Author Archives: William Sokolic

2018 Film Submissions Now Open

2018 Submissions Now Open

AC Cinefest is happy to announce that submissions for our 11th annual festival are now open. Submit by May 1st for Earlybird pricing.

Categories include:

One-minute film
Short film (under 60 minutes)
Feature Film/Documentary
Student film


Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards

Jersey People’s Choice Award

Category : 2018 , Updates

Atlantic City Cinefest needs your vote. Please cast your ballot for the best film festival in the state in the People’s Choice Award sponsored by

We are not on the ballot so please type us in and get your friends to do the same. Voting closes February 20th.

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Help Bring LINCOLN To AC Cinefest 2018

Help Bring LINCOLN To AC Cinefest 2018

Category : 2018

Want to be a part of AC Cinefest 2018? Now you can! Bill Sokolic, the founder of AC Cinefest is not only the man behind the scenes of NJ’s favorite film festival, but also an avid screenwriter.  Bill has helped given back to so many in the film community, but now its time to give back to Bill by helping him achieve his dream of having one of his scripts made into a film. We’re asking you to please donate what you can so we can shoot his film Lincoln – an entertaining mob comedy. With your help we can bring Bill’s vision to life!

This is your chance to be in on the ground floor of one of the films playing at October 2018’s AC Cinefest. There’s plenty of great perks available, from signed posters, t-shirts, VIP seating to Executive Producer credits and even a role in the film itself!  Any donation gets mentioned in the credits!

The Lincoln Indiegogo Page

2017 Awards

2017 Award Winners

Our 10th Anniversary of AC Cinefest is in the books. Thanks to everyone for an amazing weekend.  Here are our winners from this year’s festival.

Click To Download PDF Of Award Winners


Ursula Ryan & Bill Sokolic

2016 Award Winners

Thanks to everyone for an amazing weekend. Our complete list of winners can be found HERE

Ursula Ryan & Bill Sokolic

Ursula Ryan receives the Volunteer Award from AC Cinefest founder Bill Sokolic