New Jersey Film Festivals

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - March 15- 29

Founded in 2000 by Caren and Herbert Ford, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival has become one of the premier Jewish cultural events in the state. Enthusiastic MetroWest audiences anticipate the annual festival that offers the best of Israeli, American and international films of Jewish interest. As the festival has grown, so too has the number of high caliber Jewish-related films.  We promise a roster of first-run offerings that are nothing short of remarkable and, best of all, you can see enjoy them close to home! These are films that have not been shown in commercial theatres or on television. We also offer post screening discussions with the insightful speakers and commentators, including scholars, actors and directors. In addition to its two-week spring run, the festival offers several film programs at other times of the year, including the Reel Series and extra!. The festival offers many exciting opportunities to explore the breadth of the Jewish experience through cultural events that enrich the lives of thousands.
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Garden State Film Festival – March 19 – 22

The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. In addition, our event provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in a career in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and mentoring. Past attendees include Glenn Close, Paul Sorvino, Budd Schulberg, Kurtwood Smith, James Gandolfini, Celeste Holm and Clarence Clemons.
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Asbury Park Music in Film Festival – April 10 – 12

The first annual Asbury Park Music in Film Festival will be held the weekend of April 10-12, 2015. The three-day festival will fuse the rich musical heritage of Asbury Park with filmmakers and industry leaders from around the world and will involve the many local businesses, historic venues, and unparalleled talent that makes Asbury Park such an iconic destination. The Film Festival will focus on music influenced films and videos as well as a special category for local filmmakers and will showcase extraordinary music and film talent from around the world, while also raising money that will provide K-12 music education for children throughout the City of Asbury Park.

Dates: April 10th – 12th, 2015
Address: Music Venues, Restaurants, Community Centers, Showrooms & Art Studios in Asbury Park
Cost: Get tickets HERE
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Tenth Annual Bergenfield Film Festival – May 7

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The Bergenfield Film Festival’s goal is to celebrate independent and mainstream cinema and bring it to the Northern New Jersey area. The BFF aims to support filmmakers based in NJ as well as the world over. It is held each year, one night only, within five separate screening rooms, inside the beautifully redone Bow Tie Cinemas in Bergenfield, NJ. Filmmakers from all over the world have come here over the last eight years to see theirs and others’ movies screened. It is run by the Bergenfield Film Coalition (a non-profit organization).

Each filmmaker whose work is selected to be screened will receive a Certificate of Recognition for their contribution to the medium. The festival’s Best Feature & Best Short Awards will be given to the filmmakers whose work has been judged to represent the best in all aspects of the filmmaking process.

Ticket Prices:
General Admission: $12 per person
Senior & Student Admission: $10 per person
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Hoboken International Film Festival - May 29 – June 4

Now in its tenth year, the 2015 Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”) is being held May 29 to June 4, 2015 at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York. With the Gala Awards Ceremony hosted by Gilbert Gottfried, HIFF will showcase numerous film and TV stars, and the world’s most cutting edge films. HIFF continues to grow – in 2014 HIFF had over 1,500 film submissions from all over the world, and less than 10% were accepted (the competition is fierce). Festival attendance eclipsed 15,000 people last year. A star-filled event, HIFF has had several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees, and numerous other fan-favorite celebrities at screenings, award ceremonies and special events.
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Film One Fest – July 18

film one festFilmOneFest is a celebration of the short-short film that takes place every third Saturday in July in the historic Atlantic Highlands Marina. Films from around the world are selected and shown on a giant screen in front of an audience of over 1,000 and entries are shared and seen globally through our mobile apps.

Date: July 19th, 2014, 7pm to 11pm
Address: Atlantic Highlands Marina; 2 Simon Lake Dr, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Cost: Free
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @FilmOneFest
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More Details Coming Soon!

Montclair Film Festival: May 1st – 10th, 2015
Lighthouse International Film Festival: June 4th – 7th, 2015
Cape May Film Festival: Nov 13th – 15th, 2015
Black Maria Film & Video Festival
Newark Black Film Festival

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