World’s best short films show returns to the VBMA February 13

arts & entertainment

Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest-running short film exhibition, will present their 40th Anniversary Short Film Concert at The Vero Beach Museum of Art in Vero Beach on Saturday, February 13.

The short film “concert” will screen at 1:30 pm and repeated at 7:00 pm.  Asbury Shorts Concert director Doug LeClaire will serve as host of the event, which will take place in two theaters inside the Museum with socially distanced seating.

An Asbury Short Film Concert provides attendees an opportunity to view award-winning films from present and past years in one sitting. American film festival “Best of Show” winners are combined with international honorees in a fast-paced, eclectic, and highly entertaining line, featuring the best in short film comedy, drama, and animation.

Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking, Young Adult) calls Asbury Shorts: “The best short film show I’ve ever seen.” The fast-paced, highly entertaining showcase features the best in short film comedy, drama, and outstanding animation.

Tumbling Towards Home

Highlights of the two-hour program include: “Tumbling Towards Home” Director: Imelda O’Reilly of Ireland. WorldFest Houston 2020: Best Indie Documentary. WINNER: Independent Short Film Awards 2019 – Best Director. A coming of age story about an Irish acting student who moves to New York City to pursue his dream.  Also: “Regrets,” from New York-based director Maurice Paramore. WINNER: Westfield International Film Festival, N.J. Best Short Film.   WINNER: A.C. Cinefest 2019 – Best Dramatic Short Film. A former boxer, recently released from his prison sentence, tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter, who detests him. There will be ten globally honored short films in all in the line-up for February 13.


Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 1:30pm or 7pm | Individual Seats: $25 | Pre-registration required. Socially distanced seating in Leonhard Auditorium, Holmes Great Hall, or via streaming format. Asbury Shorts will be offered in an online, streaming format for viewing in the comfort of your home. Watch on your computer or tv with Roku, Apple tv, Amazon fire stick, and Google Chromecast.

The Asbury Short Film Concerts are recommended for ages 16 and way above.

For ticket reservations: (Click on “Programs.”) or call 772-231-0707 ext.

About Asbury Shorts New York:  Founded in 1981, Asbury Shorts was first organized on Long Island, NY to expose local area college films to the general public. In 1987, Asbury moved to Haft Auditorium on the campus of The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan for a nine year run. The format and entertainment focus changed drastically and the staff began to pursue major international award winning independent films. The Asbury Short Film Concert has since been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, Summer Stage in Central Park, The Director’s Guild Theatre in Manhattan, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, Royal Festival Hall in England and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany, to name a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed these amazing films…and, of course, The Vero Beach Museum of Art.               

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Museum programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, as well as The Plansoen Foundation and Holmes Family Foundation. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is a membership-based not for profit 501 (C) 3 organization pursuant to chapter 212, Florida Statutes.

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