Staten Island Summer of Shorts Film Festival

The Historic Port Richmond Preservation Association (501c3 non-profit) presents the 1st ever Staten Island Summer of Shorts Film Festival! 10 short films from both New York & around the globe will be showcased on Saturday, August 27th, 2022 at the Reformed Church on Staten Island in the Oscar S. Teale Sunday School Building from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

The event will begin with a Red Carpet arrival of stars at 5:00 pm followed by a VIP reception and a screening of 10 short films. There will be cash prizes for the top 3 films in addition, the audience can vote for the Oscar S. Teale People’s Choice Award that will be awarded at the end of the night. Teale was a New York City architect & magician who designed the Sunday school building that has been standing strong since 1845. Television shows like HBO’s Boardwalk Empire & Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan Saga have been featured as movie locations for these shows inside this building.

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Filmmakers, actors, models, industry professionals, aspiring YouTubers, photographers, student filmmakers, or experienced professionals are encouraged to submit their short film works at statenislandsummerofshorts. The deadline to submit is June 1st. Between June 1st and July 1st, industry professionals will be judging the films to determine which films will be official selections and award nominees.

The venue holds up to 150 attendees and tickets are available online now at statenislandsummerofshorts.

All proceeds from the submissions and festival tickets will go directly to the Historic Port Richmond Preservation Association to help repair the Historic Reformed Church on Staten Island that has been in existence since 1665 and is on the National Landmark registry.

For more information, you can reach out to festival coordinator Vinnie Langdon III at 862.259.2443 or via e-mail at . We’re also on sisummerofshorts.