Monday, March 15, 2010

8th Annual Garden State Film Festival

In just 11 days, the floodlights light up the sky, the red carpet rolls out and Asbury Park comes alive

for the 8th annual Garden State Film Festival. Get your Tickets Now, GSFF only happens once a year!!!

Check for film schedules and synopsis’, info and specials for hotels ( they are filling up fast so don’t put it off), restaurants, panel discussions, and sponsors ,party locations and profiles on this year’s celebrity honorees, Talia Shire, Vincent Pastore and Philip Bosco.

We begin Thursday March 25th with a pre-opening charity benefit screening of "Under Our Skin”, a moving documentary about the devastating effects of Lyme Disease, benefiting the Lyme Disease Association.

Friday is the Gala cocktail party and our opening night film, a mobster thriller, “Chicago Overcoat”, starring Frank Vincent which is followed by our After Party. This always sells out so make your plans now!

The festival kicks into high gear, Saturday and Sunday with over 137 amazing films being shown in 7 different locations, plus live entertainment, contests and giveaways, casting calls, networking and lots more. After Party Saturday night too!

Bring your camera, wear comfortable shoes and spend the weekend with us!

Tickets are $10 for a screening block or seminar, $25 (only $20 if you pay in advance on our website) for the Friday Night Gala party and movie or $45 for an all access weekend pass, which includes the Friday night Gala (the best buy). Black Tie Awards dinner tickets are $120 and must be purchased in advance.

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? We also need volunteers! Please contact Volunteer committee Chairman AJ Siegel at or call him at 732-500-1483 today.

And last but not least as you all know funding for the arts has been cut to

the bone. Please consider supporting us this year by frequenting our

sponsors businesses, purchasing our great merchandise (our totes, tees and

hoodies make fantastic gifts) or sending us a tax deductable donation.

See you at the movies!

***Due to circumstances beyond our control all films scheduled to be screened

at Chico's House of Jazz have now been moved to The Asbury Park City Council

Chambers at 1 Municipal Plaza- entrance on Bangs Avenue. We want to thank

The Mayor and Council as well as our dear friend Tom Gilmour for making this

possible. We love Asbury Park!***8

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