The Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival is in its 10th year of bringing great short films and art to iconic Asbury Park, New Jersey. In 2022 we returned to our traditional, in-person roots of beautiful Asbury Park, at the Jersey Shore.
New Jersey is the home of a lot of great film festivals. The Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival is unique because it is an intimate and inviting affair, without pretense. We celebrate your art, and we celebrate you! Hang Onto Your Shorts strives to create connections among filmmakers and actors, and these connections often result in collaborations that screen the very next year.
In celebration of the spirit of the Jersey Shore's musical history, this year we added a "Music Video" category to the awards. We also aim to promote the arts with future creators and collaborators. Accordingly, we have special STUDENT film rates.
We look forward to sharing our creative universe with you, and we look forward to meeting you!
We have over 28 awards for short films, all different categories and special guests.
**NEW CATEGORY ALERT: MUSIC VIDEOS**
Online submissions only via FilmFreeway.
Submissions that are in any language other than English should be subtitled or dubbed.