The Montclair Film Festival’s EMERGING FILMMAKER COMPETITION celebrates the work of filmmakers from our region who are in the 6th through 12th grades. These films, adjudicated by a jury of local 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, 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 have a special additional category: My COVID Life.