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The 5th Annual Punta Gorda Short Film Festival

Date: Mar 06, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Charlotte Harbor Office of Film & Digital Media

and Asbury Shorts USA


The 5th Annual Punta Gorda Short Film Festival

{An Evening of the World's Best Short Films}

Hosted by:

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

The Charlotte Harbor Office of Film & Digital Media and Asbury Shorts/USA present the 5 th Annual Punta Gorda Short Film Festival (PGSFF).This special event hosted by The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce (PGCC) returns on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 (7pm).

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE ON DECEMBER 31, 2018. Tickets are $20 per person and $25 at the door (general admission).

Four years ago the Punta Gorda Short Film Festival was born and has continually SOLD OUT every year! Last year we had a record breaking crowd…almost 900 guests! The day after the show, a woman called asking if we had the date set for our 2019 show because her friend wanted to plan her vacation around our event!

“We are humbled and so thrilled Charlotte County has embraced this event. If the laughter and non-stop applause are any indication, these shows are a SMASH HIT and Florida Weekly agrees as it voted the PGSFF “Best Night at the Movies in 2017.” stated, Nanette Leonard Executive Producer.

We are thrilled John Wright, President of the PGCC will once again serve as MC for the evening. Director Doug LeClaire, created Asbury Shorts USA in 1981 to celebrate Independent short films. Nanette Leonard, a Punta Gorda resident with over 45 years of experience in the entertainment industry, serves as Executive Producer.

Our show combines award-winning films from past years with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class shorts on a real cinema screen rather than You Tube, computers or smart phones. 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 showcase features the best in short film comedy, drama and outstanding animation .

Highlights from the 5th Annual Punta Gorda Short Film Festival

"Alternative Math " Comedy>USA Director: David Maddox Dallas, Texas

From Dallas based director David Maddox, winner of three “Best of Show” domestic film festival awards. A dedicated public grammar school teacher has a tough time with new attitudes in education and her stubbornness to defend her subjects leads to a riot and a national debate.

"Pickle" Documentary > USA

Director: Amy Nicholson New York, NY

Director Amy Nicholson’s documentary “Pickle” examines the complicated relationships humans have with their pets in a film of unexpected warmth and mirth.

The Punta Gorda Short Film Festival is recommended for ages 16 and “way way above” (Some of the films are subtitled.)

About Asbury Shorts USA:

Founded in 1981, Asbury Shorts was first presented on Long Island, NY to expose local area college films to the general public. In 1987, Asbury moved to Haft Auditorium on the campus of The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan for a nine year run. The format and entertainment focus changed drastically and the staff began to pursue major international award winning independent films. The Asbury Short Film Concert has since been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Algonquin Arts Theatre in New Jersey, The Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, Summer Stage in Central Park, Osprey Arts in Nova Scotia, Canada, The Director’s Guild Theatre in Manhattan, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, Royal Festival Hall in England and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany, to name a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed these amazing films.


FOR TICKET INFORMATION: 908-618-1776 or 941-639-3720

To purchase Tickets: https://pgsfftix.bpt.me.

Tickets can also be purchased at the

Punta Gorda Chamber

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