BEST NJ FEATURE FILM
From NJ director Ryan D. Mooore . An unambitious stoner finds her life turned upside down when she stumbles upon a vape pen that allows her to time travel.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
From 80 year-old Bern Cohen! Although it's about MALIBU BABY, this video was shot on the beach and boardwalk at Point Pleasant, NJ
BUDD ABBOTT AWARD
Sherman Kinsley is a "Laugh Coordinator," for the last canned laughter studio in show business. The band of misfits provide the laugh track for an unkillable sitcom, Until...
BEST TV COMEDY PILOT
Based on true stories. Follows a first date that goes awry based on misunderstanding of what "transitions" means to each party.
BEST ROMANTIC COMEDY
An actor must win the lead stage role to capture the heart of the actress he loves. A swashbuckler of laughter.
High-octane cyclist puts the pedals to the metal. The gloves are off in this spoof of a popular series about Formula 1 racing.
WILLIAM ASHER AWARD
They want to be super heroes. To prove it they have to catch the fiendish fisherman who is turning people into fish bait. "Ticks all the B-Movie boxes!” - Screen Critix
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
Scottish folklore has it that says if any group of lads stand for long enough anywhere on these historic lands a storyteller will appear--he is the Sharkey.
ZUCKERMAN MEMORIAL AWARD
A noir mystery comedy about a young man who rents an NYC apartment haunted by the intolerable ghost of a legendarily bad stand up comedian.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT
On the road as a Loan Officer for the bank, Ms. Rossi encounters some obstacles along the way as she tries to do her job.
BEST WEDDING VIDEO
When bride Olivia's wedding day begins to spin out of control , she wonders if her relationship can weather the storm.
BEST COSTUME COMEDY
When his girlfriend gets sick, he dons a funky chicken costume and performs badly at an 80 year old woman’s birthday party.
To support and promote independent filmmakers who strive to make us laugh with films that are fun, outrageous and entertaining. Highlands Film Fest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Highlands Film Fest is now in its fifth year. Our SUMMER DRIVE-IN scheduled for August 11-12 will feature COMEDY, Our indoor presentation scheduled for October 7-8, 2023 will feature the HORROR genre.
We give special consideration to student films and films that are made in the state of New Jersey but we will screen films from around the world.
Do you have questions about our festival? Would you like to suggest a film for next year's festival? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.
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