SCHEDULE


Keep up to date on all the happenings during the extended weekend. We are honored to partner with Red Bank's finest theaters and establishments in order to bring you the best festival experience possible.





DAY 1 - Wednesday, July 25th
Films
Panels
Parties
Special Events

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

ISFF OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION @ DETOUR GALLERY

Venue: Detour Gallery
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The Indie Street Film Festival welcomes the incoming film community with drinks and discussion about the journey ahead. Open bar for passholders provided by Flying Fish Brewing Company and Red Tan... Learn More

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

OPENING NIGHT FILM - SKATE KITCHEN

Categories: Street Cred Selects, Narrative
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl... Learn More

Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.

OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY

Venue: Catch 19
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We kick off the film festival in style at local Red Bank hotspot, CATCH 19. Passholders Open bar provided by Flying Fish Brewing Company and Red Tank Brewing plus a complimentary specialty ISFF co... Learn More




DAY 2 - Thursday, July 26th
Films
Panels
Parties
Special Events

Thursday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NARRATIVE SHORTS - FAMILY TIES

Categories: Short Films, Narrative
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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A compilation of some of the best short films discovered by our programmers. A mix of the comedic and dramatic, this short program takes the audience on an emotional ride through situations wher... Learn More

Thursday, 1:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.

DOC SHORTS PROGRAM A (SOME ADULT CONTENT)

Categories: Short Films, Documentary
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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A compilation of some of the best documentary short films discovered by our programmers, never before seen in New Jersey. This program, entitled INTERSECTIONS, explores the intersections between l... Learn More

Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

THEY CALL US WARRIORS

Categories: Feature Films, Documentary
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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In a country torn apart by political and economic upheaval, a team of young women finds refuge in a sport that rises above their personal poverty and gendered social status. But when this new socce... Learn More

Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

THE DEVIL WE KNOW DOC + PLASTIC-FREE-BQ

Categories: Feature Films, Street Cred Selects, Documentary
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Join us for this special film screening and Q&A and complimentary food and FRESH WATER outside of the theater after the film, co-hosted by Clean Water Action and Rethink Disposable. DIRECTED BY ... Learn More

Thursday, 8:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.

WEIGHT - W/ JASON MEWES & RANDY QUAID

Categories: Feature Films, Jersey Creations, Street Cred Selects, Narrative
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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NJ Spotlight Special Screening Directed and produced by Rob Margolies Starring: Zachery Byrd, Jason Mewes, Randy Quaid, Jessie Carter, Ashley Johnson, & Will Rogers Featuring Red Bank native J... Learn More

Thursday, 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.

JAMIANS OUTDOOR PARTY (PASSHOLDERS ONLY)

Venue: Jamian's Food & Drink
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Thursday Night Party honors one of Red Bank's favorite Jersey eateries! Sponsored by Flying Fish Brewing Company, fun giveaways will be goin down all night! Jamian's outdoor patio will be poppin... Learn More




DAY 3 - Friday, July 27th
Films
Panels
Parties
Special Events

Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

STREET TALKS - WOMEN MAKING IT WORK

Venue: Two River Theater
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Female Creatives behind the scenes of filmmaking !! (Passholders and students enter for free) Our festival Producer has asked some peers from a few of the less public facing roles in the film pro... Learn More

Friday, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

INDIE STREET IN SCHOOL - CROWDFUNDING

Venue: Two River Theater
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Students and Passholders enter for free INDIE STREET INSTITUTE presents our IN-SCHOOL Program, where we invite guests to come to workshops that can help them navigate the real world of filmmaking ... Learn More

Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

MODIFIED

Categories: Feature Films, Documentary
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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In Modified, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and ... Learn More

Friday, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

THE ENTITLEMENT

Categories: Feature Films, Narrative
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Upon arriving at an idyllic retreat for the terminally suicidal, a young woman finds herself investigating a mysterious death away from the watchful eye of the enigmatic doctor and his wife. Wri... Learn More

Friday, 4:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

NARRATIVE SHORTS PROGRAM - CALLING THE SHOTS

Categories: Short Films, Narrative
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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A collection of some of the most impressive narrative short films discovered by our programmers. This collection of shorts brings you on a dramatic and at times comedic exploration of what can happ... Learn More

Friday, 6:40 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

BORED IN THE USA

Categories: Feature Films, Jersey Creations, Narrative
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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"Life is simpler in black and white." This line, uttered midway through Bored in the U.S.A., could well serve as the film’s thesis statement. Following the budding friendship of Kelly (Kelly Lloyd,... Learn More

Friday, 8:40 p.m. - 10 p.m.

NORTH POLE

Categories: Feature Films, Documentary
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by Ali Cotterill Produced by Christa Orth North Pole, NY is a documentary about Santa's Workshop, one of the very first theme parks in the U.S. Battling against a changing economy, the d... Learn More

Friday, 10 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY (PASSHOLDERS ONLY)

Venue: Elk's Lodge
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PASSHOLDERS/FILMMAKERS PARY VERY LIMITED SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE ​Santa may make an appearance, this should be one of our best celebrations yet! Filmmakers from multiple films and industry p... Learn More




DAY 4 - Saturday, July 28th
Films
Panels
Parties
Special Events

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

STREET TALKS - MEET THE FILMMAKERS

Venue: Two River Theater
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(Passholders and students enter for free) Meet some of our filmmakers and special guests as they discuss how finding their voice and doc filmmaking is changing in the current landscape of our coun... Learn More

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

INDIE STREET IN SCHOOL - PITCH CLASS

Venue: Two River Theater
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Students and Passholders enter for free INDIE STREET INSTITUTE presents our IN-SCHOOL Program, where we invite guests to come to workshops that can help them navigate the real world of filmmaking ... Learn More

Saturday, 11:10 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

DOC SHORTS PROGRAM B - COAST TO COAST

Categories: Short Films, Documentary
Venue: Two River Theater
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Our competition short documentaries reveal that sometimes the most impactful human stories are right in front of our eyes. "COAST TO COAST" takes us on a journey across our land through tales of p... Learn More

Saturday, 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

JERSEY SHORTS PROGRAM

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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A Collection of some of our favorite In-Competition narrative shorts from your very own local NJ filmmakers and actors. (audience voting): Films in NJ Program: We Have Your Wife HOLDING Death... Learn More

Saturday, 1:20 p.m. - 3 p.m.

I AM ANOTHER YOU - FREE COMMUNITY DOC SCREENING

Categories: Feature Films, Street Cred Selects, Documentary
Venue: Two River Theater
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A large number of free tickets are available to this community screening! Please only reserve seats if you know you will be able to attend. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang meets a young Americ... Learn More

Saturday, 2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

INSTANT DREAMS

Categories: Feature Films, Documentary
Venue: Detour Gallery
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Instant Dreams is a feature documentary by Willem Baptist (Wild boar, I’m Never Afraid!) about the fascination and love for Polaroids. When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in 2008, the l... Learn More

Saturday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

HURLEY

Categories: Feature Films, Documentary
Venue: Two River Theater
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"Hurley" is the story of American racing legend Hurley Haywood, who speaks for the first time about being gay in the 1970's macho world of motor sports, and sets the record straight about his relat... Learn More

Saturday, 3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS

Categories: Short Films, Experimental
Venue: Detour Gallery
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From 16mm to 8mm, remixed archival footage, to newly shot live action narratives, ISFF's first ever program of experimental short films will explore the nuances of analog nostalgia, choosing film a... Learn More

Saturday, 5:40 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.

NOSTOTROS

Categories: Feature Films, Narrative
Venue: Two River Theater
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A generational portrait of Spain's youth in a time of crisis, "Nosotros" follows a group of five friends during the weekend of the Spanish presidential election held in December 2015. Director: ... Learn More

Saturday, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

TRT HAPPY HOUR 1.5 - MEET, GREET, BEERS, & CHIPS

Venue: Two River Theater
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In between films at Two River Theater, enjoy some complimentary brews from Flying Fish Brewery and specialty cocktails provided by Claremont Distillery in their state of the art lounge/lobby. Tal... Learn More

Saturday, 8:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.

THUNDER ROAD

Categories: Feature Films, Narrative
Venue: Two River Theater
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Written & Directed by Jim Cummings, Thunder Road is an adaptation from the ISFF and SunDance award-winning short film, and the feature has already won the Jury Award at SXSW in 2018. Synopsis:... Learn More

Saturday, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY!

Venue: Urban Coalhouse
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After the screening of Thunder Road, we walk over to Urban Coalhouse to celebrate the week of creativity and amazing films. Passholders, Filmmakers, and special guests will not be in shortage at t... Learn More




DAY 5 - Sunday, July 29th
Films
Panels
Parties
Special Events

Sunday, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

FILMMAKERS DISCUSSION & JERSEY BREAKFAST

Venue: Detour Gallery
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Private Morning Brunch and coffee and an open discussion with current and future Indie Street partner filmmakers. We will focus on the pros and cons of moving from micro budgets to mid range film... Learn More

Sunday, 11 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

ANIMATED SHORTS

Categories: Short Films, Animated
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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A crowd favorite, enjoy ISFF's official selections of animated short films, everything from the comedic and childish, to the bizarre and abstract. The Animated Short Program will include the fol... Learn More

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

A YEAR WITH BETTY GOLD- NJ SPOTLIGHT SCREENING

Categories: Feature Films, Jersey Creations, Street Cred Selects, Documentary
Venue: Detour Gallery
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A Year with Betty Gold Directed by J. McMerty (Born in Red Bank) Edited By Katrina Taylor, Laith Majali Betty Gold is about to turn 80 with no plans on retiring. From her early days as Miss. ... Learn More

Sunday, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

NJ SPECIAL DOCS: BLACKED OUT & PIZZA SHOP: AN ITALIAN-AMERICAN DREAM

Categories: Feature Films, Jersey Creations, Short Films, Street Cred Selects, Documentary
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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The 2 unique documentaries from Jersey filmmakers will have you thinking about about heritage and community in very different ways. Learn More

Sunday, 1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

MADELINE'S MADELINE - ISFF SPECIAL SCREENING

Categories: Feature Films, Street Cred Selects, Narrative
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Written and Directed by JOSEPHINE DECKER Produced by KRISTA PARRIS and ELIZABETH RAO Starring HELENA HOWARD, MOLLY PARKER, and MIRANDA JULY World Premiere: 2018 Sundance Film Festival Run Time:... Learn More

Sunday, 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BIRDS WITHOUT FEATHERS

Categories: Feature Films, Narrative
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Desperate for human interaction, six emotionally damaged individuals risk self respect, shedding their disillusionment in a last grasp for happiness. A cruel-world comedy populated by struggling In... Learn More

Sunday, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS - COMFORT ZONES

Categories: Short Films, Narrative
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Change Never Comes from playing it safe! This block of ISFF Official narrative short film selections is a beautiful collage of human responses to leaving our comfort zones. Carro CUBEMAN (L.... Learn More

Sunday, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY

Venue: Oyster Point Hotel
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Join us for our 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony, where after much deliberation by our panel of jurors, the anticipated Franklin Awards will be handed out. Learn More