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.
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.
As many as three hundred films/videos are submitted to the NY Short Film Concert for consideration each year. Approximately two dozen will ultimately be selected for the tour. New entries must be under 20 minutes in length to be eligible.
The “Concert” is a fast-paced entertainment event mixing the absolute best in comedy, drama and outstanding animation. Story content is most important to the selection team for Asbury Shorts NY. A typical Asbury Shorts presentation will feature award winning shorts from the past combined with new international. festival honorees.
Audience size has increased every year of the show’s existence. Now over 5,000 people attend Asbury Shorts shows across the country each year. This includes the general public, professional filmmakers, industry celebs, TV commercial directors & producers, advertising agency executives, theatergoers, film distributors and folks looking to experience a unique, fast-paced evening out without awards, long speeches and the dreaded “Q & A” !
Click the link above to see a list of venues.