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Millburn Film Festival Coming on April 11


MILLBURN, NJ - The second annual Millburn Film Fest is taking place at the Millburn High School auditorium on April 11, at 7 p.m. The festival, presented by the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills, will feature a variety of short films created by the students in the Millburn/Short hills school districts. Last year, the festival was a huge success, with more than 500 people attending. The films were quite liked by the audience last year and judging from the preview trailer, the films will get quite a reaction this year.

Attendees have the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the festival and get a photo to take home. All of the money raised by the project will go toward programs and equipment for Millburn Public School students.

The nine winning films that are going to be at the festival are: A Starry Night, Shadows, Destiny, The Game, Jeff, Pack Mule, Whispers in the Attic, Super, and Tempus:

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“A Starry Night,” created by Brielle Shapiro and starring Rachel Rubenstein is about a girl that’s fascinated with stars and space and anxiously awaits a shooting star soon to visit.

“Shadows,” by Ethan Stuup is about the hardships of those especially effected by Hurricane Sandy and shows the victims fixing their lives.  

“Destiny,” created by Will Politan and is about the Millburn boys Varsity soccer team, their friendship, and how against all odds, they win games in the last few seconds.

“The Game,” filmed by Jason Aziz is about two people just playing a video game when something unexpected happens. It stars Jake Karen, Sam Karen, and Mariam Aziz.

Jake Oleson filmed “Jeff” about his father and how Jake tried to reconnect with him even after his death.

“Pack Mule,” edited, written and filmed by Max Retik is funny and tells the audience that even the best artists occasionally need to stop and take notice of the world around them.

“Whispers in the Attic,” edited, filmed, and directed by Hannah Boland, and co written by Hannah and Yael Bloom, is about a young women reminiscing in an attic connecting with people of her past with the art she makes.

“Super,” by Tyler Corsello and Max Retik is a supernatural story about a boy with a special talent that has a good heart but is that truly enough to be a hero?

Kai Raplyea, a dancer, performer, and student at Millburn High School, acts out “Tempus.” He transforms the energy of an asylum into a unique expression. The film was created by Jake Oleson with the assistance of Owen Schumacher.

 This is an event that can’t be missed. Get tickets at.  The event is being sponsored by Gonnella Team Real Estate, NY Film Academy and Regal Bank.

If you can’t make the main event, there’s a daylight encore the following Thursday, April 18, at the Millburn Clearview Cinema.

Watch the trailer here:

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