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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Mission of the Downbeach Film Festival is to present a cultural event for residents of and visitors to the communities of Margate, Ventnor and Longport, Atlantic City, Ocean City and beyond.
The festival will promote new films, both of a general theme and a specific theme chosen each year. The event will also create a forum to exhibit such new films, and honor the art form of moviemaking in panel discussions, honoring filmmakers, screenwriters and actors.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The festival seeks a mix of features, shorts and documentaries. The festival also includes a screenplay component also with features and shorts.
In our first year, we honored Kevin Smith with our Lifesaver Award for lifetime achievement and William Forsythe with the Chameleon Award for character acting. In 2009, we gave the awards to Martin Kove and Louis Mandylor, respectively. In 2010, we honored Chris Mulkey, who has a recurring role in Boardwalk Empire.
in 2011, we honored Scott Rosenfelt, producer of "Home Alone," "Mystic Pizza," "Teen Wolf" and "Smoke Signals," and directed "Standing Silent," a powerful documentary we screened.
Last year, we used multiple venues for the first time, screening films at Dante Hall, Carnegie Center, Showboat and the Golden Nugget. We honored Terence Winter, creator and head writer for "Boardwalk Empire" and New Jersey native, character actor, Peter Dobson. We also featured Robert Downey Sr., who attracted a sellout crowd for his satire, "Putney Swope." Winter screened a future episode of "Boardwalk Empire."
In our first five years, we screened some terrific films, including "iMurder," "Ice Grill USA," shot in Atlantic City by area natives, "Green," a film made by friends from Cherry Hill, and an eclectic mix of shorts, docs and features, such as "Rainbow Rabbit Reliant," "Stained," "Gerrymandering," "No Footing," "A Fight for Survival," "Murphy Goes... Babysitting," "The Desperate," "Taking a Shot at Love," "Deconstructing Dad," "Moment of Truth," :Fallen Heroes," "The Fifth Door," "Johnny's Gone," "Bidentity Crisis," :White Mule," "Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens," "Kvetch," "Death Taxes and Apple Juice," "Pandora's Box" and "The Meat Puppet," among others.
We expect to make 2013 even better. Submit now. Submit often.
william sokolic (President)
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Submission fees are not refundable
Paper scripts must be bound with brads and registered with the WGA
Scripts will not be returned without a self-addressed envelope
Film submissions must include two DVDs.
If selected, filmmakers must provide a logline and brief synopsis