Friday, May 20, 2016

Rahway International Film Festival introduces the inaugural “Rahway Film Festival Junior”

Rahway International Film Festival introduces the inaugural “Rahway Film Festival Junior”, dedicated to showcasing the filmmaking talents of New Jersey students in grades 3 through 12. The event brought to you by “Just Be You Performing Arts” will take place on May 21, 2016 at 2pm in UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, and will present 19 short films by young filmmakers across the state.

These talented filmmakers are the best of the best in New Jersey, selected from a large number of applicants with the winning filmmakers receiving a special screening at Rahway International Film Festival, October 21-23, 2016 as well as a guest appearance on Edison TV’s, “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey.”

The event will showcase works by students from New Jersey schools, including McGinn Elementary School of Scotch Plains, Brookside Place School of Cranford, Roselle Park Middle School of Roselle Park, Abraham Clark High School of Roselle, Magnet High School of Scotch Plains, Marist High School of Bayonne, New Providence High School of New Providence, Warren Hills Regional High School of Washington, and Henry Hudson Regional of Highlands.

Ron MacCloskey of Edison TV’s “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey” will host the afternoon of short films ranging from animation to music video to comedy to drama.  There will be a Q&A session with the student filmmakers afterwards, followed by a brief catered reception.

This is the perfect chance to meet the future Steven Spielbergs and Sofia Coppolas of the world, to say you “knew them when.” Come support these future filmmakers of tomorrow and prepare to be impressed and entertained!

The event will be hosted on May 21, 2016 at 2pm in the Fazioli Room of the Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, located at 360 Hamilton St, Rahway, NJ 07065.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at or at the box office upon arrival.

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