The 2014 festival will build on 2013’s success of more than 14,000 attendees who viewed over 80 films and events, including selected world and New Jersey premieres. A favorite category, New Jersey Spotlight, provides a platform for dozens of talented and up-and-coming filmmakers from New Jersey to exhibit new work as does its sister category, “New Jersey Shorts.” Other categories include “Music On Film,” a special Family section, “African American Stories,” Narrative Film,” “Documentaries” and “Comedy” among others to be announced when the Festival lineup is set.
“We are so proud of how quickly the Montclair Film Festival has been embraced by the movie going public and within the film industry,” said Bob Feinberg, MFF chairman of the board.
Says artistic director Thom Powers of MFF: “Its success clearly demonstrates that there is a passion for film in this town and the filmmakers who bring their movies to Montclair walk away with a true appreciation for their experience at the Festival – and are telling their friends.”
Submissions are now being accepted in all categories with all the information available on the MFF website, https://montclairfilmfest.org/submissions/. There are four key deadlines for filmmakers to make note of:
Early-bird deadline: Dec. 20
Regular deadline: Jan. 31
Late deadline: Feb. 21
Without a box special deadline: Feb. 28