2017 FilmSlam

A Contest to Make a Short Movie in 24 Hours


Here’s your chance to make a short movie – in only 24 hours – AND win cash prizes!



Check out the 2016 Film Slam Winning Submissions!

The Rules Are Simple:  


Teams – Gather a few of your friends to form a team and attend the FilmSlam Kickoff Meeting on Friday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Corner 54 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands. It’s FREE to participate!

Length – Films are limited to a 1:59 minute or less run time including Title and credits.

Content – At the FilmSlam Kickoff Meeting, competing teams will be assigned the same PROP, LINE OF DIALOGUE and LOCATION to include in each short film.

Deadline – Films must be completed within 24 hours and will be premiered — and judged — on Saturday, March 4th at 7pm at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Corner.

Judging – At the benefit dinner premiere, cash prizes will be awarded by the judges to the top three winning teams based on: Originality, Creative Inclusion of Prop, Dialogue, Location Assignment; Production Value; and Strength of Storytelling.

Format – All films MUST be fully edited and saved on a DVD AND flash drive as; MPG, .MOV, .WMV, or .AVI file.

Screening – The top three winning entries will automatically be screened at this year’s FilmOneFest event.

International – If your team isn’t in New Jersey, but you’d like to participate in this year’s FilmSlam competition, WE WANT YOU TO PLAY WITH US! Here’s three easy rules on how to win a chance for cash prizes:

Registration – Fill out and submit the form below by 7 pm EST on Friday, March 3rd to register your team.

If you are not attending the initial meeting at the Arts Corner, return to this page on Friday, March 3, @ 7 pm, to view the official line of dialogue, prop and location to include in your short film.

Upload and deliver your film no later than 7pm EST on Saturday, March 4 so it can be screened and judged at The Film Slam Party.

Come with family and friends to celebrate super short films at the Film Slam Party and cheer your favorite team to be the winner of FilmSlam 2017. $20 for wine and beer and light snacks. Click below to purchase your tickets via PayPal or visit the Arts Corner to pay with cash or check.

The winners will be posted on this web page by noon EST, March 5th.


FilmOneFest is a production of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  www.aharts.org