Asbury Short Film Fest returns to Shelburne

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Many interesting short films from around the world will be presented at the Shelburne event.

Back by popular demand from New York City, it’s the 33rd Asbury Short Film Concert featuring some of the world’s best short films and music by Peter Healy on Sept. 6 starting 8 p.m.

The Saturday night Asbury fest is an evening of Oscar winners, US festival “Best of Show” honourees and international festival favourites.

In addition to the great line up of short films, organizers will reveal the first winner of the ‘Shelbie’ award presented to the best of the ‘Get your Shorts on’ Competition, an offshoot of the festival. The entries in the competition will be screening the previous evening – Friday, Sept. 5 – at Shelburne High starting 7:30.

Local popular songwriter and performer Peter Healy will warm up the crowd with some of his best songs, which often invoke such visual imagery as to create short films in the listeners’ imagination.

Some of the highlights of this years’ collection include the 2014 Oscar Nomination for Best Live Action Short “Do I have to Take Care of Everything.” In this one, a typical modern family sleeps peacefully on a weekend morning until they suddenly realize they are incredibly late for a family wedding!  Chaos ensues.

Actors Steve Schirripa from “The Sopranos” and Boris McGiver from “House of Cards” and “The Wire” star in “A Poet Long Ago” by acclaimed director Bob Giraldi and novelist Pete Hamill. The story follows two former grammar school classmates who reminisce about those younger days back in Brooklyn, which opens up some old wounds.  

“A Poet Long Ago” received Best Narrative Short Film honours at The 12th Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City. Many, many more films accompany these.

Admission for this event is $12 for adults and $7 for students. Those who bring Friday’s ticket with them will get in for $8 adult and $5 student.

Tickets are available on the Osprey’s website, at the Osprey during box office hours posted on the website, from TLC Pharmacy in Shelburne, from Ticketpro via phone or website and at the door. See why this event was so popular last year when the Osprey again presents the Asbury Short Film Concert on Saturday Sept. 6, 8 p.m.

Geographic location: Shelburne, New York City, US Brooklyn Atlantic City

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