CRANFORD - Calling all film buffs! Cranford’s non-profit organization, Friends of the Performing Arts, along with Cranford resident and director of the acclaimed Nassau Film Festival, Lew Goldstein, have teamed up to present Cranford’s first-ever film festival.
The festival, which will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, celebrates the best in short films from around the world and locally. This year, a collection of 50 films from over 200 submissions has been chosen for the festival. The films range in length from three to 40 minutes, and will be available by category over the week of Saturday, April 17 through Sunday April 25.
Categories include fiction, documentary, animation, music videos, and student films, with two nights being dedicated to New Jersey-based selections, including a Martin Sheen-narrated documentary The Heart of Camden: The Story of Father Michael Doyle. Several local filmmakers’ works from Cranford, Westfield, Springfield, Summit, and Elizabeth, will be featured in the festival as well. A jury-selected “Best of the Fest” featuring the best film in each category will close the festival.
A $25 pass allows virtual viewing of all the films across its one-week run. For more information on the film festival and to purchase tickets go to the festival website: cranfordfilmfestival.org.