“The festival is giving film makers a chance to have their projects viewed by both industry experts and local audiences prior to distribution,” said Stanulis, who organized and co-produced the two-day event with James.
As the festival’s name denotes, all of the one-dozen or so films to be shown during the event are “shorts.” Categories will include: Drama, horror, comedy, thriller, documentary and animation.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at a reduced cost of $20 for a one-day admission, or $30 for a two-day package. If seats remain available, tickets will be available at the door for $25.
The panel of judges will include well-established film-industry experts, including seasoned directors, producers, casting directors and actors.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Atlantic City to some of today’s most talented independent film makers,” Stanulis said.