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Atlantic Highlands' FilmOneFest Festival Reports on Its Short Film Awards

August 24, 2013


The Atlantic Highlands' short film festival, held July 21, in the Municipal Harbor, showcased filmmakers from around the world and celebrated its 5th anniversary.

According to a release, this year, several films were the spotlight, as they reflected the remarkable spirit of the Jersey Shore after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

The films at the Short Short Film Festival this year truly reflected not only such extraordinary talent, but a passion for film making as numerous diverse stories were told from the independent film making community. In 2012, called FilmOneFest "probably the best little film festival in the world."

Judges awarded six Jury Awards, three Spirit of the Shore Awards, a Best Animation Award, Directors' Choice Award and nine Honorable Mentions out of over 200 reviewed entries.

Directors' Choice: "Designed Around You" by Caleb Slain

Jury Awards:

(Juror Jon Crowley): "Slob Evolution" by Simon Willows

(Joan Ellis): "Supersede" by James Baker

(Gedney Webb): "The Island" by Hugh Kretschmer

(Susan Littenberg): "The Sandy Project" by Neal Bennett

(Susan Littenberg): "Wagner's Life in Miniature" by Simon Russell

(Victor Zak): "Travel to Paradise" by Nitin Das

Best Animation: "Paper Age" by Ken Ottoman

Audience Choice: "Best Friends a kid, a dog and a puddle" by Julian Burrett

Spirit of the Shore:

First Place: "Our Time to Shine" by David Allen

Second Place: "Oh Sandy, A New Dawn is Rising Behind You" by Paul Marcontell

Third Place: "The Sandy Project" by Neal Bennett.

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