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(NEWARK, NJ) -- The 2017 Newark International Film Festival (Newark IFF) has announced a new award category – the Newark International Film Festival presents the Lincoln Park Music Speaks Narrative Feature Music Video Award - celebrating the intersection of music and short narrative filmmaking.  The City of Newark, with its long and storied history as the birthplace of celluloid film (invented by Hannibal Goodwin), is the backdrop for this annual film festival.  In its inaugural year, Newark IFF attracted 10,000 attendees and garnered 800 submissions from 72 countries, screening 123 films from 65 countries. This year they are ahead of their own curve with 806 submissions from 66 countries on 6 continents.  The film festival will be held September 7-10, 2017 in Newark, NJ.... READ ON

(CLINTON, NJ) --The inaugural River Town Film Festival in Clinton, New Jersey will showcase independent films that involve a theme of community. Clinton is a small town that embraces strong community spirit, and is a meeting point between cosmopolitan East Coast culture, home to artists, multi-generational farms and salt of the earth people.  The festival will take place November 11-12.... READ ON

(RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- The William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts will host a special advanced screening of the Fox Searchlight film Patti Cake$ on Thursday, August 17.  Patti Cake$ is a coming-of-age story written and directed by Bergen County native Geremy Jasper.  The Center is offering free tickets to the event which will start with a reception at 7:00pm followed by the screening at 8:00pm.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017 will take place on select Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings between September 15 and October 20, 2017. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries, including 30 film screenings.  The festival is presented by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, Jungle Software, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick City Market, and Jimmy John’s.... READ ON

(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- iPlay America kicks off a new free Movie Matinee series at the end of July with a showing of Finding Dory on Sunday, July 30 at noon. General admission tickets to the event are free and can be downloaded at Guests may also purchase a $15 Ride Pass + Priority Admission. Included in this ticket are an Unlimited Ride Pass, priority admission and guaranteed seating to the free movie.... READ ON

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents the award-winning film SWIM TEAM, the inspiring story of three team-mates who are on the Autism spectrum, on Sunday, August 27th at 3:00pm. This screening is free to the public, however  donations will be accepted, as this is a fundraiser for Autism NJ and the Sussex County YMCA. ... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- ROLLING! ASBURY PARK - a summer film series, talks, and short film contest - was crafted in an effort to create excitement and raise awareness about filmmaking. The ShowRoom Cinema, in cooperation with Carrie Turner and the local skateboarding movement, have designed an initiative that marries film with recreation and youth education.  This project is the first phase of a proposed film and video production summer camp for Asbury Park youth to begin in 2018.... READ ON

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