With more than 2,350 submissions from over 100 countries, this year’s FilmOneFest on Saturday July 20 promises to be the best one yet!
Come enjoy the festivities that begin at 6:00 PM in the Atlantic Highlands Marina with live music, food trucks, crafts, and arts, including an experience area. Then settle into your lawn chair (or one of our premium seats available for just $20) and enjoy more than 40 of the best super short films of the past year with an outdoor screening that begins at 9:00 PM.
Musical acts include returning headliner Cranston Dean, an Atlantic Highlands native. Opening acts feature acoustic duo Double A, and rock band Zoochies, both local favorites.
A diverse selection of food trucks being introduced this year include Good Mood Food, The Sausage Guy/ Tom Piccolo, Ms. Fu’s Yummy Food Truck, House of Cupcakes, and Kona Ice of NJ. The Atlantic Highland Arts Council will be offering an art “experience” as well as jugglers, henna painters and more.
Judges’ top picks will be announced, with a $250 prize going to the Gartenberg Memorial Award for Excellence in Filmmaking. Other awards include Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Animation, Best Documentary, and Director’s Choice. The perennial favorite People’s Choice award will be back, selected in real time by the audience and will be given a $100 prize as well.
Walk-in admission is free for the main screen/lawn; no pre-registration is required. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted on the great lawn. There are $20 premium seating spots, where attendees view the films on an exclusive screen from cushioned bleachers. For premium seating purchases, CLICK HERE.
Rain date is Sunday, July 21; if rain on July 21st, the event will be held indoors at Henry Hudson Regional School, 1 Grand Tour, Highlands, NJ. Up-to-minute updates will be posted here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in the event of bad weather.
Atlantic Highlands can be reached by car, train or ferry. Seastreak, a ferry service from Manhattan, is available to Atlantic Highlands Monday through Friday and to Highlands on weekends. From Highlands, Atlantic Highlands is easily reached by taxi or a lovely walk along the Henry Hudson Trail.
For more information on things to see and do in Atlantic Highlands go to: ahnj.com.
FilmOneFest is a project of the AHAC, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. For more information, go to www.aharts.org.