"A one minute film strips an idea to its core and sends an arrow straight to the center of its target."  Joan Ellis

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Last summer, more than 800 people enjoyed New Jersey's first outdoor one minute film festival under the stars at the Atlantic Highlands Marina.  On Saturday July 17, FilmOneFest, a free, fun, town-wide outdoor celebration of the short-short film, returns.

The party begins Saturday afternoon with a street fair co-sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Arts Council.  Enjoy special treats, sidewalk  entertainers,  and live music while visiting the unique small shops and restaurants on First Ave. from 2 pm until 6pm.

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FilmOneFest 2010, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council's second annual one minute film festival returns to the Bayshore on Saturday, July 17, 2010.  More than 800 people enjoyed movies under the stars by at FilmOneFest 2009. photo credit: David Brown

At 7 pm, FilmOneFest presents the M Shanghai String Band on a portable stage at the Atlantic Highlands Marina.  While the acclaimed New York jug band plays, stilt walkers, jugglers, face painters and more will mix and mingle with the festival audience.  Free drinks and popcorn will be provided by Whole Foods Market Middletown, and artwork, food and souvenirs will be available to purchase.

Beginning at 9 pm, sixty films– a movie a minute- will be screened outdoors under the stars on a large inflatable screen, with film trivia contests  and music at intermissions.

Films are submitted by local, national, and international filmmakers in four categories: Bayshore, Student, ONE (work that addresses larger questions of community, politics and social unity), and OPEN(animation, experimental work, etc.) The sixty winning entries are selected and prizes awarded by an expert panel of judges, including truTV Executive Producer Jon Crowley, film critic Joan Ellis, sound editor Gedney Webb, and film commentator Victor Zak.

Audience members may bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Premium seating is available to purchase for $10 at http://filmonefest.org, or at the festival. This year FilmOneFest is ADA compliant, with deaf signers and free assistive listening devices and Braille and large print programs available.  In event of rain or high winds, the festival will be held at the Charles Hesse Parish Hall, 55 South Ave., Atlantic Highlands. Admission and parking are free.  FilmOneFest accepts donations of nonperishable food for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry.

On Sunday July 18 from 11 am – 1 pm, meet festival organizers and filmmakers at an awards reception at Julia’s Restaurant, 91 First Ave. Atlantic Highlands. Tickets may be purchased at http://filmonefest.org, at the Flaky Tart, 145 First Ave., or at Julia’s Restaurant.


This program is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council,732-856-8383, http://filmonefest.org and  is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

At 7 pm, FilmOneFest presents the M Shanghai String Band on a portable stage at the Atlantic Highlands Marina.  While the acclaimed New York jug band plays, stilt walkers, jugglers, face painters and more will mix and mingle with the festival audience.  Free drinks and popcorn will be provided by Whole Foods Market Middletown, and artwork, food and souvenirs will be available to purchase.

Beginning at 9 pm, sixty films– a movie a minute- will be screened outdoors under the stars on a large inflatable screen, with film trivia contests  and music at intermissions.

Films are submitted by local, national, and international filmmakers in four categories: Bayshore, Student, ONE (work that addresses larger questions of community, politics and social unity), and OPEN(animation, experimental work, etc.) The sixty winning entries are selected and prizes awarded by an expert panel of judges, including truTV Executive Producer Jon Crowley, film critic Joan Ellis, sound editor Gedney Webb, and film commentator Victor Zak.

Audience members may bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Premium seating is available to purchase for $10 at http://filmonefest.org, or at the festival. This year FilmOneFest is ADA compliant, with deaf signers and free assistive listening devices and Braille and large print programs available.  In event of rain or high winds, the festival will be held at the Charles Hesse Parish Hall, 55 South Ave., Atlantic Highlands. Admission and parking are free.  FilmOneFest accepts donations of nonperishable food for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry.

On Sunday July 18 from 11 am – 1 pm, meet festival organizers and filmmakers at an awards reception at Julia’s Restaurant, 91 First Ave. Atlantic Highlands. Tickets may be purchased at http://filmonefest.org, at the Flaky Tart, 145 First Ave., or at Julia’s Restaurant.


This program is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council,732-856-8383, http://filmonefest.org and  is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.