Category Archives: 2018

2018 Winners, Photos!

Category : 2018 , Updates

We are thrilled to post our 2018 winners. Click here to view them all!

Enjoy these photos from this year’s Atlantic City Cinefest. Thanks to all who participated in any capacity!



Bonnie Bedelia, Chris Mann Join AC Cinefest

Category : 2018 , Updates

We are happy to announce that we have added actor Christopher Mann, a Chester, Pa. native, to its honoree list, joining Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Bonnie Bedelia as Lifesaver Award winners. The actors will be honored on Sunday night at Dante Hall Theater at the conclusion of the 11th annual film festival Oct. 12th through the 14th.
Mann, best known for his role as Councilman Tony Gray on the HBO series, “The Wire,” made his television debut on NBC’s “Homicide Life On The Streets.” He has appeared on television shows such as “Law & Order” – both SVU and Criminal Intent – “Heroes,” “Kidnapped,” “Blue Bloods,” “House of Cards”, “Mindhunters” and more.
He also acted in films including “Loving”, “Michael Clayton”, “Duplicity” and “The Bourne Legacy”. In addition to “What Death Leaves Behind”, set to play at the festival, Mann will be featured in “Luce” starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Octavia Spencer; “The Nomads” with Tika Sumpter and Tate Donovan; and the newest installment in the Rocky franchise, “Creed II” starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson.
“Attracting an actor of Chris’ caliber is a big one for the Atlantic City Cinefest, especially with his starring role in one of our selected films,” says festival president, Joelle Sokolic.
Bedelia will also host a screening of “Die Hard” to mark the 30th anniversary of the film, where she played Holly Gennero McClane, Bruce Willis’ wife. She also appeared in “Die Hard 2.” The screening occurs Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Dante Hall. In addition, Bedelia will be a panelist on the filmmaking panel at Dante Hall on Saturday Oct. 13 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Bedelia received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress for her role as drag racer Shirley Muldowney in “Heart Like a Wheel” and Emmy nominations for her performance in the children’s special “Locked in Silence” and as Guest Actress in the series’ “Fallen Angels” episode, “The Quiet Room,” directed by Steven Soderbergh. The native New Yorker co-starred as Camille Braverman, the matriarch of the family in the television version of “Parenthood,” which ran for six years.

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