The First Annual Indie Street Film Festival Arrives in Red Bank

Want to support and learn more about the New Jersey film scene? Ever wonder it’s like to live in a small town or to be earth’s last survivor?

Look no further than the Indie Street Film Festival (ISFF), which runs from July 6—10 in Red Bank, New Jersey. This eclectic festival features local and international filmmakers and creative panels located across several of Red Bank’s theatres and establishments. Check out our list of must-see ISFF programs—make sure to grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!


Morris From America

MorrisFromAmerica

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Date: Wednesday, July 6
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Venue: Count Basie Theatre

A coming-of-age comedy, Morris From America centers on Morris Gentry, a 13-year-old who has just relocated to Germany. Morris, who sees himself as a rising hop-hop star, is a fish-out-of-water in his new home, an electronic dance music (EDM) world. To complicate matters further, Morris develops feelings for his rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin.

Day Six

DaySix

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Date: Thursday, July 7th
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas

Carmen, a young actress, is trapped between her feelings for Pablo and her marriage with Joaquín, Pablo’s best friend. When she learns she’s fallen ill, she decides to plan a journey with one of them—the journey will change all of their lives. You’ll have to watch to see who she chooses. 

Street Talks: Incubating Independent Projects

Date: Thursday, July 7th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Count Basie Theatre (Patio)

Want to make a film or media project? The founders of Big Vision Empty Wallet and special guests discuss the best ways to navigate the ever-changing creative world and how to set yourself up for success no matter what medium you’re working within.

Street Talks with Seed and Spark

Date: Friday, July 8th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Two River Theater

Have you ever dreamed of crowdfunding a project? If the answer is yes, you don’t want to miss this conversation.  Come and hear from industry experts on what works and what you shouldn’t waste your time with. 

Street Talks:  Future of Storytelling

Date: Saturday, July 9th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Count Basie Theatre

Indie Street filmmakers and special guests open up on ways to adapt—and thrive—in an ever-changing distribution landscape. 

Jersey Shorts

Fortress

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Date: Friday, July 8th
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Venue: Red Bank Middle School

Here’s your chance to get current on the New Jersey film scene. Jersey Shorts is a selection of short films made in Jersey or from Jersey filmmakers, including Bad News Gabe, Basbousa, Fortress, Love Wins, Must Hurry!, Space Cadet, and The Town That Disappeared Overnight.

Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town

LEGS

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Date: Thursday, July 7th
Time: 12:30-2:00pm
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas

When a controversial piece of art gets publicly displayed in a small town, opinions fly and the people take action. The film reveals a town full of characters and conflicts, as those who live there struggle to define their community. Is it an accepting, welcoming place to live? Watch and decide for yourself. 

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

photo via auldlangsynemovie.com

Date: Saturday, July 9th
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas

On New Year’s Eve, when Jodie and Bryce drop a relationship bombshell over dinner with friends, they set off a chain reaction of truth-telling that promises to destroy the carefully-crafted reality of everyone present

Saturday Morning Cartoons

TakeThePlunge

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Date: Saturday, July 9th
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Red Bank Middle School

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the Saturday cartoons—watch a selection of PG-films from the ISFF in-competition animated shorts. The kid-friendly program will include the following films:

  • Dji. Death Sails
  • Follow Your Heart
  • On Schedule
  • Emile
  • Taking The Plunge
  • Riptide Rhapsody

Diverge

diverge

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Date: Friday, July 8th
Time: 3:30- 5:30pm
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas

In the aftermath of a global pandemic, one survivor is given the chance to travel across time to stop the cataclysmic event and regain everything he has lost. To do that he must kill the man responsible for sowing the seeds of mankind’s destruction—his past self.

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