Grab Your #MFF16 Pin


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
Java Love
juice basin
Red Eye Cafe
Sandwich Theory
The Little Daisy Bake Shop

Churchill Rugs & Carpets LLC
Co Co an experience, Inc.
Dolly Moo
East Side Mags
Gleek and Howard
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
Moline Kronberg
Protravel International (Martha McKay)
Pure Energy Hair Studio
Shades of Montclair
Vanity Salon

2016 Submissions


Submissions for the 2016 Festival are now closed.

If you have programming questions, please email

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!


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

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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 review of the event HERE

MFF’s 2nd Annual Pre-Oscar Party



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Comedy Central Logo

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Affinage Cheese Shop
Ah’ Pizz
Amanti Vino
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


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



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

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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…