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Bridge Arts Festival hosts drive-in movies and winners of Young Filmmakers’ Festival

Every remaining Saturday in August, the winning short films from the festival will be shown

The drive-in movie screening in June.Photo by Bridge Arts Festival.

The NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival has partnered with the Bridge Arts Festival in Bayonne for a special film screening event throughout August.

Screenings of award-winning works from the winners of the 2020 NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival will be shown at the Bridge Arts Festival’s drive-in movie theater.

Bridge Arts has been hosting the Family Drive-In Movie Experience in Bayonne since June.

Drive-in movies

The drive-in theater is at 177 Avenue A. Gates open at approximately 7:30 p.m.. The movie starts at sunset.

Residents can buy tickets at www.driveinbayonne.com. General admission is $25 per car. VIP admission is $40. Reserved car parking is available with VIP admission.

Masks or face coverings must be worn by all patrons when outside of their vehicles. Maximum of four people per car. The only exception is two adults with small children.

Attendees must remain inside their own vehicles at all times, unless occupants need to get exit for their health or safety or to use the restroom.

Attendants will ensure that there is an empty parking space between each car. SUVs are allowed to reverse park to accommodate viewing from the rear window.

Outside food is prohibited. Food will be available for advanced purchase at the drive-in. Porta-Johns are available.

Winning films screened

Saturdays, starting August 15, top award-winning NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival short films will be screened preceding the featured drive-in movie.

The first screening will be on August 15.

Screenings include “Empty” by Vic Pater from Middletown High School South; “Growing Pains” by Jennifer Ruiz-Gonzalez from East Brunswick Tech School of the Arts; “Suspend” by Ashley Schmid from Pratt Institute in New York; and “When the Wiggle Met the Giggle” by Cydney Williams from the University of Vermont.

The second screening will be on August 22.

FScreenings include “The Mayor” by Charles Falotico from Middletown High School South, and “Jane” by Ilene E from Princeton University.

The final screening will be on August 29.

Screenings include “Flora” by Aviel Bolesa from East Brunswick Tech School of the Arts “Untitled Poem: Thoughts at 3am” by Kat Reyes of NJCU; and “Pedal to the Metal” by Ben Acevedo, Andrew Benson, and Sabrina Demers Ringling of the College of Art & Design in Florida.

The NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival is supported by the NJ State Council on the Arts; The Edison Innovation Foundation – Charles Edison Fund; and The Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs & Tourism.

Feature films follow

“The Sandlot” will be shown on August 8, followed by “The Return of the Jedi” on August 15, and “The Lion King” on August 29.

For more information about the Bridge Arts Festival, visit https://bridgeartsfestival.com.

For more on the NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival, visit blackmariafilmfestival.org.

To purchase tickets for the drive-in, visit www.driveinbayonne.com.

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