Local filmmaker and writer Holly Hudson is producing the local screening of the NYC-based traveling short film show – the 34th Asbury Short Film Concert at the Little Art Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 15th. The Speaking Suns will play an acoustic opening set before the screenings begin. Asbury is a non-competitive traveling film show featuring award winning shorts from the past few years with the mission to keep short films alive in the theaters. This screening will also feature shorts by Columbus based, award winning short filmmaker, Mitchell Rose.
Founded in 1980, The Asbury Film Festival originally took place annually in a church basement, near Asbury Avenue in Westbury. Guest hosts included local radio personalities and programs combined metro area college films with a few indie shorts coming in from out of town festivals.
In 1987 The Asbury “Festival” changed the format and entertainment focus changed drastically. The show is now like a trip to the best film festivals in the world where you sample the elite of the short film genre but without competition and added live entertainment!
Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking, Young Adult) calls Asbury Shorts: “The best short film show I’ve ever seen.” The fast-paced highly entertaining screening features the best in live action comedy, drama and outstanding animation.
Asbury is celebrating thirty-one years of screening the world’s most popular short films at tour stops across the US and Europe! Some of the film you’ll see include:
The Tailor, Dir. Gordon Grinberg
Death Taxes and Apple Juice
The Quality of Mercy, Dir. Stephen Marro
Globe Trot, Dir. Mitchell Rose
Tickets cost $8 and can be purchased online and at the box office the night of the event if not previously sold out online. The Little Art is located at 247 Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs, Ohio. For any further information please call: 937-767-7671.