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, the 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 17, 2021 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

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
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 and also automatically entered into FilmYoungFest – it’s a 2 for 1 deal!

1 - Female Filmmaker Category - The writer, director and producers are females.

2- Urban films - short films from and about the inner city streets

3- The 5 second film - tell it to us in five one second shots

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 submission. Please make your film downloadable for judging purposes only. Please provide password if used.

• Films not in English must be subtitled

Overall Rating
  • Rownacur Salyhen

    Awesome Festival. There will always be applause.

    July 2021
  • Great festival, we loved it! Thank you for your hard work guys! It’s the first festival where our premiere film was shown. We are very proud to be part of you!!!

    March 2021
  • Being accepted in your festival made our day! We are filled with honor and happiness! Thank you so much in advance and hope to see you soon.

    Malaz team

    July 2020
  • Maggie Ding

    Thanks for selecting my film Help. Excellent communication and great experience. Highly recommend.

    July 2020
  • For a free festival, the FilmOneFest surely provides a priceless experience. I have never been more impressed by the dedication and commitment brought to a FREE festival. Love love love this festival, can't wait to submit again for next year!

    September 2019