ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – The 4th Annual FilmOneFest held Saturday night under the stars at the municipal harbor brought about 1,500 people out to watch one-minute films.

Filmmakers from around the world submitted their one-minute films to judging by FilmOneFest organizers.


Prior to the viewing, the audience, who had staked out their territory with blankets and lawn chairs, were entertained with music from Sibling Rivalry and sampled food from local vendors. A flash mob delighted the crowd as a large group of people jumped up and starting dancing.

Photos from the event can be viewed here:


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The following awards winners were announced at the ceremony held Sunday at the Strauss Mansion in the borough:

Audience Choice Award
“Keep Drawing”
Juan Ha – Korea

Jury Award
Matt Hammill – Canada
Judge – Gedney Webb

Jury Award
“Brotherly Love”
Michael Boylan – Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Judge – Susan Littenberg

Jury Award
Misko Iho – Finland
Judge – Victor Zak

Jury Award
Aritz Moreno – Spain
Judge – Jon Crowley

Jury Award
Stephan Whelan – United Kingdom
Judge – Joan Ellis

Jury Award
“Almighty Doodles”
Simone Giampaolo – United Kingdom
Judge – Carol Cuddy

Directors’ Choice Award
“Change in C Minor”
David Herbruck – Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Co-Directors Julie Gartenberg and Robert O’Connor

Honorable Mention:

“Change in C Minor”
David Herbruck – Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Judge Joan Ellis

“Gus of Golden Bell”
Christina Eliopoulos – Eatontown, NJ
Judge Jon Crowley

“Colosse – A Wood Tale”
Yves Geleyn – France
Judge Gedney Webb

“Sarina – One Minute Portraits”
Tara Fallaux & Stijn Ghijsen – Netherlands
Judge Susan Littenberg

“The Geese of July”
David Rhee – Rumson, NJ
Judge Joan Ellis

“Leny – One Minute Portraits”
Tara Fallaux & Stijn Ghijsen – Netherlands
Judge Carol Cuddy

“Fastest Way”
Eckhard Kruse – Germany
Judge Victor Zak

Nikki Denis – North Carolina
Judge Joan Ellis

“Firefly Fishing”
Matthew K. – New York
Co-Directors Julie Gartenberg & Robert O’Connor

The videos will be available for viewing on FilmOneFest website at .

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