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Welcome

Oct. 9-10, 2020

Oct. 9-10, 2020

Oct. 9-10, 2020 Oct. 9-10, 2020 Oct. 9-10, 2020

Highlands Borough Community Center

22 Snug Harbor Avenue, Highlands NJ 07732

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

We are eager to see your film and consider it for our 2020 Film Fest!

FILM FEST winners will receive prizes from OUR Partners

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REVIEWS

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Antonio Pantoja, Director ONE MUST FALL

Robbie Robertson, Director WHISTLER'S MOTHER

Antonio Pantoja, Director ONE MUST FALL

" Hands down, one of the BEST film festivals that any up and coming filmmaker could be a part of!  It was truly an honor to have our film screened." 

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Christina Anton, Producer TILLIE

Robbie Robertson, Director WHISTLER'S MOTHER

Antonio Pantoja, Director ONE MUST FALL

"The NEW FILM FESTIVAL GEM OF THE JERSEY SHORE The setting is like none other with the gorgeous water & beach--overlooking NYC and attendees from all over."

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Robbie Robertson, Director WHISTLER'S MOTHER

Robbie Robertson, Director WHISTLER'S MOTHER

Robbie Robertson, Director WHISTLER'S MOTHER

 "Great festival! Such organization and communication. Highly recommend submitting a film or attending their future festivals!"

Our inaugural Weekend was a great Success!

High School Winners Were Amazing

ONE MUST FALL wins the Carver Award!

ONE MUST FALL wins the Carver Award!

Highlands film fest awards, high school

From left: Highlands Film Fest director Rob Kneller,  Isaiah Gomez (Best Scriptwriter), Morgan Barth (Best Actress), Michelle Burger (Best Producer).

ONE MUST FALL wins the Carver Award!

ONE MUST FALL wins the Carver Award!

ONE MUST FALL wins the Carver Award!

One must Fall movie, Taylor Cristine, Antonio Pantoja

Attendees were blown away by ONE MUST FALL!  Producer Taylor Christine, representing film director Antonion Pantoja and crew, accepted the Carver Award for Best Horror Film. from Highlands Film Fest director Rob Kneller.

Olivia Anton Wins Best NJ Film Prize

ONE MUST FALL wins the Carver Award!

Olivia Anton Wins Best NJ Film Prize

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The director of TILLIE was with us to accept her award for Best NJ Film from the Highlands Film Fest.  TILLIE features the iconic Asbury Park cartoon character and was filmed on the Jersey Shore!

Mayor Opens Highlands Film Fest

Mayor Opens Highlands Film Fest

Olivia Anton Wins Best NJ Film Prize

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Mayor Rick O'Neill was kind enough to open the Film Fest on Friday night with a laudatory speech that highlighted the benefits to the town of Highlands.

We Had Fun!

Mayor Opens Highlands Film Fest

Our New Award--Yorick's Skull!

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Attendance was great.  We had many local fans attending as well as film makers from all over the East Coast.  Here is one of the fans who camped out at the door waiting for the Fest to begin.

Our New Award--Yorick's Skull!

Mayor Opens Highlands Film Fest

Our New Award--Yorick's Skull!

Horatio Award from the Hihlands Film Fest

Our new Highlands Film Fest award has been christened "The Yorick" in honor of Hamlet's famous graveyard scene. Sort of appropriate for a horror award, don't you think?



A Great Venue!

Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the United States.

We Like Creative Film Makers!

The Beginning of the Jersey Shore

The Beginning of the Jersey Shore

The Highlands Film Fest is dedicated to showcasing the filmmakers who express their creative visions on low budgets fortified by a lot sweat and dedication. We are New Jersey's newest and funkiest film festival!

The Highlands Bridge is the gateway to the Jersey Shore.

The Beginning of the Jersey Shore

The Beginning of the Jersey Shore

The Beginning of the Jersey Shore

We are a film festival looking for the best entries from around the world, with special consideration given to "home grown" productions featuring 

New Jersey locations and themes. 

Bahr's Restaurant has been a favorite in Highlands, New Jersey for 100 years

Renowned Restaurants and Bars

The Beginning of the Jersey Shore

Renowned Restaurants and Bars

Highlands offers Film Fest attendees many excellent restaurants and bars  to patronize during the event.  And the National Park on Sandy Hook is right across the bridge! Make your film festival visit a vacation!

CONTACT US

Highlands Film Fest

22 Snug Harbor Avenue, Highlands, New Jersey 07732, United States

(973) 714-9841

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