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2018 Winners, Photos!

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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!



Die Hard – Change In Screening

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20th Century Fox has embargoed the screening of Die Hard so that it won’t interfere with the 30th anniversary release of the film in New York in mid-November. As a result, we will screen Die Hard 2 instead. Bonnie Bedelia will still be in the house!

Admission to the screening will be free and previously purchased tickets will be refunded.

Schedule Posted!

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The 2018 Schedule has been posted! You can visit the entire lineup here.

Bonnie Bedelia, Chris Mann Join AC Cinefest

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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

Delay In Notifications

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**There will be a delay in notifications and will be available no later than September 13, 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience.**

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

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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.

Vote Here –

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