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 16, 2022 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
Female Filmmaker Category - The writer, director and producers are females.
Urban films - short films from and about the inner city streets
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!

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

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

Overall Rating
  • Great and fun festival. The organization and communication were very good. I was happy to be part of it.

    September 2021
  • Edson Carvalho

    Adorei participar do FilmOneFest. Seus organizadores são pessoas incríveis que nos tratam com muita cordialidade e prestatividade. Vou participar sempre, porque minha experiência foi inesquecível!

    August 2021
  • highly recommended festival, great communication on social networks and an incredible experience. Thank you for everything...

    August 2021
  • Funke Alafiatayo

    Thank you for selecting my poetry film, P.E.A.C.E. - a Spoken Word. I was honoured to have it screen alongside so many other wonderful films. A great Festival with a wonderful, dedicated team. Communication was excellent throughout. Well done everyone!

    July 2021
  • Rownacur Salyhen

    Awesome Festival. There will always be applause.

    July 2021