THE MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL AND
THE MONTCLAIR FUND FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
INVITE YOU TO OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
ADMISSION IS FREE
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Producer Hébert Peck will attend for a post-screening discussion
Special Thanks to Magnolia Pictures For Their Support In Making This Screening Possible
Back by popular demand!
The fundamentals of improvisation are the fundamentals of life. Listening, agreeing, forwarding action, taking care of your partner and so much more! You’ll be introduced to those lessons as you play games as well as create characters and scenes using a variety of improv and creativity exercises. Whether you want to be on stage or not, taking an improv class you’ll have the opportunity to discover more about yourself – plus you get to explore all those crazy ideas in your head in the safety of a class. Com’n…you know you want to have fun!
DATES: 6 Wednesdays: 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00
Instructor: Gary Rudoren is an original member of the nationally-recognized Annoyance Theater in Chicago where he was a director/actor/writer and teacher for almost 20 years. He also taught and directed at The Second City in Chicago and The Magnet Theater in NYC. He is co-author of the McSweeney’s humor bible; “Comedy By The Numbers” and his plays have been performed all around the country as well as in the UK.
“Each class I came away laughing and feeling a bit more free. I think that learning the art of improv is an important life skill and I wish I had taken a class years ago!” – Liz, MFF Improv student, Fall 2016
“I signed up for the Improv class to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. I had no idea it would be SO MUCH FUN!” – Sharla, MFF Improv Student, Fall 2016
Registration is now closed. Walk-ins will be welcomed if there is space available.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
University Hall, Montclair State University
We are very excited to announce this year’s line up:
Writing for Late Night Comedy
- Glenn Eichler, Late Night with Stephen Colbert
Virtual Reality 101
- Kiira Benzing, VR Director (Cardboard City)
- Stina Hamlin, VR Producer (Cardboard City)
- Nate Hamlin, VR Producer, Co-Founder State Media
Directing Victoria: Bringing the 19th Century Monarchy to Life
- Tom Vaughan (Victoria, Dr. Foster, The Son)
Editing for Television
- Sheri Bylander (The Americans, FX)
- Amanda Pollack (The Americans, FX)
- Daniel Valverde (The Americans, FX)
- Marli Scharlin, Eko Studio
Crowdfunding your Film
- Christina Raia, Seed & Spark
- Greg Cohan, Seed & Spark
The BTS program is designed for students and adults from all backgrounds to discover the process for building a career in film and television through engagement with leading industry professionals. This year’s program focuses on television production, virtual reality, interactive storytelling, and strategies for crowd funding film projects, marking the first time that careers in interactive disciplines have been highlighted at BTS.
Susan Skoog, the Director of Programming for the Film Institute at Montclair State said, “Once again, we are thrilled to partner with MFF to bring Behind the Screen to our campus. BTS has become a much anticipated, annual event for our students and the community. This years hands-on opportunities and master classes are particularly exciting for the students and faculty.”
“Behind the Screen gives students and film lovers of all ages an opportunity to learn about the nuts and bolts of the creative process from leading voices in the industry. In addition to our traditional Film and TV Master Classes, this year’s program allows students to explore, interact, and experience exciting new forms of visual storytelling,” said MFF Education Director Sue Hollenberg.
Thanks to generous support from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Behind The Screen 2017 is free and open to the public.
LA LA LAND
A breathtaking throwback to the retro look and feel of classic Hollywood musicals, LA LA LAND is a delightful romance filled with magic and whimsy. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle (WHIPLASH), LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
Do you want to write an original script but don’t know where to begin? In this workshop, you’ll analyze the work of successfully produced screenplays to discover the fundamentals of screenwriting and receive invaluable feedback as you create your own short script.
(Class size: 7 – 10)
Dates: 6 Saturdays: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25
Time: 10:00 -12:00
Grades: 9 – 12
Space is limited!
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. CLICK HERE TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
For information contact: Education@MontclairFilmFest.org
*Scholarships are available @ MontclairFilmFest.org/Scholarship
Saturday, February 4th!
Wellmont Theater – 5 Seymour Street, Montclair
$200 VIP Main Floor Experience (Tax Deductible Amount: $100)
VIP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
- Inside Scoop About MFF’s New Home
- Everyone’s A Winner Live Auction
- Open Bar and Food by Events by Joni
- 1 Sheet of Raffle Tickets
- Reserved VIP Section During Main Event
$100 General Admission Main Floor (Tax Deductible Amount: $35)
All tickets are general admission (Bar Area and Floor Sections are the same general admission area).
- Doors Open 8:00 pm
- 2 Drink Vouchers and 80’s Nostalgic Nibbles
All tickets are general admission (all balcony levels are one general admission area).
- Doors Open at 8:00 pm
- Cash Bar and Concessions
Please Note: To avoid Ticketmaster fees, you can purchase tickets in person at the Wellmont Box Office. The Box Office is located at 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ 07042. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 noon to 4pm.
Available to all ticket holders:
- Enter Raffle to Sing With the Band
- Cash Food Trucks for Late Night Noshing
Proceeds benefit the Montclair Film Festival’s
non-profit film & education programs
DATE: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
TIME: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
COST: $40 Members (MAM or MFF)
Learn to edit your video footage like a professional. This hands-on beginner workshop will cover the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software Adobe Premiere Pro. Whether you’re aspiring to make simple home movies, YouTube shorts, or the next Hollywood blockbuster, Premiere Pro is an affordable and user-friendly way to get the job done. Students are welcome to bring an external hard drive that stores footage they would like to edit, though it is not required. Workshops will be held at the Montclair Art Museum. (Class size: 8-13)
(Please note: We are having difficulties with this payment page – please register and we will reach out to you for payment.
REGISTRATION FOR THE MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL’S 2017
EMERGING FILMMAKER COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN!
SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 1, 2017.
GENERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES
Films must be received or postmarked by March 1, 2017.
Winners will be announced on March 24, 2017.
- Student’s films can be entered into one of the following divisions:
Cinemaniacs: Grades 4 – 6
Storytellers: Grades 7 – 9
Visionaries: Grades 10 – 12
- Filmmakers in the Cinemaniacs and Storyteller divisions may submit a film up to 4 minutes in length.
- Filmmakers in the Visionaries division may submit a film up to 5 minutes in length.
- Award categories include:
- Narrative– a story of connected events, real or imaginary. May contain elements of humor, narration, non-fiction, etc.
- Documentary– a non-fiction film intended to instruct, inform the audience or maintain an historical record.
- Comedy– Ha! (You get it.)
- Experimental– films that explores alternatives to traditional narratives
- Social Impact – films that engage with social issues
- Awards are determined by the EFC Committee. Not all categories may receive awards, and the MFF reserves the right to add awards for outstanding achievement.
- Illegal use of copyrighted material is prohibited and may disqualify your submission.
- No film will be accepted if it has been submitted to our previous EFC or Kidz Shortz program.
- The MFF reserves the right to show and use stills from all submissions and EFC events for promotional purposes.
- By submitting a film to the Emerging Filmmaker Competition, the filmmaker agrees to and is aware of these policies and general rules.
- Films can be shot on any format (smart phone, video, digital video, etc.)
- If your film is chosen to be viewed during the Montclair Film Festival, it needs to be compatible with our screens. Please use the specs below when creating your short.
- Filming Specs: (iMovie, Final Cut Pro are programs that meet these requirements)
- 1998 x 1080 Pro Res 422(HQ) for Flat or 2048 x 858 Pro Res 422(HQ) for Scope
- Frame rate of 23.98pSf – LT/Rt or Stereo
REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION
- To ensure a blind jury, please submit your short without any credits. If your film is chosen, you can save time and energy by having a copy with credits ready to go.
- Absolutely no names, credit listings orschool credits can be visible on the submitted film.
- Make sure your registration number is written clearly on the DVD or Flash Drive, and on the outer envelope.
- All submissions must include a paragraph summary of your submitted short.
- Send film submissions on a DVD* or flashdrive* to:
Montclair Film Festival
41 Watchung Plaza, #345
Montclair, NJ 07042
*We are currently exploring additional submission formats. We will contact all registrants and update the information here if a new submission format is added.
NEED HELP GETTING STARTED?
- Visit the MFF’s Education page to check out our Filmmaking Workshops and Classes!
- Qualified groups can request a free Emerging Filmmaker Workshop in their school or community organization. For more information, contact Education@MontclairFilmFest.org.
READY TO GO?
If you have any questions regarding the Emerging Filmmaker Competition, please email our EFC Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org