Cape May NJ State Film Festival
November 14-16th 2003

The Third Annual Cape May NJ State Film Festival will be featuring a wide range of highly publicized new independent films, several shown for the first time in this area. The screenings begin Friday night, November 14th and go through Sunday, November 16th. Tickets range from $10 for a single Saturday show to $75 for a weekend pass to $150 for a VIP pass.

For tickets call the film festival at (609) 884-6700.

Friday, November 14th
Location: Congress Hall

  • 7PM Opening Gala Reception
  • 8PM Governors’ award ceremony: William Baldwin and the “Hollywood Comes East to New Jersey” initiative will receive awards for their contribution to keeping filmmaking alive and well in NJ—the state where the first films were made and the first film studio was built
  • 8:30PM Intro/ screening of opening night feature:
    Little Kings (2003)
    NJ Premiere of film described as an urban Italian-American "Hannah and her Sisters."
  • 11PM Celebration

Saturday, November 15: Daytime (10AM to 5PM)
Location: Cape May Beach 4 Theater

  • Theater 1– Memorable Jersey Films
  • Theater 2– Jersey’s Independent Films: Day long screening of independent shorts

  • Sidebar: Chicks with Flicks –
    Award winning films by minority women filmmakers Sidebar: Black Maria Films – best films from the oldest film festival in New Jersey

Saturday Special Presentations

  • 10AM-11AM Film Festivals 101
    Location: Congress Hall
    A short introduction to how you can get the most out of this, and other, film festivals.

  • 1:30 – 4:30 Winged Migration (2003)

    Location: Cape May Convention Hall.
    Hundreds of photographers and technicians follow migrating birds through 40 countries around the world. Followed by panel discussion: What makes Cape May the “migration capital of North America?”

  • 1:30 – 4:30 Jim in Bold (2003) NJ Premiere
    Location: Congress Hall
    Film about gay teens followed by panel discussion: Saving the lives of young people who are “different”—e.g. gay, nerdy, quiet or withdrawn, smart, handicapped, minorities.

Saturday, November 15: Evening

Festival Feature Selections 7:30 and 10PM
Location: Cape May Beach 4 Theater

  • Spellbound (2003) Documentary that follows young contestants through the National Spelling Bee.
  • The Station Agent (2003)
  • The Event (2003)
Festival Premiere 7:30 and 10PM
Location: Cape May Convention Hall
  • Boardwalk (2003) - US Premiere

Sunday, November 17
Location: Congress Hall

  • Cinema Cafe Brunch 10AM-noon: brunch shared with festival filmmakers and screening of selected films
  • Retrospective of the animation of Emily Hubley

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