Short film fest set for Strand Theatre in October

Uphams Corner’s historic Strand Theatre will be the venue next month for the inaugural Dorchester Short Film Festival, an event produced by travelling film exhibition Asbury Shorts USA. The two-hour event, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, will feature some of the world’s top award-winning short films selected from a variety of US and international festivals.

As a way to commemorate the theater’s centennial, the event’s programming will include a mix of live action and animated comedy shorts, along with some dramatic short features. The fast-paced show features Oscar and Sundance winners from previous years, as well as current nominees.

The night’s proceedings were organized by Great Spaces realtor and film enthusiast Anne Stein, who will help produce the show. The show is also being made possible by support and sponsorship from Great Spaces Real Estate, Mass Motors, and City Councillor Frank Baker.

Founded in 1980, Asbury Shorts is New York’s longest running short film travel show and has been presented at Summer Stage in Central Park, Royal Festival Hall in London, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

This event is suitable for ages 16 and up. Tickets are available for purchase for $20 each at dotfilmfest.com. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or for more information, please contact Anne Stein at 617-306-7174.