LESS IS MORE! The FilmOneFest is an annual short film festival challenges filmmakers of all kinds to tell their stories in UNDER 2 MINUTES. FOF presents the best short films from around the world against the backdrop of the Atlantic Highlands Marina overlooking majestic New York City. In conjunction with the AHAC, FOF provides filmmakers with the opportunity to support and share their most innovative, diverse and entertaining short-short films out there.

Taking place on July 20, 2024 outdoors at the beautiful Atlantic Highlands Marina in historic Atlantic Highlands, NJ, the FOF is completely unique film festival experience. Offering filmmakers the opportunity to meet and make industry connections while enjoying a unique outdoor screening event combining film, art and music the FOF truly separates itself from other festivals. With Jury & Judge, Audience Choice and Young Filmmaker Awards, we encourage, support and reward the art of the short filmmaker.

The FilmOneFest is supported by Sony Pictures Classics, and in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, The County Historical Commission & The NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts. The FilmOneFest/Atlantic Highlands Arts Council supports the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry through food drives and donations.

• All films MUST BE UNDER 2 MINUTES to be considered.
• While all genres and film styles are requested, the films must be family friendly and appropriate for a mixed aged viewing audience.
• Submissions containing explicit sexual content or violence cannot be considered.
• We do NOT accept commercial advertisements for products or services.
• If film language is not in English, film submissions must include clear English subtitles.
• By submitting their work, the filmmaker warrants that the film being submitted is their own creation, that they have all rights to submit the film, that the film is not the product of “A.I” or other solely computer-generated materials.
• It is understood that the film, if accepted for presentation, may be shown on one or more occasions, and that it may be used for advertising or promotional purposes.

• Please choose the category that your film BEST fits.
• Comedy – make us laugh
• Drama – make us feel
• Sci-Fi – make us wonder
• Horror – make us scared
• Experimental – make us see the world in a different way
• Documentary – make us understand
• Animation – make us cartooned
• NJ Filmmaker - From New Jersey
• Female Filmmaker Category - The writer, director and producers are females.
• Student – Students must be currently enrolled in school (18 or under when the film was made) and can provide a copy of a valid student ID upon request. All student film are entered into FilmOneFest

• We will accept secure online screeners as well as films shared with us via a downloadable link (dropbox/vimeo/google drive). Link must be shared within a week of notification of acceptance into the festival. Please make your film downloadable for judging purposes only. Please provide password if used.

IMPORTANT: FilmOneFest reserves the right to use your film for promotional purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Martin Bowman

    Wonderful to have two of our films (Tamandua and Got Your Nose) shown for their North American premieres. Thanks for being a great experience!

    September 2023
  • David Castro González

    Enriching experience, great cinematographic encounter.

    August 2023
  • Rachel Wintemberg

    Great Festival and great venue!

    September 2022
  • I had a wonderful experience attending this festival

    August 2022
  • Shih Yin Lee

    This is a wonderful festival! I love it!

    July 2022