About EFC

The Montclair Film Festival’s EMERGING FILMMAKER COMPETITION celebrates the work of filmmakers who are in the 6th through 12th grades. These films, adjudicated by a jury of film professionals, represent a wide range of styles and voices that showcase the diverse talents of young people who are using cinema to tell their stories. Categories include narrative, comedy, documentary, animated, horror/suspense, and experimental films. Awards will be given in each of these categories, as well as for films that make a social impact. This year will also feature a special EFC Showcase: My COVID Life.