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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The award-winning films for the Fall 2019 New Jersey Film Festival were announced on October 13. All the works that were part of the film festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 28 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 618 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.... READ ON

Kerry David’s Moving Documentary Breaking Their Silence Screens At The New Jersey Film Festival On Sunday, October 6, 2019!... READ ON

Michael Dominic’s incredible documentary Clean Hands NJ Premieres at the New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, October 4, 2019! ... READ ON

Adam J. Boyer and Eric Keneifel’s documentary Rebuilding History: Three Miles Across The Hudson Premieres at the New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, October 4, 2019!... READ ON








Leticia Tonos Paniagua’s Dramedy Juanita Premieres at the Fall 2019 New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, September 27!... READ ON

Pit Stop is a 4 minute stop-motion film by New Jersey native Mikail Ekiz that premiered at the New Jersey Film Festival in New Brunswick in September.  The short film is about a gas station convenience store clerk who has a Magic 8 Ball for a head which can predict the future.  Fearing that others will discover his secret, he lives in a constant state of paranoia.... READ ON

Bob Fosse and Martin Scorsese have a lot to answer for. American filmmakers now seem incapable of telling a true crime story without aping the templates established in Fosse’s Star 80 and Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers (let’s take some comfort from the resistance to titling it ‘Hu$tler$’), based on a 2015 New York magazine article about sociopathic strippers, ticks all the boxes you expect it might. Fake talking head interviews? Check. Extended tracking shots through nightclubs? Check. It’s a Wonderful Life style freeze frames? Check. Voiceover narration delivered over slo-mo sequences? Check. Top 40 soundtrack? Check.... READ ON

In a cinematic world dominated by Marvel superheroes, Shield shows us that true superheroes actually walk among us.  This wonderful short independent film by Danielle Eliska Lyle will be screened at the New Jersey Film Festival in New Brunswick on Sunday, October 13 on a night filled with short films - many by Garden State filmmakers and on October 23 at Princeton University during SHE BAD: Women In Film - a night of five short films curated by Lyle.... READ ON

Steven Spielberg has long maintained that had he made Close Encounters of the Third Kind after marrying and having kids, it would have ended very differently. After becoming a family man, Spielberg balked at the idea that a father and husband would walk away from his family and take a ride off into the great unknown with a bunch of aliens. Has writer/director James Gray become a family man in the short time between his previous movie, 2016’s The Lost City of Z, and his latest, Ad Astra? His new film plays like something of a thematic rejoinder to his last one.... READ ON

Damian Fitzsimmons’s sexy and raunchy comedy Off The Rails screens at the New Jersey Film Festival on Sunday, September 22, 2019!... READ ON


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