Welcome to the First Annual Boardwalk Film Festival. Premiering in September of 2016 at the beautiful New Jersey Shore, the BFF promises to be one of the key events on the film festival circuit. Be there this year to be in on the ground floor as we kick off a long weekend of films and events that is sure to become a must-attend festival for filmmakers and film lovers far and wide.

The festival organizers are film people - all working in the production world professionally in the New York/New Jersey scene.

Why Asbury Park? Well, this 1.6 square-mile city by the ocean has a long history of being arts-friendly. The Matador Network recently named it one of the 20 coolest towns in the US. The town is home to a multitude of art galleries and one-of-a-kind shops. There are almost no chain businesses - this is a homegrown sort of town. It's a place where indie filmmakers and film lovers can feel at home and have lots of fun. LOTS.

Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best LGBT Film, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Student Screenplay.

Any film can be entered only once - in only one category. ANY FILM ENTERED IN MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM ALL CATEGORIES.

Feature films must be have a total running time over 60 minutes. Shorts and Future Features must be 30 minutes or less. All submissions must be in English or have English subtitles. Films about music or musicians are not accepted - please submit such films to our sister festival, the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival. The Boardwalk Film Festival excludes all films that are deemed overly violent. Films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2014.

If selected for screening, all commercial/private property including trademark and/or copyrighted materials, images, and music shown and recorded in the project must come with authorized permission for screening. The filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur as a result of screening the film.