Montclair Film Festival Announces 2015 Conversation Series

BY  |  Monday, Mar 30, 2015 4:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

(Photo credit: Myrna Suarez)

(Photo credit: Myrna Suarez)

Ever dream about having a conversation with Richard Gere? (I have) How about Jonathan Demme, Barbara Kopple, Stanley Nelson, Michael Ian Black, Bobcat Goldthwait, Abigail Disney, John Battsek, Patrick Wilson, and Jonathan Alter? You’ll have a chance at one of the Conversation Series presented at this year’s Montclair Film Festival.

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Montclair Film Festival Announces 2015 Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece Films

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 4:13pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Montclair Film Festival just announced the opening, closing and Centerpiece selections for the 2015 festival, taking place May 1-10, and they’re fantastic!

“We are truly honored to bring these remarkable films to the Montclair Film Festival,” said MFF Executive Director Tom Hall. “These are movies that our audiences will love, and we could not be more excited to support these wonderful filmmakers and showcase their work.”

Here are the opening, closing and Centerpiece selections for the Montclair Film Festival 2015:

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Montclair Film Festival to Hold a Volunteer Orientation

BY  |  Monday, Mar 23, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Festival Love the Montclair Film Festival? Want to volunteer? There are lots of opportunities to help and have fun, too! See if something is right for you at Montclair Film Festival’s Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, March 28 at 10 am at the Montclair Public Library in the Auditorium.

The Montclair Film Festival is a non-profit organization that relies greatly on the generosity of volunteers. They have extensive opportunities to get involved in all areas of the festival. At the Orientation on Saturday, there will be an overview of volunteer opportunities, volunteer perks, and an opportunity to meet team leaders. Light refreshments will be served.



Montclair Film Festival Announces Special Live Performance from Sam Green and Yo La Tengo

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Yo La Tengo fans will be thrilled to hear this news! Montclair Film Festival has announced that filmmaker Sam Green and the critically acclaimed indie rock band Yo La Tengo will perform The Love Song Of R. Buckminster Fuller, a “live documentary,” at this year’s Montclair Film Festival on Thursday, May 7, at The Wellmont Theater.

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller traces the career of twentieth-century futurist, architect, engineer, inventor, and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983). An early proponent of environmental stewardship, Fuller spoke persuasively about contemporary design and architecture’s ability to tackle issues of sustainability and conservation, and to stimulate radical societal change.

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Montclair Film Festival Announces February Programs and Events

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) will offer fun and film in the month of February.

The MFF will kick off the month’s festivities with a screening of Ethan Hawke’s new documentary Seymour: An Introduction on Monday, February 9 at 7:30 pm at The Bellevue Theater in Montclair. The film’s subject Seymour Bernstein will attend for a post-screening Q&A.

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The 2015 Montclair Film Festival Poster Design Unveiled

BY  |  Monday, Jan 12, 2015 8:45am  |  COMMENTS (3)

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) just unveiled the poster design for the fourth annual film festival.

Montclair resident and graphic designer Amanda Ansorge’s design was selected from dozens of submissions to the festival’s annual Poster Contest. The design features, what MFF describes as “beautiful text treatment and swirling imagery against a bright yellow background and marks an exciting new direction for the festival’s brand.”

The design will be utilized in 2015’s MFF posters, banners, publications and advertising as the 2015 festival’s signature image.

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Montclair Film Festival and MSU Offer Behind the Screen: Media Careers 101

BY  |  Friday, Nov 07, 2014 5:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Behind the Screen: Media Careers 101

Back again for the fourth year, the Montclair Film Festival will offer its Behind the Screen: Media Careers 101 program, presented in partnership with The Montclair State Universityon Saturday, November 22.

The day-long event (10:30 am – 5 pm) features free panels with leading professionals across the film and television industry that offer insights into the variety of careers available in today’s media landscape and the process of creating a career in film production. Behind the Screen is a partnership between the Montclair Film Festival and Montclair State University.

This year’s panels include:

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Montclair Film Festival Hosts “Conversation With Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell”

BY  |  Monday, Sep 29, 2014 9:16am  |  COMMENTS (0)

MFF-Celebrity_Fund-FlyerReunited and it feels so good. Stephen Colbert will team up again with Steve Carell (the pair have a history, working together on the improvisation troupe Second City in Chicago and also as correspondents on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.”) for Montclair Film Festival’s annual Conversation series. Continue Reading

Montclair Film Festival 2015 Poster Contest Is Open For Submissions

BY  |  Friday, Aug 15, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Festival Each year since its inception four years ago, the Montclair Film Festival holds a poster design contest. Not just any poster, THE poster that becomes that year’s festival image. It is used everywhere — banners, booklets, t-shirts— and the winner gets recognition and some film freebies.

Barista Kids’ own Jen Lange was the winner of the 2014 poster contest, which we loved. Now, it’s time for another design. MFF is currently collecting design submissions.

Here’s what they’re looking for:

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Tom Hall Named New Executive Director Of The Montclair Film Festival

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 6:01pm  |  COMMENTS (14)

tom hallThe Montclair Film Festival (MFF) announced today the appointment of Tom Hall as Executive Director of MFF.

Hall will replace founding Executive Director Raphaela Neihausen and founding Artistic Director Thom Powers.

“As the Montclair Film Festival enters its fourth year, we have grown to the point where we are looking to expand into a year-round arts organization,”said Bob Feinberg, MFF’s Founder and Chairman of The Board Of Directors.

“We are excited to welcome Tom to Montclair and believe his experience and leadership will help MFF continue to deliver outstanding programs and events to our community,our sponsors and our partners in the film industry.”

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