The Montclair Film Festival Open For Film Submissions, Fall Education Programs And Partnerships Announced

The Montclair Film Festival Open For Film Submissions,
Fall Education Programs And Partnerships Announced
Festival Now Accepting Films for Consideration,
Kidz Shortz Competition Launch,
New Partnership with Montclair Art Museum Announced

November 3, 2014, Montclair, NJ— The Montclair Film Festival today announced

the opening of its annual film submission process. With opportunities for
consideration in six categories, including, fiction, non-fiction, world cinema, short
films, New Jersey films, and student filmmaking, the festival has expanded opportunities
for filmmakers from around the world to submit their work for the 4th
Annual Montclair Film Festival, scheduled for May 2015. Interested filmmakers
may visit for more information on how to submit their

Kidz Shortz
The Montclair Film Festival is also inviting submissions for its annual Kidz Shortz
youth filmmaking competition, sponsored by American Express. This program is
an opportunity for young filmmakers from around the country to showcase their
work and compete for awards and recognition. Selected films will be screened at
the 4th annual Montclair Film Festival in May 2015. Filmmakers from grades 4-12
are encouraged to enter their short films, free of charge, by registering at

A New Educational Partnership
The Montclair Film Festival is also proud to announce the launch of an exciting
new educational partnership with the Montclair Art Museum’s Yard School of Art.
The partnership will feature film education classes and screenings at the museum
during the Winter 2015 season. Full program details will be announced in November

“We are very excited to begin the process of evaluating films submitted for consideration,” said Montclair Film Festival Executive Director Tom Hall. “In addition,
working with partners like the Montclair Art Museum, the festival continues its
commitment to supporting our local institutions through outstanding film education
programs. This season is only the beginning of what will be a robust and farreaching
expansion into year-round programs in our community and beyond.”

About The Montclair Film Festival
The Montclair Film Festival, Inc. (MFF), a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization,
nurtures and showcases the talents of filmmakers from around the region
and world. MFF unites, empowers, educates and celebrates our region’s diverse
cultural heritage and robust artistic community by presenting an annual spring
festival and a growing assortment of engaging programs and events all year long.
The fourth annual spring festival will take place in May 2015. MFF 2014 was
made possible through generous support from Signature Sponsor Investors
Bank; Presenting Sponsors Audi, Audible and the Horizon Foundation for New
Jersey; and Leadership Sponsors Chubb, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
and Hackensack UMC/Mountainside, among others. Kidz Shortz is sponsored by
American Express. For information about MFF, visit

Montclair Art Museum
The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international
reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American
art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three
hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings,
prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists
from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native
American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples
from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs
serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum
on a regular basis.

MAM’s Yard School of Art is the leading regional art school, offering a multitude
of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional
artists. The Yard School was recently recognized in the Discover Jersey Arts
People’s Choice Awards 2012 as the Favorite Place to Take a Kid’s and Adult Art

The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair,
N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website,, or by calling 973-746-5555.