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It’s Like the Cannes Film Festival: Only Shorter

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2004

It is not everyday that anyone gets to watch more than ten spectacular films in two unbelievably fast hours in one theater-sitting. And this November, Asbury Shorts of New York will make this most incredible and rare film moment a possibility.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Asbury Shorts of New York is a touring exhibition of the worldÂ’s most entertaining, independent short films. The Asbury show covers the crème de la crème of shorts in all categories including animation, comedy, drama, documentary and experimental.

Founded by Doug LeClaire in 1980, what started as a passion to find the most engaging short films, has now flourished into a successful, annual showcase of the world’s best shorts. Doug LeClaire, show director says, “Asbury’s mission is to share the magic of short films with movie enthusiasts who are looking for more than what the Hollywood formula offers. Audiences always re-discover the beauty of ‘less is more’ from our discerning selection of short films and this year, we promise to deliver yet another captivating show!”

This year’s roster includes two past Asbury Shorts selections, ‘Balance’ (1989 Oscar Winner for Best Animated Short Film) and ‘Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase’ (1992 Oscar Winner for Best Animated Short Film), as well as a new selection by award winning TV commercial Director Jason Reitman, ‘Consent’. ‘Consent’ has recently won the Audience Choice Award at The Seattle International Film Festival and a Grand Jury Prize at The Aspen Shorts Film Festival.

These shorts were carefully picked from more than 200 award-winning submissions by the worldÂ’s elite filmmakers that were honored at prominent United States festivals, including The Academy Awards, The Seattle International Film Festival, Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals.

Tom Mooney, president of Headquarters, the leading commercial film company in the United States, will host two hours of this wildly entertaining, dynamic, sexy and thought provoking event. Mooney has been in the commercial business for more than 20 years and was the former chairperson of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers award shoe at the Museum of Modern Art.

The 25th Asbury Short Film Show will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2004, at The New SchoolÂ’s Tishman Auditorium (West 12th St. between 5th & 6th Aves). Asbury will once again combine live music and unannounced surprises with 10-12 of the worldÂ’s most entertaining independent shorts (all under 20 minutes in length). Show starts at 8:00 p.m. and general admission tickets are $ 15 each. Tickets reservations can be made by calling 917-612-2928.

For advertising, sponsorship and film submission information on the Asbury Short Film Show, please visit the official Web site at or contact Doug LeClaire, show director, at 917-612-2928.

About Asbury Shorts of New York-

The Asbury Shorts of New York was founded by Doug LeClaire in 1980, and is currently headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. An Asbury show is a fast paced evening of highly entertaining animation, live action comedy, drama and genre that is utterly indescribable. Selecting shorts produced by the worldÂ’s elite filmmakers that are wildly entertaining, dynamic, sexy and thought provoking, AsburyÂ’s mission is to share these gems with an audience and introduce the magic of short films to those looking beyond the Hollywood formula.

Asbury presents its flagship show each November at The Tishman Theater in Manhattan and tours art house theatres and colleges across the country and Europe. Past celebrity hosts have included actors Edie Falco (The Sopranos), Harvey Keitel, Peter Gallagher, Aidan Quinn, Matthew Modine as well as Directors Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), John Avildsen (Rocky, The Karate Kid) and Bob Giraldi.

EditorÂ’s Note: To obtain more information about the upcoming Asbury Short Film Show, or to speak with Show Director, Doug LeClaire, please call Vivien Teo at 212-353-8977 / 646-621-4978 or email


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