Movies at the Mansion
It has been a long time since we last celebrated with you. TOO long!
If you’ve been missing us, we have got some great news for you! We have partnered with Asbury Shorts USA to bring you a one night only event at The James Ward Mansion on May 7, 2022!
Reminiscent of our Westfield Film Fest gala affairs, the presentation will include a cocktail hour with small plates and an open wine bar before presenting a line up of award winning short films.
Asbury Shorts USA, the nationally recognized touring exhibition of award winning short films, will be joining us at the ever stunning James Ward Mansion in Westfield, New Jersey on Saturday night, May 7, 2022 to present their special "40th Anniversary Asbury Short Film Concert." Combining classic short films with current global festival winners, Asbury Shorts provides a rare opportunity for attendees to view international honorees on a real cinema screen as opposed to YouTube, computers, or smartphones.
Oscar 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.”
WIFF contributions to the program include local films by New Jersey’s own Steven Hayet, “Keep the Music Going” and New York City’s, Jessica Michael Davis, “Escaping Ohio”.
Doors open to cocktail hour at 7pm and the films hit the screen at 8pm.
Come and join us in celebrating our return to the mansion! Grab some dinner around town first if you’re looking for something hearty and then join us for some light treats and an open wine bar, all included in the price of your ticket.
Tickets will go on sale in early April. For now, save the date - MAY 7, 2022.
We’ll see you on the red carpet soon!