BRADLEY BEACH — The Bradley Beach Film Festival is currently taking place at the Bradley Beach Library as part of its second annual participation in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. The event focuses on “The Final Ten,” 10 short films narrowed from approximately 850 submissions in 72 countries. The festival refers to these films as “dramatic, sometimes humorous, occasionally magical and always inspirational.”
Screening takes place in the library basement, where a screening room is set up adjacent to the help desk filled with tables and chairs, a projector and a white screen hanging from the ceiling.
Refreshments are being provided for all eight screening dates, which includes popcorn and pretzels in a small basket, alongside beverages of Sprite and boxed water. These are free of charge, as well as registration of the event.
“Libraries have always been an integral part of showcasing media and film,” said the library’s director Ashley Foglia. “There’s a sort of cultural enrichment we want to focus on in these events. This is a way people get exposed.”
The first screening of the festival took place on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:15 p.m.
All 12 registrable spots had been filled for the first three screenings, however, “one to two spots” were left vacant on Friday, Sept. 29 for the 1:30 p.m. showing. The remaining screenings for the festival are Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:15 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m.
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