The Downbeach Film Festival is returning to Resorts Atlantic City on October 15 – 17, 2010 for its third year, bringing together filmmakers to celebrate the art of independent film. The festival will be held in Resorts’ famed Screening Room, where notable filmmakers such as Kevin Smith have been honored.
The Downbeach Film Festival/Atlantic City Cinefest is a cultural event for both residents and visitors to Atlantic City, Margate, Ventnor, Longport and beyond. It is meant to promote new films, as well as filmmakers and actors, and to celebrate the art form of moviemaking.
The opening night feature is “Green,” a comedy about the medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, with a cast and crew heavy with Cherry Hill, New Jersey natives.
The third annual festival will screen a stellar selection of some 40 features, shorts and documentaries, as well as honor cinematic success stories, such as Chris Mulkey. Chris plays Boss Frank Hague in “Boardwalk Empire,” and has also appeared in “Bare Knuckles,” from last year’s festival; “North Country”; “Radio”; “Behind Enemy Lines”; “Broken Arrow”; “First Blood”; and numerous television series.
The festival also provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in a career in the film business the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals. Admission is $5 and up. Hours will be Friday from 7:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday from 12 noon – 10:00pm and Sunday from 12 noon – 9:00pm.