The 24 Hour Film Slam

Join in the Fun at the Film One Fest Film Slam!


Form a team and register through our website.  

Then show up at the Lauren K Woods Theatre at Monmouth University on April 5th at 7pm (Eastern NYC time) or, if you are participating virtually, monitor our website and Facebook page for the kickoff “assignment”!

At exactly 7:30pm on Friday, the “assignment” will be given to all the registered teams and posted on our website and Facebook page - the assignment includes:

1)  A Location

2) A Prop

3) and a Line of Dialogue

Teams will have exactly 24 hours to create a super short film (under 2 minutes).  

All films must be fully edited and saved on a flash drive as .MP4 file AND uploaded to a Vimeo channel (you must allow the file to be downloadable).

All teams must bring their film to the Wood Theatre (370 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ) or upload it if participating virtually, by 7:30pm (Eastern NYC time) on April 6th. Films will be screened beginning at 8pm and judged by our FilmOneFest judging panel based on the creative inclusion of the assignment items.  

·  The flash drive must be delivered to the Lauren K. Woods Theatre at the screening by 7:30 PM, Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The top three films will be automatically accepted into FilmOneFest 2019.

First Place $250 Cash Prize

People's Choice Award $100 Prize

Registration will begin on February 15, 2019.  Please complete the forms below.

Event Details: 

April 5th at 7:00 pm Lauren K. Woods Theatre – Filmmakers only

April 6th at 7:30 pm Woods Theatre – open to the public

Event is Free!

Event includes Dessert/Coffee bar 

Questions please email 

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry as FilmOneFest supports the Food Pantry at all its events.  

Thank you to Monmouth University for their support and sponsorship of FilmOneFest.

Winner pictures and their films 

Film Slam Registration Forms

Please complete and send to

Media & Parent Consent Form 2019 (pdf)


Registration form 2019 (pdf)




Film Slam 2018

Thanks to everyone who participated!


On April 21st, Film Slam contestants provided their films which were made within 24 hours after receiving the 3 criteria the night before. 

2018 24 Hour Film Slam Winners

1st Place


Team Kevjack Manberg with their winning film “A Bird Obscured” 

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2nd Place


Team Popcorn Playaz Cole Vallis of Norwood NJ, Mercedes Griffeth of Malvern Ar and Luke Falkenstern of Norwood NJ with their movie “Brother”

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3rd Place


The Bagsville Initiative. Ryan Barry of Eatontown, NJ, Nick Hiltwein of Colonia, NJ, Lauren Perez of Iselin, NJ, Jeanine Laviola, Keith Laviola of Neptune City, NJ, Maria Coppinger of Belford, NJ, Rich Elliot of Belford, NJ

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People's Choice


MCM Films. Michael Manheimer, Victoria Regine, Thomas Hernandez, Alexandra James, and Carly Vena