TWO NIGHTS OF FRIGHTS! October 9-10, 2020

TWO NIGHTS OF FRIGHTS! October 9-10, 2020

TWO NIGHTS OF FRIGHTS! October 9-10, 2020 TWO NIGHTS OF FRIGHTS! October 9-10, 2020

Highlands Borough Community Center

22 Snug Harbor Avenue, Highlands NJ 07732


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

Our inaugural Weekend was a great Success!

High School Winners Were Amazing

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 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


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 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!


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!

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?



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!




Highlands Film Fest

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

(973) 714-9841

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A Great Venue!

We Like Creative Film Makers!

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

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 Beginning of the Jersey Shore

The Highlands Bridge is the gateway to 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. 

Renowned Restaurants and Bars

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

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!