For 2020 the finalists selected for FilmOneFest will be presented in 30-minute episodes for four consecutive Tuesdays leading up to the festival date—June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14—at 8:00 PM on Facebook Live. PJ Bracco, an award-winning actor/director, is helping to produce what essentially will look like a TV series with films, interviews, and other content. Since we are a celebration of super-short films we thought it would be fun to present them in a way that is itself a shorter format.
On July 18, the date of the festival, FOF winners will be announced at 8:00 PM, again on Facebook Live. We’ll compile the four episodes into a traditional festival showcase and present it on a big screen in a local movie theater at a later date. So, bad news—no outdoor festival this summer. Good news—selected films will be shown both online in June and July, and later as a single live event in a theater, hopefully in the fall.
FilmOneFest (a production of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council) is the Jersey Shore’s preeminent showcase for all forms of short films under two minutes in length. The festival is a free, summertime seaside screening in the town of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Its goal is to raise awareness of the arts, as well as the community of Atlantic Highlands. FilmOneFest also promotes local and international filmmaking through the use of new media and technology, educational activities and screenings, and supports its local food bank.
The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is comprised of a team of dedicated volunteers who include professional artists, educators, business leaders and community organizers. We are a volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to strengthen community through the arts. Our primary function is to develop and execute events and arts related activities for the benefit of our community.
For more information, check out our website at www.aharts.org
In 2019, record high temperatures couldn’t deter the crowds who gathered for the 11th Annual FilmOneFest held at the Atlantic Highlands Marina. More than 1,000 viewers attended to view a total of 43 films selected from a field of 2,350 submissions from over 100 countries.
The event kicked off on a high note at 6:00 p.m. with musical entertainment from local bands Double A, Zoochie, and headliner Cranston Dean Band.
New this year were interstitials created for the event by locals "The Bagsville Initiative" and collaboration with 5-Second Films.
And the winners:
2019 Judges Choice Awards
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.
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