Calling all filmmakers! The Montclair Film Festival has just announced the opening of its annual film submission process. With three competitive categories in fiction, non-fiction, and low-budget independent filmmaking, as well as programs in six non-competitive categories including fiction, non-fiction, world cinema, short films, New Jersey films, and student filmmaking, the Montclair Film Festival is seeking diverse films that represent a wide-range of stories, styles, and experiences.
The MFF’s recent attendees included Jonathan Alter, Stephen Colbert, Barry Crimmins, Richard Curtis, Jonathan Demme, Abigail Disney, Richard Gere, Bobcat Goldthwait, Sam Green and Yo La Tengo, Barbara Kopple, Margo Martindale, Oren Moverman, Stanley Nelson, Norman Reedus, Rob Reiner, James Schamus, Princess Shaw, Michael Showalter, Mavis Staples, James Strouse, Ron Suskind, Roger Ross Williams, Patrick Wilson, Alex Winter, and many more.
The festival’s Submission deadlines are:
- Early bird Deadline: November 18, 2016
- Regular Deadline: December 16, 2016
- Late Deadline: January 12, 2017
- Extended Deadline: January 20, 2017
“The season when we begin to consider films is always our favorite time of year,” said Montclair Film Festival Executive Director Tom Hall. “It signals the chance to look at new films, engage with new ideas, and to explore the state of the art of film. We can’t wait to begin the process.”
The 6th Annual Montclair Film Festival takes place April 28- May 7, 2017. Interested filmmakers may visit online here for more information on how to submit their films.