KRAMPUS Film Festival

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Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Run Time: 120 min. Rating: Not rated

The KRAMPUS AP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is a celebration of ancient folklore and lends itself to horror, thriller, dramatic, comedic and animated genres of storytelling. In ancient Yuletide lore the giving of gifts was not the whole story. The goodly elf that we have come to know as Santa Claus had a companion whose responsibility was decidely darker. Krampus was charged with delivering punishment to the those who had been “naughty” during the year. He delivered his “treats” on a sliding scale, from piles of dirt to coal in the stocking to …well, lets just say it could get a LOT worse.

Krampus is still a part of Austrian and German Holiday traditions and is celebrated with mask making, Parades knowns as “Krampuslaufs” and merry making of a more terrifying nature.

In Asbury Park, NJ DEce  6-8 is a downtown-wide celebration of KRAMPUS and it opens with the KRAMPUS AP SHORT FF. Short films set the tone for the weekend celebration with all genres of short form storytelling engaging audiences who travel from all around the NY/NJ/PA tri-state area to participate in the events.

KRAMPUS AP is THE alternative holiday celebration on the East Coast. The KRAMPUS AP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is your opportunity for fun, alternative storytelling through film.