Millburn Film Fest: Unexpected Gap Year

April 24, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - In the competitive and stressful first semester of Senior year when college applications are sent out and decisions are anticipated, an underlying fear is shared between each applicant: “What if I don’t get into college?”.

Millburn High School Seniors Miriam Harrow and Ariel Riseman assembled to co-create a film commenting on the issue.

“It’s ...

Millburn Film Fest: MHS Student Brings the Philippines to Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School’s Eliza Tangle is stretching the boundaries of Millburn/Short Hills all the way to the Philippines. One of only nine entries selected, Tangle’s School Girls promises to mesmerize students, parents, and faculty in attendance at the Millburn Film Festival.

The film follows the difficult lives of two girls (Monica and Jeanalyn) in Macato, ...

Tight Knit Group of MHS Sophomores Featured in the Millburn Film Fest

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Film Festival has a little bit of everything. Carli Platt’s In Plain Sight: A Hidden Child of the Holocaust will give the audience a look at history. Kyle Farscht’s Coffee and Maddy Freeman’s The Decision give the students in attendance some practical advice. But Swindler, the only music video in this year’s lineup, will bring ...

Millburn Film Fest: MHS Student Hopes to Make Kids More Alert with Coffee

MILLBURN, NJ - It wouldn’t be a Film Festival without Millburn High School Junior Kyle Farscht. Farscht has been accepted into every Millburn Film Festival since 2016, and this year he is continuing his streak with Coffee.

Coffee is an original narrative starring MHS Senior Tori Sanza and Junior Matthew Green. The film explores complex relationships and an unexpected twist of fate.

Millburn Film Fest: Millburn’s Youngest Filmmaker Shares Poignant Holocaust Story

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Middle School’s Carli Platt, a seventh grader, has created one of the most mature movies that the community will see at Friday night’s Film Festival.

Her film, In Plain Sight: A Hidden Child of the Holocaust, tells the previously uncovered story of Holocaust survivor Wilhelmina De Kadt, now Willie Juhlin. Although she was not taken to a concentration camp, ...

Millburn Film Fest : MHS Filmmaker Procrastinates in Film 'Procrastination'

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Middle School’s Daniel Lee, an eighth grader, has a message for all of the Millburn students who tend to put off important assignments for the last minute.

“Do not procrastinate” Lee said.

Although parents and teachers might struggle to impart this advice to their students, Lee is having an easier time bending the ears of his peers with his latest ...

Pitch Perfect: Top 10 A Cappella Group comes to Short Hills

Short Hills, NJ – Newark Academy's a cappella group LumeNAtion will open for Top 10 a cappella group Upper Structure in an intimate evening of music. Northeast ICCA Champions, Upper Structure, will be holding a concert Thursday, April 19th. The concert will take place in Christ Church at 7:00 PM. 66 Highland Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078. Tickets are $15 adult / $10 student and are ...

Millburn Library Hosts Author John Lanza; Discussion of "Shot Down Over Italy"

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Free Public Library is hosting John Lanza in collaboration with the NJ WWII Book Club on April 11. At this free program is open to the public starts at 7:00 pm and will focus Lanza's book "Shot Down Over Italy." Lanza, a Caldwell resident, wrote his first novel after hearing stories from his 90-year old uncle William Lanza and ...

Bon Jovi Rocks the Rock; Set to be Honored at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and ...

7th Annual Millburn Film Fest Winner Announced

MILLBURN, NJ - The Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills is putting students in the spotlight again this year and will be showcasing 9 winning films at the 7th Annual Millburn Film Fest.  The Red Carpet Premiere will be on Friday, April 20th, 7:00 p.m. at Millburn High School and is made possible thanks to Academy Award Sponsors The Shannon Aronson Group and New York Film ...

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Last Call for Library Book Donations for Millburn Library Annual Book Sale

April 2, 2018

Finish clearing off those bookshelves and get ready to restock! Hurry in to the Millburn Free Public Library and donate your books, CDs and DVDs by Saturday, April 7. The Friends of the Millburn Free Public Library’s 15th Annual Book Sale is  coming up on April 21-22. All proceeds from this year’s sale benefit the renovation of the Children’s Room. Volunteer to ...