Asbury Shorts USA, New York City’s longest running, non competitive short film exhibition and travel show, has officially opened a new “Call For Entries!” They are seeking new short films for its 36th year. Here’s how it works:
- They accept independently produced short films with a total running time no longer than 20 minutes.
Asbury Shorts does not screen You Tube or Vimeo comedy series productions. The films must be stand
alone independent short films.
- Unlike other film festivals in the world they do not charge an entry fee but if a film is selected for any of the show dates Asbury Shorts asks for $15 handling fee for DVD shipping and digital link transfers.
- All genres are accepted, but its important to know that Asbury Shorts is an entertainment event and not a traditional film festival. Long documentary and heavy duty depressing dramatic shorts are generally not chosen.
- They are specifically seeking local area produced short films for their August outdoor presentation at the Piazza Ernesto Strada in Westbury where Asbury Shorts was founded in 1981– produced in a partnership with Westbury Arts! For this show the selections are generally PG / PG 13 not R rated as its a free to the public presentation. However, they are seeking new entries for all of their tour stops in 2017.