The Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival is now in its seventh year of bringing great short films and art to iconic Asbury Park, New Jersey. In 2020 we hope to be much bigger and better.
There are many great film festivals in the state of New Jersey. The Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival is unique because it is a very intimate and inviting affair, without pretense.

We look forward to sharing our creative universe with you.

We have over 28 awards for short films, all different categories and special guests.

The entry fee is per category. Online submissions only. We cannot accept 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"


Overall Rating
  • James Abroms

    We were so excited to be selected to screen in this gem of a festival!

    December 2020
  • Haley Pine

    Great communication, staff very friendly. Would submit again.

    October 2020
  • Nicely done for an online film festival during this pandemia. The awards ceremony was really cool and well put together.

    September 2020
  • Nice job by the HOTYS staff during a difficult time. Look forward to attending theatrical screenings next year.

    September 2020
  • Vinay Pujara

    Thank You Chris for picking up 'My Beloved Wife' :)

    September 2020