Junior Jury 2017
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MFF Awarded Funding
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
THE MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL AND THE MONTCLAIR FUND FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE INVITE YOU TO OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 7:30 PM GLENFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL 25 Maple Ave, Montclair, NJ ADMISSION IS FREE CLICK TO REGISTER In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next […]
Please Vote for MFF
Voting in the 2017 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards is currently underway! Please show your support for MFF
IMPROV for ADULTS
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 […]
2017 Behind the Screen
Registration is now closed. Walk-ins will be welcomed if there is space available. Sunday, January 29, 2017 University Hall, Montclair State University Click here for BTS Program and Bios 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 […]
Announcing 2017 Behind the Screen Program
La La Land
MFF Members Please Join Us For One Of This Year’s Most Talked-About Oscar® Contenders! LA LA LAND Monday, December 5th 7:00 PM Bellevue Theater 260 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair $14 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 […]
I Want My MFF
Help Us Raise The Roof On Our New Home To Open April 2017! Proceeds benefit the Montclair Film Festival’s non-profit film & education programs 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 […]
2017 Emerging Filmmakers Competition is Open for Submissions
2018 EFC Registration Now Open
Registration is now open! Submissions will be accepted through March 4th, 2018. General Rules and Guidelines Films must be uploaded or postmarked by March 4, 2018 Winners will be announced on March 26, 2018. Awards ceremony and screening will be held during the Montclair Film Festival April 26-May 6th. Student’s films can be entered into […]
Annual Report (2015-2016)
Click to Open Annual Report We are pleased to share the Montclair Film Festival’s first-ever Annual Report, which captures our history, extraordinary growth, and bright vision for the future. Thanks to your support, the Montclair Film Festival has become a leader in presenting screenings, conversations, special events, workshops, and classes that promote a greater understanding, awareness, […]
Join Us For a Special Screening! MOONLIGHT Monday, October 17th 7:30 PM Bellevue Theater, 260 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair Tickets are $14 A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in […]
Celebrity Fundraiser Announced!
Wow, That Was Weird: A Post-Election Evening With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver Saturday, November 19th, 8:00 PM New Jersey Performing Arts Center We’re proud to announce our 6th Annual Fundraiser, which promises to be an hilarious evening with Stephen Colbert and 2016 Emmy winner John Oliver, who will come together for an on-stage […]
We’re Cool and You Can Be Too!
Be a part of it! JOIN or RENEW your membership to MFF NOW and get early access to all of our COOL programming and events including our 6th Annual Celebrity Fundraiser that will be announced next week!
2017 Festival Submission Open
Submissions Open for 2017 Festival
Submissions for the 2017 Festival are now open! Celebrating our sixth 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 […]
JAWS – August 19th
Sink Your Teeth Into Our Final Free Outdoor Screening Of The Season! JAWS with live pre-show music by Mamou’s Party! Friday, August 19th Church Street, Montclair Film begins at dusk (approx. 8:45 pm) but come early for live music! When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist […]
The Wiz! Fri. July 29th
When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she’s miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. […]
On behalf of all of us here at the MFF and Van Vleck House and Gardens, please accept our sincere apology for the very unexpected, premature and wet ending to our free Summer Series screening of PURPLE RAIN, an evening that started off so beautifully. With the change of date, the sprinkler system schedule […]
The Montclair Film Festival Announces Additional 2016 Festival Education Programs
Immigration Art Auction
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Grab Your #MFF16 Pin
After the movie, spend the day in Montclair and take advantage of great local discounts & deals just for wearing your pin!
Audible Lounge is Open
Stop by and visit us at the Audible Lounge 544 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair Mon. – Sat. 11AM – 5PM Buy tickets in person Browse and purchase new MFF16 merchandise See our amazing Immigration Art Installation Enjoy a cup of coffee from Official Coffee Sponsor, Java Love
Norman Reedus to Attend The Montclair Film Festival
Sensory Friendly Screenings
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#MFF16 Program Announced!
Drumroll, please! We’re thrilled to present the A+ #MFF16 lineup! Join us in Montclair for the 5th Annual Montclair Film Festival: April 29 through May 8. This year’s Festival will showcase over 150 films, special events, conversations, parties, and panels. In addition, over 100 filmmakers and other special guests will join us over the course of ten […]
The Montclair Film Festival Announces 2016 Festival Program
2016 EFC Winners Announced
2016 EFC Winners Announced
The Montclair Film Festival Announces 2016 Emerging Filmmaker Competition Winners This year’s competition, the festival’s 5th annual, features 20 winning films from 17 different area schools. The winning films will be screened at MFF’s annual Emerging Filmmaker Competition ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Wellmont Theater. A complimentary after party for […]
The Montclair Film Festival Announces Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece Films
MFF Announces Key 2016 Films
Opening Night Film LIFE, ANIMATED Friday, April 29, 7:30PM, Wellmont Theater LIFE, ANIMATED is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn’t speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love […]
Tribute to Richard Curtis
Tribute to Richard Curtis
The MFF Announces Tribute To Richard Curtis In the first major announcement of the festival season, the MFF is proud to announce that writer, director, and producer Richard Curtis will receive the festival’s inaugural Filmmaker Tribute on Saturday, April 30, 2016, during the 5th annual Montclair Film Festival. The daylong celebration will feature a […]
Immigration Art Installation
Click on the link below to register for the specific workshop you’d like to attend Sunday, March 20 from 1:00 – 4:00 Sunday, April 3 from 1:00 – 4:00 If you have questions, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 People’s Choice Awards
We are so honored to have been voted NJ’s Favorite Film Festival for the 4th year in a row in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards, accepted this morning by Senior Programmer Ina Pira! Thank you to DJA and to all of you who voted for us. We can’t wait to share #MFF16 with […]
2016 Junior Jury
TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT BUT THERE WILL BE A STANDBY LINE AND TICKETS WILL BE SOLD IF SPACE PERMITS. TRAPPED Tuesday, March 1st 7:00 pm Bellevue Theater (160 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair) Ticket Price: $12 “U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been […]
A Ballerina’s Tale
The MFF and the MFEE present their annual FREE screening in honor of Black History Month. Saturday, February 27th 3:00 pm Glenfield Middle School 25 Maple Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 This beautiful film tells the inspirational story of African American prima ballerina Misty Copeland and the hard work, dedication, and artistic vision that have […]
We’re 5! Let’s Celebrate!
View some of the photos from our 5th Birthday Bash! And from our Photo Booth!
MFF and MSU Announce 2015 Behind the Screen Program
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Win The Nerdiest Weekend Ever!
In conjunction with our annual fundraiser at NJPAC, we’re thrilled to announce this amazing opportunity to spend the nerdiest weekend of your life with Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams! This Omaze experience is NOT an auction, it is a raffle; every donor has a chance to win the grand prize! We are looking for contributions from $10 […]
Join Forces With Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams For The Nerdiest Weekend Of Your Life
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Join us for an exclusive sneak preview of one of the season’s most talked about films! SPOTLIGHT Directed by Tom McCarthy Starring: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery USA/ 128 Min Sure to be the talk of the film award season, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer […]
Behind the Screen 2015
View photos from the day! Development: The Walking Dead – from Comic Book to TV Megahit 10:30 am – 11:45 am Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development for AMC and Sundance TV discusses how the beloved comic book became the #1 TV show. Having overseen the process from inception, Stillerman will […]
The Montclair Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Competition Opens October 1
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Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Submissions are now closed for 2016 Registration for the Montclair Film Festival’s 2016 Emerging Filmmaker Competition (formerly Kidz Shortz) is now open! Submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2016 and the winners will be announced on March 17, 2016. Award Ceremonies and After Party will be held during the 2016 Montclair Film Festival! NEW […]
Montclair Film Festival Announces Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams
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2015 MFF Fundraiser
Join Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” for an evening of fun with director J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lost”). This event will feature the pair in a wide-ranging, on-stage look at their influences, ideas, and creative work. Come and see which geek shall inherit the earth! Proceeds […]
Submissions for the 2016 Festival are now closed. If you have programming questions, please email email@example.com. 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 […]
The Montclair Film Festival Open For Film Submissions
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Film Education Instructors Wanted
The Montclair Film Festival is looking for screenwriters, animators and filmmakers interested in teaching classes as part of our year round education initiative. Please send resumes to Education@MontclairFilmFest.org.
Investors Bank and The Montclair Film Festival Announce The Gift of The Investors Bank Film & Media Center
Investors Bank and The Montclair Film Festival Announce The Gift of The Investors Bank Film & Media Center Building The Montclair Film Festival to receive 505 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, NJ as permanent home of the MFF May 9, 2015 – Investors Bank and The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) today announced that Investors […]
Get ready for another great feature in our Summer Series PRINCESS BRIDE Friday, August 14 Church Street Film begins at dusk (approximately 9 PM) Bring chairs and come early to enjoy live music beginning at 8 pm by BIG MAMOU
Opening Night Highlight Video
On May 1st, 2015, the Montclair Film Festival kicked off its fourth year Opening Night with a screening of “Hello, My Name is Doris” at the Wellmont Theater.
Preview of the Festival on Fox News
Evelyn Colbert and Tom Hall preview the Montclair Film Festival
Looking for recommendations? Our programming team suggests: THE ARMOR OF LIGHT Director Abigail Disney in Person Straight from her World Premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival, Director Abigail Disney will attend our screening of ARMOR OF LIGHT, a film hailed as “a beautiful portrait of two exceptionally courageous people…” and “the most insightful […]
Ticket Sales and Packages
GENERAL TICKET SALES BEGIN MONDAY, APRIL 13TH ONLINE BEGINNING AT 10:00 AM AT WWW.MONTCLAIRFILMFEST.ORG IN PERSON BOX OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The MFF Box Office is located at 494 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. TICKET PACKS: This year we have introduced 10 and 20 packs […]
MFF Announces Entire 2015 Slate
MFF launches the David Carr Award for Truth in Non-Fiction Filmmaking, and the Bruce Sinofsky Prize, honoring Documentary Competition Winner Over 150 films and events taking place during the 10-day festival April 1, 2015 – The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) today announced the festival’s inaugural competition lineups and main slate selections for the 4th annual […]
MFF Conversation Series Announced
The 2015 MFF Conversation Series is Presented by Audible Richard Gere, Jonathan Demme, Barbara Kopple, Stanley Nelson, Michael Ian Black, Bobcat Goldthwait, Abigail Disney, John Battsek, Patrick Wilson, and Jonathan Alter headline the festival’s Conversation schedule HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS IN MONTCLAIR A Community Conversation Saturday, May 2nd 10:00 AM […]
2015 Kidz Shortz Winners
Announcing the 2015 Kidz Shortz Winners Cinemaniacs- Grades 4-6 Individual, Grand Prize ONE NATION Anthony Hobbs Baltimore, MD Our Lady of Victory School Cinemaniacs- Grades 4-6 Individual, Honorable Mention STRANDED Talia Cohen-Vigder Montclair, NJ Watchung Elementary Cinemaniacs- Grades 4-6 Small Group, Grand Prize A SERIES OF BAD IDEAS Milena Testa, Grace Bayne Glenridge, […]
Opening, Closing, Centerpiece Films
Click here for the full press release OPENING NIGHT FILM HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS Director: Michael Showalter Producers: Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Daniel Crown, Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick, Kevin Mann Cast: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Stephen Root, Jack Antonoff, Natasha Lyonne, Tyne Daly USA/ 95 Min With Michael Showalter in attendance In Michael […]
MFF Junior Jury Application
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MFF Kids Art Project
It’s that time of year when kids art featuring their favorite movie starts popping up in store fronts all over town. Join the MFF Kids Art Project on Facebook to learn more.
Sam Green + Yo La Tengo
Tickets are now on sale! Thursday, May 7th at 8 pm The Wellmont Theater 5 Seymour Street, Montclair THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER is a “live documentary” by Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green (THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND) featuring a live score by the legendary indie rock band Yo La Tengo. THE LOVE SONG OF R. […]
Save the Dates
Member Tickets Are On Sale Wed. April 8th General Public tickets go on sale April 13th. www.montclairfilm.org
Please Vote For MFF
We’ve been nominated! Please show your support for MFF and all of the other nominated Montclair arts organizations including: Montclair Film Festival: Film Festival Montclair Art Museum: Art Museum MAM Yard School of Art: Adult Art Classes MAM SummerArts Camp: Art Camp Montclair Jazz Festival: Music Festival Kasser Theater at MSU: Small Performing Arts Center […]
Little White Lie
This special free screening, in celebration of Black History Month, is presented by the Montclair Film Festival in partnership with the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence and the Montclair Public Schools. Saturday, February 28th Glenfield Middle School 25 Maple Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Doors open at 4:15 pm Film begins at 5 pm (71 min.) […]
Seymour: An Introduction
Please join us for this special screening of Seymour: An Introduction, directed by Ethan Hawke. Monday, February 9, 2015 7:30 PM (84 min) Bellevue Theater Mr. Bernstein will join us for a Q&A following the screening. Seymour Bernstein was a promising concert pianist whose career lead him to transforming himself from performer into one of the finest piano […]
5th Annual Oscars’ Eve Party
This fifth annual celebration of a great year in film promises to be another memorable evening to another sold-out crowd. Don’t miss the fun… Tickets can no longer be purchased online but will be available for purchase at the door.
Poster Contest Winner Announced
Montclair resident and graphic designer Amanda Ansorge’s design has been selected by the festival to serve as the MFF’s 2015 Festival Campaign. The design, selected from dozens of submissions to the festival’s annual Poster Contest, features a beautiful text treatment and swirling imagery against a bright yellow background and marks an exciting new direction for […]
In Conversation with MFF
Re-live some of the great conversations from MFF past
Film Submissions Now Open
Submit Your Film To The 2016 Montclair Film Festival! 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. […]
Kidz Shortz 2015
Registration is now closed
Stephen Colbert Reunites With Steve Carell For The Montclair Film Festival’s Annual Celebrity Fundraiser
New Jersey Performing Arts Center to Host A Conversation With Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell on Friday, November 21, 2014 September 29, 2014, Montclair, NJ— The Montclair Film Festival today announced that Stephen Colbert will host an evening with his longtime friend Steve Carell on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in […]
Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell
2015 Poster Contest
Deadline has been extended to October 30th! Register Now! Entering our 4th year, the Montclair Film Festival is a non-profit organization, existing to nurture and showcase the talents of filmmakers from around the world. Each year, the Festival creates a cultural focal point in the Township of Montclair that unites, empowers, educates and celebrates our […]
Free yoga with MFF!
Join the Montclair Film Festival for two free yoga classes at Audible Lounge.
Kidz Shortz Winners!
And the 2014 Kidz Shortz winners are… CLICK HERE
Need a gift for your sweetheart? How about the gift of film? With the 2014 Festival only 3 months away, MFF Bucks make the perfect gift for the movie lover in your life! They can be redeemed for tickets, membership or merchandise. Order your MFF Bucks here!
Summer Series Kicks Off with Annie!
Join us at sundown on Fri. May 31st at Presby Iris Gardens for a free outdoor sing-along screening of Annie. Movie will begin at approx. 8:45pm; raindate is June 1. Bring a lawn chair and be ready to sing to lyrics on the big screen! Directed by John Huston, this 1982 classic features a star-studded […]
Films from around the world span the gamut of emotions.
Bring out the kids and the teens – MFF 2013 has something for all of them!
16 nonfiction titles make up the MFF 2013 documentary section.
Music on Film
Thirteen films explore music at this year’s festival. Titles include Muscle Shoals about the famous Alabama recording studios (pictured), Johnny Cash’s America with director Morgan Neville in attendance, Brothers Hypnotic about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Christian McBride presenting the 1968 Steve McQueen classic “Bullitt”, with a classic jazz score.
Ice-T, David Carr, Alex Gibney and Michael Moore appear in conversation at MAM on May 5!
New Jersey Stories
MFF celebrates NJ filmmaking with several dozen feature-length and short films.
We’re funny! Come sample some of MFF’s extensive comedy offerings.
Harry Belafonte in Person!
MFF and NJPAC present “SING YOUR SONG” on Sun, April 28th at NJPAC.
Kidz Shortz Awards Reception
A special reception for Kidz Shortz Families and MFF members PLEASE RSVP BY: March 22nd to firstname.lastname@example.org The winning films will be screened throughout the evening. Thank you to our event hospitality sponsors: […]
Kidz Shortz 2013
Kidz Shortz Awards Reception has been rescheduled to March 28th CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2013 WINNING FILMS
MFF Wins Peoples Choice Award
MFF is very excited and honored to have been chosen “Favorite Film Festival” by the JerseyArts.com voters! We plan to live up to this honor by bringing you an even bigger and better Festival this April 29th through May 5th! Thank you!
2013 Oscar Nominated Shorts
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Come see all the Academy-Award nominated short films! They will be screened on the actual day of the Awards, Sun. Feb. 24th, 2013 from 10am – 5:30pm at Montclair State University, in University Hall, Room 1070 (directions below). For the past three years, these “underdogs” of the Academy have been […]
Venus and Serena
Reservations are highly recommended but not required. Those with reservations will be seated first. RESERVE SEATS
Oscars’ Eve Party!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS! EVENT SPONSOR HOSPITALITY SPONSORS ADDITIONAL EVENT DONORS BOBBI BROWN AND STEVEN PLOFKER JAMI BUSCH, CULINARY ARTIST CITY KNICKERBOCKER LIGHTING COSTANERA ANDY DAY AND AARI/CSC DAN D’ERRICO PHOTOGRAPHY EARTHLY TREASURES ECLECTIC ENCORE PROPS ELEMENTS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE GALLERY LOUPE STILL IN MOTION JACKIE JACOBSON CHRIS […]
MFF 2013 Film Submissions are Open
Submissions are now open for the 2013 Montclair Film Festival. Please click on the below Withoutabox link for all eligibility requirements and submission details. MFF will be accepting feature films (55 min. or longer) for the following program strands: Comedy Competition, Fiction Showcase, Documentary Showcase, Family Films, New Jersey Spotlight (shorts also eligible for this […]
Behind the Screen/Media Careers 101
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Montclair Film Festival and Montclair State University’s Film Department present: Behind the Screen: Media Careers 101 A day of FREE one hour seminars on careers in filmmaking by industry professionals. These seminars are for high school and college aged students. Sunday, December 9, 2012 Montclair State University University Hall 9:45am – 5:30pm […]
TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT!
BAD PARENTS – WORLD PREMIERE
The Montclair Film Festival presented the World Premiere Screening of Bad Parents on Wednesday, October 3rd to a sold out audience. Director, Caytha Jentis and cast members including Janeane Garofalo, Reiko Aylesworth, Rebecca Budig and Ben Bailey also attended and participated in an audience Q&A following the film. Check out photos from the event on Facebook: […]