Junior Jury

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19, the Montclair Film Festival will be postponed as well as all related festival events. We will reschedule once we have been told by public health officials that we are “all clear” to resume.

Accepting Junior Jury Applications

 The Montclair Film Festival is offering students in grades 10–12 an exciting opportunity to serve on the Junior Jury. Jurors will meet industry professionals and will learn how to analyze and adjudicate films. They will receive MF student memberships and VIP treatment with free access and reserved seats for select films. After deliberating and selecting the best film in its category, the jurors will present the Junior Jury Award as part of the Montclair Film Festival’s Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 9.

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • In Grades 10 – 12.
  • Available to attend an orientation @ Montclair Film.
  • Available to screen 5 – 6 select films during the festival between May 1 and May 9*
  • Available to participate in jury deliberations and the Montclair Film Festival Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 9 between 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM.

Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2020

*We will publish the 2020 Junior Jury schedule once the Film Festival schedule is announced in early April. Meanwhile, to get an idea of commitment, please view our 2019 Jury Schedule. Most (but NOT all) screenings will be scheduled during the weekend of May 1 – 3. Jury deliberations and festival Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9th.

For more information, please e-mail Education@MontclairFilm.org