The funkiest town on the Jersey Shore now has an offbeat film festival. Highlands is the home town of Kevin Smith, the creator of "Clerks," and we want to capture that spirit with our Highlands Film Fest. Our 2021 theme is "Horror and Suspense." We are interested in seeing anxiety-inducing psychological terror as well as blood and guts--everything from A (for Alfred Hitchcock) to Z (Rob Zombie, of course)
2020 meant some adjustments to cope with the pandemic. We were able to screen a dozen of our official entries at our two night DRIVE-IN MOVIES, It was so popular that we are considering making it a permanent part of the Film Fest weekend! All of the official entries received play at our online Digital Theater hosted by Festivee.
2021 winners will receive a Yorick Award. Named after the bone-headed character in the famous graveyard scene in Shakespeare's Hamlet, the Yorick is a skull mounted on a beautiful wooden base that will instantly make you the envy of all your film making friends and impress all others around you! You must attend to receive the award.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Highlands Film Fest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.