The Bread and Roses Film Festival

The Bread and Roses Film Festival Will Showcase Women Filmmakers

The first ever female-centric film festival to grace the Jersey Shore is coming to Asbury Park on October 6 and 7, 2023. The Bread and Roses Film Festival (BRFF) will showcase 40 films by women, from 10 different countries, featuring narrative and documentary films, as well as animation, experimental shorts, and music videos.

To kick things off, an opening reception is taking place at the Parlor Gallery from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, October 6th – this is a non-ticketed event, and everyone is welcome to join.

Films will then be screened throughout the day on October 7th (12pm to 10pm) at the Showroom Cinema in downtown Asbury. This is a ticketed event – $30 for an all-access badge, which includes branded merchandise. The official after party will take place at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel’s Bar & Lounge, featuring an exclusive, discounted cocktail for BRFF attendees.

“I founded Bread & Roses in the summer of 2022, when it became even more glaringly obvious simply how much female voices still need protection, support, and celebration,” said Marci Mazzarotto, founder, and executive director of Bread & Roses. “The film industry remains a space dominated by white, cisgendered men, and BRFF’s mission is to elevate women’s voices from beyond the baseline and into the spotlight.”

The Bread and Roses Film Festival, which is run by an all-female team and is 100 percent curated by a panel of all-female judges, is proudly supported by Georgian Court University, as well as Precipice Collective, the festival’s non-profit fiscal sponsor.

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