2023 Programs

City of Asbury Park Summer 2023 Mural Project

Summer Film Maker Meet Up


City of Asbury Park Summer 2023 Mural Project

In late February, the City of Asbury Park, in conjunction with the Public Arts Commission, issued a call for artists from all backgrounds, locations, and levels of experience to create murals on the east side of the city-owned Wastewater Treatment Facility on the north end of the boardwalk. Four artists, including two from Asbury Park, were selected from over 50 proposals and work commenced in the beginning of May. This is a continuation of the Summer 2022 mural project on the Wastewater Treatment Facility that saw eleven artists paint murals on the south side of the building. APAC is assisting in the 2023 project by pledging grant funds and providing logistical support.

Summer Film Maker Meet Up

APAC hosted its first Film Maker Meet Up on July 27th at Parlor Gallery on Cookman Avenue which was attended by more than 25 people.  The night provided a casual setting for local and regional film makers and others with a professional interest in film to gather and exchange ideas.  APAC convened the group after receiving feedback from previous networking sessions that a specialized event would be welcomed, but also in advance of this year’s APin3 Film Challenge, as this is the natural audience for this creative endeavor.  This is also a target group to share the news that the City of Asbury Park is working to become compliant with the NJ TV & Film Commission’s ‘Film Ready’ program and APAC is assisting in updating the databases of location photos and ancillary services.

The response from those in attendance at the first Meet Up is that more gatherings should be scheduled, and they should include information on current topics affecting film making in the state and region.  Stay tuned for upcoming Meet Up dates!

APin3 Film Challenge 2023The Premier Film Challenge Event in New Jersey

AUGUST 7-27, 2023
Finalists Premier Screening- October 22, 2023 at House of Independents


This year’s APin3 Film Challenge is supported by the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce and the Manasquan Bank Charitable Foundation

A Community Filmmaking Challenge
The APin3 Film Challenge is a fun and potentially sleepless 3 weeks in which budding directors and filmmaking teams create a 3-minute short film highlighting an aspect of and shot entirely within the city of Asbury Park.

A Networking Event for Local Filmmakers
Competing in the APin3 Film Challenge will connect you with like-minded filmmakers and creators, and is inclusive for people of all ages.

Test Your Creative Skill
The Challenge includes a required theme, prop, line of dialog and one specific location within the City – and keeps all contestants on a level playing field. Your creativity has no other boundaries.

A Rewarding Experience

The top 3 winners, and an audience favorite entry chosen by the assembled audience on premier night will win prizes that can be used in future filmmaking endeavors.

Questions About Entering The APin3 Film Challenge? Download our easy 1-2-3 step walkthrough of registering. It's easy!

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Click to watch the winners of the 2022 APin3 Film Challenge and review images of the Event.

2022 APin3 Winners