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Don’t Forget to Grab Your 2016 Mff Pin

Spend the day in Montclair and take advantage of great local discount
deals just for wearing your pin! Stop by or call participating partners.
You never know what amazing deals you’ll find.

Below is the list of participating partners.
For details on their location and details of their discount, please see the 2016 MFF Catalog

Architecture, Building & Design
Sarah Vogel Landscape Design

Educational Provider
Music for Aardvarks

Healthcare, Fitness and Well-Being
Aurora DeJuliis Medi-Spa Boone Studio
Halley Mechanic LLC
New Jersey Plastic Surgery
The Bar Method Montclair
Yoga Mechanics

Non-Profit Organization
Montclair Historical Society
Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts

Realtors & Real Estate Development
Coldwell Banker – Oneida Mendez Laws, GRI, SRES
Keller Williams Realty-NJ Metro Group

Restaurants, Food & Wine
Amanti Vino
Bareburger
Java Love
juice basin
Red Eye Cafe
Sandwich Theory
The Little Daisy Bake Shop

Retail
Churchill Rugs & Carpets LLC
Co Co an experience, Inc.
Dolly Moo
East Side Mags
Fastframe
Gleek and Howard
Heratij
Jacklyn Kling
Distinctive Framework
Just Kidding Around
Mary Marino Jewelry
Montclair Antique Center
Piazza Della Sole
South Moon Under
Valley Girl
Wade Maxx Art & Framing Gallery
Watchung Booksellers

Service Provider
C3Workspace
Moline Kronberg
Protravel International (Martha McKay)
Pure Energy Hair Studio
Shades of Montclair
Vanity Salon

2016 Submissions

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Submissions for the 2016 Festival are now closed.

If you have programming questions, please email programming@montclairfilmfest.org.

Celebrating our 5th year, the Montclair Film Festival has established itself as New Jersey’s leading film non-profit, with hundreds of screenings, events, education programs and community partnerships providing a unique opportunity for our diverse audience to connect with filmmakers working in all different genres and forms. In addition, our festivals hosts dozens of film and television professionals, offering filmmakers a chance to forge new relationships across the industry. 

Featuring a rich program of films in the Fiction, Non-Fiction, World Cinema, Short and Student Filmmaking categories, as well as a program dedicated to the work of filmmakers from New Jersey, The Montclair Film Festival offers emerging and established artists to present their films in a world-class screening environment, with curated competitions, Audience Awards, and opportunities to reach attending members of the national press. 

Located just a short ride away from New York City, with public transportation directly into midtown Manhattan, Montclair offers a relaxed community environment with sophisticated audiences deeply engaged in the art of film.   

Submit your film today and join us for The 5th Annual Montclair Film Festival, April 29-May 8th, 2016! We can’t wait to see your work!

Deadlines

Early bird Deadline: November 20th, 2015

Regular Deadline: December 14th, 2015

Late Deadline: January 8th, 2016

Extended Deadline: January 15th, 2016

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Seeking a Friend Screening – Recap

It was a warm welcome for Montclair State University alumna Lorene Scafaria. The Writer and Director of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World took questions after a screening (and the East Coast premiere!) at MSU’s Kasser Theater on June 21, 2012. The film premiered around the country the next day and stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.

See the full gallery HERE

Q & A with MFF’s Thom Powers and audience members (about 6 minutes)

Read the Barista.net review of the event HERE

MFF’s 2nd Annual Pre-Oscar Party

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Audi Logo
Comedy Central Logo

RBC LogoNB Black Logo

MSU
EVENT TASTING 
SPONSORS

Affinage Cheese Shop
Ah’ Pizz
Amanti Vino
Angelbeck’s
Brick Lane Curry House
Brooklyn Brewery
Brookside Thai
Comfort Food Kitchen

Events by Joni
Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen
Romarsi Pesto
Strassburger Meats

Terra at the Isabel Rose

The Chocolate Path

The Little Daisy Bake Shop

Tia’s Food of Love
Whole Foods Market

EVENT SPONSORS

Bobbi Brown & Steven Plofker
City Knickerbocker Lighting
Dan D’errico Photography
Eclectic Encore Props
Mark Fitzmartin
Frank Schramm Photography

 

BASKET DONORS

Angelbeck’s
Anjali Aromatics
Banyan Tree
Daniel and Luce Battsek
The Bond Academy
Chocolate Path
Clearview Cinemas
Clores Flowers
Evelyn and Stephen Colbert
CookieBella Bake shop
Costanera Restaurant
Earthly Treasures
LIVE! with Kelly
Osteria Giotto
Papermill Playhouse
Shelley and Keith Phillips
Piazza del Sol
Skin Care by Hoda
Wellmont Theatre

A Conversation with Stephen Colbert

On Fri. Dec. 2, Stephen Colbert appeared in conversation with journalist and Montclair resident Jonathan Alter at the historic Wellmont Theatre.  The standing-room-only audience of over 1700 people were participating in a fundraiser for the first annual Montclair Film Festival. Read more about the night here.

In Steve Adubato’s introductory remarks, he announced MFF’s newly appointed festival directors Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen. The New York Times ran a piece earlier that day about the appointment.

 

 

 

 

See the full gallery on facebook…

Kidz Shortz Results

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

The Montclair International Film Festival (MIFF) is proud to announce the recipients of the First Annual “Kidz Shortz” filmmaking competition, an educational initiative aimed at showcasing and inspiring the talent of Northern New Jersey students in grades 4 through 12, on the theme, “My Town…The Way I See It.”

To ALL students who submitted films:

SAVE THE DATE, Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Awards Ceremony and Certificate pick up

Awards go to winners in the following categories:

 


VISIONARIES (grades 10-12)

The Grand Visionary Award

Sean Ford for his film

Beaver Lake

Sean lives in Lafayette, New Jersey and is in the 12th grade at Pope John XXIII Regional High School


The Second Place Visionary Award
William Sokoloski for his film

The BeastWilliam lives in Maplewood, New Jersey and is in the 11th grade at Columbia High School


STORYTELLERS (grades 7-9)

The Grand Storyteller Award

Siblings James and Lily Feinberg for their film

My Town the Way I See It: a How to Guide

James and Lily live in Montclair, New Jersey where James is in the 8th grade and Lily in the 6th grade, both at Glenfield Middle School


The Second Place Storyteller Award
Siblings Maya and Jeremy Stepansky for their film

Hispanic Cuisine in MontclairMaya and Jeremy live in Montclair, New Jersey where they are both in the 7th grade at Renaissance School


Cinemaniac Award (grades 4-6)

The Grand Cinemaniac Award

Kaya Schuster for her film

My Town… the Way I See It

Kaya lives in Montclair, New Jersey and is in the 5th grade at Hillside Elementary School


The Second Place Cinemaniac Award
Gracie Chase for her film

Grand Tour MontclairGracie lives in Montclair, New Jersey and is in the 5th grade at Hillside Elementary School

 

Honorable Mention Awards:

 

Best Storyline

Emily Schnorr and Mara Evans

Picnic

 

Most Visually Compelling

Marie Orlowski

Choices

 

Most Original

Anna Brancaccio, Sam Schnorr and Danielle

Robospeedman 2000

 

Best Message

Stephanie Brewster, Shanelle Forde, Althea George, John Bosco-Johnson, Michael Jones,
Javia McKenzie, Marjea McKoy, Nia Pierce, Tasneem Nathari, Ronald Reid, Marquise Newby

Hope for the Homeless

 

Most Creative

Ethan Oberman

Sedated Seat

Best Animation

Marion Ambito, Zahira Corrigan,
Sam Niggli

Amateur Night

 

 

 

 

Best Cinematography

Alex Holzman, Mackenzie Allen, Brandon Fernandez, Dominique Bridges

High Fructose

 

Special Mention

A SLICE OF MONTCLAIR
Alegra Givins
ARTHUR
Britton Korbel
THEODORE
Corey
THE MISSING REEL
Alex Holzman, Mackenzie Allen, Melanie Griffith, Mark Hawrylo
DREAMER, NOT I
Clyde Bonsil
THE CHASE
Nick Mead, Casey Potters, Aiden O’Connor and, Hank Felix
MY TOWN THE WAY I SEE IT
Grace Reddington
CARNIVAL
Lilly Jones
LIFE
John General
CITY LIGHTS, COUNTRY NIGHTS
Anne Earl, Katelyn Barnes
THE LEGACY TRAIT
Marie Orlowski, Kale Ziadie, Sam Sweedy, Triston Lafferriere
CRADLE
Mackenzie Allen, Jess Nguyen, Emily Pietrangelo, Katie Padmore
LITTLE RED
Franchesca Moran, Colin Mazelis, Natasha Langfritz, Melanie Grifith, Ryan Herbert
THIS GUN
Nick Bartlett, Dylan Harney, Hank Felix and Aiden O’Connor
SEE YOU SOON
Emily Greenberg
SCHOOL DAZE
Ryan Callahan
FANTASIES
Holly Horne
SATURDAY
Marc Anthony Ferre
INNER PEACE
Kevin Woods
THE VISUAL EXPERIENCE
Marie Orlowski
GREEN LIGHT
Anna and Zoe Ferguson
HER MEMORY
Sarah Bowbliss, Franchesca Moran, Colin Mazelis, Freddy Porras
PENITENCE
Alex Holzman, Brandon Fernandez, Sidney gabrich, Addison Frinzi, Danielle Mohan
BLOB WARS
William Sokoloski
A PERFORMER’S HOME
Daisy Chase



 


Jury
The winning films were chosen during a viewing session at MIFF’s storefront headquarters at 494 Bloomfield Avenue in downtown Montclair by a jury of professional filmmakers and artists, academics, community leaders and film students.

 

The jury consisted of:

 

  • Bob Barth, MSU Film Studies Student
  • Kahane Cooperman, Producer, Daily Show
  • Mark Fitzmartin, Executive Producer, ARF&CO
  • Andy Foster, Owner, Studio 51 Gallery
  • Eli Graff, Student
  • Monika Kolodziej, MSU Film Studies Student
  • Lisa Ingersoll, former Media Director, Euro RSCG Advertising
  • Robbie Ladov, Student
  • Alexis McNutt, Digital Video instructor, Yard School, Montclair Art Museum
  • Anthony Pemberton, Head of the Montclair State University Film Studies Program
  • Dawn Porter, President, Trilogy Films
  • Ann Rubin, former Producer, PBS