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From Kevin Smith & Friends comes a film festival so fit for a King or Queen that it can only take place in the Castle! Presenting the First Annual SModcastle Film Festival - a Central Jersey showcase of cinema hosted by the guy who made Clerks once and held a mere hundred steps from the very place he made it - Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo New Jersey! Welcoming entries from all over the world, the SModcastle Film Festival will be a week-long summer event filled with features, short films, animation, documentaries & more!

Full info on film rosters, event tickets & weekend festivities will be posted in the coming weeks. 

  • March 7, 2022

    Opening Date

  • April 16, 2022


  • June 16, 2022


  • July 22, 2022


  • July 31, 2022

    Notification Date

  • August 17 – 21, 2022

    Event Date


Awards will be given in the following categorieS:

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Ensemble
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Original Music Score

All films will be screened by our panel of judges including Kevin Smith and selected entries will be screened at the Smodcastle. Each selected entry will get two passes for their film screening at the Smodcastle. As a special bonus, selected winners will be interviewed by Kevin Smith to discuss their film.