MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, Feb. 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on Feb. 24.

“People can come, they can learn something and they’re entertained all at the same time,” said Corinna Sager, the co-founder and co-producer of the Oscar Shorts festival, “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the entire community of Montclair.”

There are 15 short films in total, in three categories: live action, animated and documentary. The day runs from 10am to 6pm. You can purchase an all-day pass to view all films for $25 or choose to attend either the morning or afternoon sessions. A list of the films, the ratings, and synopses can be found at

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The film festival was founded in 2010 and is sponsored by the Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs. “Montclair is a very diverse town and a town where there are lots of people who are interested in the arts and in film,” Sager said. “We love giving to Montclair, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun.” is a member of the New Jersey Press Association and is a hyperlocal news site that serves residents, organizations and business owners of Denville, New Jersey.

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