Montclair Film Festival: A Time For Discovery


Leah Hunter, Writer

According to the Montclair Film Festival website, their mission is as follows: “Montclair Film connects global filmmakers with audiences in a diverse, culturally vibrant community by presenting films and year-round programs that engage, entertain and educate through the power of visual storytelling.”

The Montclair Film Festival is a time when new movies can be discovered. The people heading the festival find new movies that have not been widely introduced or premiered yet and offer a screening to the public. 

It’s an excellent time to find new movies to love and adore in the future. These movies are normally released for general viewing a few months after they are shown at the festival. Excellent movies over the years include Blinded By The Light, Passing (which is now available on Netflix), and Kili Big. They show these films in buildings such as The Wellmont and Clairidge.

The festival is the perfect way for new upcoming artists to finally gain their start. When you go to the movies you can even get tasty snacks from local stores who sponsor the festival. Sadly, the film festival has ended for this year but if you stop by when next October rolls around you’ll be guaranteed to have a great time. At many films you can even meet people involved in the making of the film for a Q&A!

Montclair Film also offers programs to children and teens interested in filmmaking. There are details about activities offered on their site for those who are interested.