In year 7 in Asbury Park, NJ it is us the "Hang on to Your Shorts" Film Festival. We are going to be back for a sixth season and this coming year 2020 we hope to be much bigger and better. The first season turned out to be a huge success with so many great films entered and shown in Asbury Park, NJ.
There have been festivals in the area in the past that have closed down or moved away. There are many other film festivals in the state of New Jersey but they are not close to the shore area in Central New Jersey. There have been past festivals that focuses mostly on feature films but what about that filmmaker who hasn't been able to make one yet. The artist who created a short film but is unable to show it or showcase their work. This is where we come in to the picture. We encourage the filmmakers who have short films of any length from 1 minute all the way up to 40 minute shorts to enter our festival.
(We have low entry fees so it could be affordable. We need to raise money for the festival so as a festival we can not waive any entry fees, so please do not ask, thank you.)
We have over 28 awards for short films, all different categories and special guests.
The entry fee is per category. Online submissions only no more dvds
Submissions that are in any language other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.
If sending a check make checks payable to "Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival"