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 Awards will be presented to the winners in the following categories: animation, commercial, documentary, full feature, news, sports short, commercial, P.S.A, short feature, experimental, and music video. Feature films should be no longer than 20 minutes in length.

Students do not need to attend school in Ocean County to submit a film. Last year, the festival received more than 120 films submissions from national and international independent filmmakers.

Films will be shown at a red carpet event at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library on Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m.

Applications with guidelines for film submission are available at or at all Ocean County Library branches.

The deadline for submission is March 20. Entries must be original work and can be submitted via US mail or electronically to

Funding for the Ocean County Library Student Film Festival is made possible in part by the Ocean County Library, the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the Rotary Clubs and the Kiwanis Clubs in Ocean County.