#STAYHOME 24-HOUR FILM SLAM

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Looking for something new and fun to do with the people you are staying home with? 

Enter the latest 24 Hour Film Slam!


We’ve gone 100% VIRTUAL to give you a chance to enter the coolest short film competition of 2020.  Details are below. 

Enter your team by sending an email with your team name, team contact info, and mobile number by April 16 to INFO@FILMONEFEST.ORG.


If you aren’t competing, you can still be part of the fun by joining our Watch Party on Sunday, April 19.


Submissions are free. For this Film Slam competition, you need to create the entire film in the comfort and safety of your home with your family only!



Here are the details:

Friday April 17, 2020   6:00pm - Film Slam Kick-off

  • Notify us at info@filmonefest.org to let us know you are participating by Thursday, April 16.
  • We'll email you the  "Assignment"  at 6:00 PM.  (It will also be revealed at that time via theFilmOneFest website and social media outlets.)
  • The assignment includes a line of dialog, a location, and a prop that must appear in your film.  These will be easily found in your home.   NO film will be accepted if it is filmed at a location other than your home or property.
  • Films must be family friendly! No profanity, nudity, etc.


  • Total film runtime must be no longer than 1min 59 seconds (including credits and titles).
  • Films must be completed and submitted within 24 hours.


Saturday April 18, 2020   6:00pm - Film submission

  • Teams must submit completed films no later than 6:00 PM via Google Drive AND YouTube as an MP4 format.
  • A team of judges will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners based on Originality, Creative Inclusion of Prop, Dialogue, Location Assignment, Production Value, and Strength of Storytelling. 


Sunday April 19, 2020   7:00pm - Film Slam Screening and Competition

  • Screenings will begin on Facebook Live.
  • People’s choice award will be picked by the audience.
  • The top three films will be shared on our social media, posted to our YouTube channel.



Congrats to our November 2019 Winners

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Thanks to all who participated in our November 2019 challenge, hosted at Monmouth University's Wilson Auditorium.  The winning entries are featured below. All submissions are featured on our YouTube channel. 

First Place: EGG-CELSIOR

By the Flaming Mongooses, Tom Leonard and Ada McCrady

Seond Place: The Confession

By Team Wasted Potential, Regan Alejo, Sharon Egan, Angela Ramoni, Teresa Ramoni, and Nick Chiofalo

Audience Choice: favor, dog, sandwich

 Monmouth University team Puzzles Kevin Anderson, Tim Luckett, Trevor Caruso, Mike Murdock

April 2019 24 Hour Film Slam Winners

1st Place

1st Place

1st Place

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"Why Not Now?" by The Flaming Mongooses

Tom Leonard, Dan Leonard, Hadley Mueller, Ada McGrady

2nd Place

1st Place

1st Place

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"It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got a Swing" by Had To Do It To Em

Lexi Russell,  Haley Gasparine, Roman V. Smith

3rd Place

1st Place

3rd Place

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"Say Cheese" Team Something

Julia Shikhman, Christian Partenio, Amy O'Rourke, Carly Zaleski

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