PROJECT FX, the Count Basie Theatre’s Statewide Student Film Festival presented by Bank of America, was back for its second year of searching for New Jersey’s best and brightest student filmmakers. In 2015, 20 of the best filmmakers in the state competed in the first-ever PROJECT FX fest, which our industry judges and panelists agreed contained a ton of true, Hollywood talent.

Rules and regulations can be found here.


The Festival awarded a first, second, and third-place prize. The prizes will be awarded to the top three High School films and the top three College films.

  1. First Prize – Internship Experience at Sony Pictures Classics in New York
  2. Second Prize – Sony Digital Movie Camera
  3. Third Prize – Cash award of $500
    *If the film was put together by a team only the person designated as the Team Leader will be awarded the prize.


Coming soon