Booking, Sponsorship & Advertising
The Asbury Shorts Film Concert is presented at various theaters, museums and performing arts centers in cities across the USA. Our flagship show is held annually at The Auditorium on Broadway in Manhattan in the Fall. Asbury Shorts is New York City's longest running short film exhibition and travel show.
What we are not is a film festival. The Asbury Shorts Concert provides communities with the rare opportunity to see award-winning shorts from past years mixed with a few current festival honorees in a 90-minute to 2 hour -non-competitive - showcase featuring a fast-paced and mostly hilarious line-up of comedy, drama and animation...all under 20 mins in length and much shorter. Traditionally, a local area media celebrity will serve as the show's Guest Host and often we begin the proceedings with a brief jazz or blues performance.
Presented in two acts with an intermission featuring an eclectic combination of Oscar nominees, Sundance winners, Aspen Shorts winners, US film festival "Best of Show" winners/runner ups and international honorees all in one sitting! Our mission is to keep great short films in public venues....on a real cinema screen....as opposed to You Tube or Vimeo, etc.
We are a theatrical experience sometimes called an Off-Off Broadway version of a film festival or the "classic rock" station of film festivals. We promote Asbury Shorts as a touring entertainment event much like a music performance, ballet company, stand-up comics, dance troupes, etc etc. We would rather have malaria than do a Q & A. The idea for 34 years has been that most citizens of the world do not attend film festivals regularly and we are there to provide an outlet to see the amazing award-winning festival shorts they are missing out on.
Our short film concerts have taken place in not only traditional art house cinemas and movie theaters, but also performing art centers that include film screenings in their programs, art museums, outdoor public venues, etc. Some of these include The AERO Cinema in Los Angeles, The Director's Guild Theater in New York City, The Osprey Art Center in Nova Scotia, Canada; Summer Stage in Central Park, Manhattan; Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, Long Island, The Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, Royal Festival Hall in London, UK and The Leminske Theatre in Berlin, Germany to name just a few.
How much does it cost to book?
Cinemas either a 50/50 split of Box Office or Flat Fee. Universities and Colleges, if the event is free for students we charge a flat rate.
Why choose Asbury Shorts?
Asbury Shorts has been successfully running since 1980. We work relentlessly with sponsors, partners and other professionals in the industry to get the attention everyone deserves.
What are the Benefits of Sponsorship?
Custom designed to maximize your investment across multiple platforms. Category exclusivity and multiple branding/naming opportunities are among the added-value benefits we're pleased to make available. Our minimum sponsorship investment is $500.
Brand Integration, Tangible and Added-Value Benefits for All Sponsors:
On-Screen messaging during theatre seating
Website sponsor listing and link
Sponsor signage at venue
Program Ad Space
Sponsor Listing in Program
Social Media Promotion
Distribution of Sponsor Collateral
Sponsor Screening Passes
Additional offers for UPPER LEVEL SPONSORS:
Logo in select print advertising
Logo inclusion in pre-screening trailer
Logo on Poster
Inclusion in Press Releases
Installation/Pop-Up at Venue
30 second on screen pre-film promo
Additional Benefits Available including Naming Rights, Cocktail Party Host and more.
Who Attends Asbury Shorts?
College Grads with Advanced degrees. Nearly 49% earn six figure incomes, over 65% are professionals or business owners, more than 50% are between 45-64 years of age. More than 80% of all attendees had a satisfying or very satisfying experience with the quality of the shorts screened. More than 75% of attendees said they went to Asbury Shorts to see films that may not have wide distribution.
Past Guests and Hosts include:
Edie Falco, Adrian Grenier, Richard Belzer, Matthew Modine, Olympia Dukakis, Bob Giraldi, Dylan McDermott, Melvyn Van Peebles, Peter Riegert and many local area radio DJ's, cable news anchors on our road shows.
Advertising opportunities include: Cinema Posters, Program Ads, Flyers, 30 second On-Screen Ad between Films, On-Site signage, samplings and product displays.