From left: Highlands Film Fest director Rob Kneller, Isaiah Gomez (Best Scriptwriter), Morgan Barth (Best Actress), Michelle Burger (Best Producer).
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.
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 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.
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 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?
One of Saturday's featured films, BOXED, is in the running for the
Best Short Film - Live Action- 92nd Academy Awards.
So far, BOXED has been selected by 50 Festivals, garnering 6 wins and 16 nominations.
Come and join us as we screen this great short film!
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!
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.
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!