Office Manager); Debbie Higgins (Artistic Director); Janet Chrem (Director); Janet Chrem (Director); Janet Chrem (Director); Joe Ezon (Hospitality); Steve Doueck (Administrator); Stevie Doueck; Stevie Doueck; Stevie Doueck

GENERAL RULES

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

* Filmmakers submitting films assume all rights in regard to their submission.

* To qualify for student entry fee rates, entrant must include proof of student status at the time of production (copy of student ID)

* All fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

* Entrants must submit an ONLINE digital version of their film for viewing consideration. DVD's, Blu-Rays or Computer Files are not recommended, however; they will be accepted.

* If your entry includes DVDs or CDs, they should be received in our post office box within 7 days of the final deadline.
POSTAL DELIVERY ONLY!

* All entries must be in English or subtitled.

* Films shown theatrically, or broadcasted on television in the Tri-State Area prior to the Festival or are available on DVD or VOD are acceptable.

* The JSFF retains the right to accept or decline any film, for whatever reason, without notice or explanation.

* Once a film has been submitted it cannot be withdrawn.

* Only complete entries (including fee payment and screener) will be considered.

* You may submit multiple entries: however, they must be submitted and paid individualy on their own separate entry forms.

* Films are selected for Jersey Shore Film Festival presentation by the JSFF screening committee. If a film is selected, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.

* All entrants will be notified on or before July 8, 2017 if they are accepted. Those submissions not accepted may be notified at a later date.

* The Jersey Shore Film Festival does not return any submissions in any form whether accepted or declined.

* By submitting, the filmmaker agrees to let the festival use excerpts from their screeners for use in JSFF 2016 trailers, publicity and promotions.

* The Jersey Shore Film Festival is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items, including films in any medium, while en-route or in our possession, on or off of festival grounds.


* The decision of the Organizers, as to the interpretation of these rules, is final.