Nominations have been announced for the New Jersey School Boards Association’s sponsored student film category, “N.J. Hometown Documentary Short (under 5 minutes)” in the annual Garden State Film Festival.

The four-day festival draws over 15,000 people to Asbury Park each year. This year, it will be held from March 21- 24.

The nominated films will be screened at the 2024 NJSBA Workshop at the Student Film Showcase movie theater on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22-23. Further details, including the exact time, will be announced at a later date.

The films will also be screened at the Garden State Film Festival on Saturday, March 23 at 9:15 a.m. in the “Student Block” of films at the Berkeley Carteret Hotel in Asbury Park.

One student winner will be announced at the festival’s Awards Gala on March 24. That student’s district will receive $500 from the NJSBA to support TV/film programs at their school.

Below, the student film nominations are broken down by county.

Atlantic County

Hammonton High School
“World Champions: Hammonton Little League”

Bergen County

Westwood Regional High School
“Generations of Homemade Happiness”

Hunterdon County

Delaware Valley Regional High School
“A History of Video Violence”

Monmouth County

Middletown High School
“Behind the Stage: Exit 109”

Passaic County

Clifton High School
“Clifton: My Hometown”

Union County and Somerset County

Franklin and Linden high schools
“The Challenge”

Union County

Roselle Park
“Theater through the Eyes of Performers”

Questions about NJSBA’s student film category can be directed to Robin Kampf, digital media producer at NJSBA, via email.