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Thomas Edison Film Festival For 40 years, the Thomas Edison Film Festival has been advancing the unique creativity and power of For 40 years the Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly known as the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film festival) has been advancing the unique creativity and power of the short form.

The Festival was founded in 1981 and was originally named for Thomas Edison’s West Orange, NJ, film studio, whose resemblance to the familiar black-box shaped police paddy wagons sparked the nickname “black maria.”

The Festival’s relationship to Thomas Edison’s invention of the motion camera and the kinetoscope and his experimentation with the short film is at the core of the Festival. Thomas E

The Festival was founded in 1981 and was originally named for Thomas Edison’s West Orange, NJ, film studio, whose resemblance to the familiar black-box shaped police paddy wagons sparked the nickname “black maria.”

The Festival’s relationship to Thomas Edison’s invention of the motion camera and the kinetoscope and his experimentation with the short film is at the core of the Festival. Thomas E

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10/06/2022
Thomas Edison Film Festival (TEFF): OUR 42nd YEAR! Submit your short films by OCT 15!  Documentary, Animation, Experimen...
09/05/2022

Thomas Edison Film Festival (TEFF): OUR 42nd YEAR! Submit your short films by OCT 15!
Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Narrative and Screen Dance genres.
https://filmfreeway.com/ThomasEdisonFilmFestival

Image: “Out of Time” by Delphine Montaigne

09/05/2022

Thomas Edison Film Festival and the Hoboken Historical Museum present “Sunday Afternoon at the Movies.” A selection of award-winning family friendly films, fabulous hot dogs, and special guest filmmaker - NJ native David Baram.

The event kicks off at 4:00 pm when attendees will receive a Sabrett hot dog with condiments (or fresh popcorn) and soda. Hotdogs will be served in the walkway from the Museum’s 120-year-old push cart hotdog wagon. At 4:30 pm we’ll move inside for the TEFF screening. There will be a Q&A with filmmaker David Baram and festival director Jane Steuerwald as well as special guests. Admission is $5 per family and donations are much appreciated. Hoboken Museum - 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ - 201-656-2240

Thomas Edison Film Festival (TEFF): SAVE $10 – Early Submissions UNTIL AUG 15!Submit your short film by August 15 and SA...
07/24/2022

Thomas Edison Film Festival (TEFF): SAVE $10 – Early Submissions UNTIL AUG 15!
Submit your short film by August 15 and SAVE $10.
Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Narrative and Screen Dance genres.
https://filmfreeway.com/ThomasEdisonFilmFestival

07/07/2022
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Early Bird Deadline – August 15, 2022TEFF seeks spirited short films that explore, enrich, and expa...
06/28/2022

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Early Bird Deadline – August 15, 2022

TEFF seeks spirited short films that explore, enrich, and expand the expressive possibilities of film as art.

The festival is an open genre international competition welcoming animation, experimental, documentary, narrative, screen dance and hybrids.

Submission fee is $30 from June 1st through August 15th for the Early Bird Deadline.

Submission fee is $40 from August 16th through October 15th for the Regular Deadline.

To enter go to https://filmfreeway.com/ThomasEdisonFilmFestival

Questions? Contact Festival Director Jane Steuerwald, [email protected], 201-856-6565.

NJYFF DEADLINE EXTENDED to THURSDAY JUNE 30th, 2022AWARDS NOTIFICATION JULY 15thFilmFreeway Link to Submit: https://film...
06/14/2022

NJYFF DEADLINE EXTENDED to THURSDAY JUNE 30th, 2022
AWARDS NOTIFICATION JULY 15th
FilmFreeway Link to Submit:
https://filmfreeway.com/NJYoungFilmmakersFestival
The New Jersey Young Filmmakers Festival seeks short films and videos from students with a home base in NJ. NJYFF is an open-genre festival accepting films in all categories including Animation/Stop Motion, Documentary/Broadcast, Experimental, Narrative, and hybrids.
Filmmakers attending middle school, high school, college, and/or independent directors from age 12 through 26 may enter. Filmmakers must either reside in or attend school in New Jersey. This festival is specifically designed to support and feature works from New Jersey based young filmmakers. FILMMAKERS ARE REQUIRED TO LIST BOTH THE SCHOOL THEY ATTEND AND THEIR HOME MAILING ADDRESS. ONE OF THESE ADDRESSES MUST BE BASED IN NEW JERSEY.
All films that include a music track, must either have permission from the artist to use the music, use royalty-free music, or original music. All music included in the soundtrack must be listed in the credits. Films employing copyrighted music without express permission from the artist will be disqualified.
Film Submission running times:
Middle School: Total running time for films must be 5 min. or less.
High School & College/Independent: Total running time for films must be 10 min. or less.
Submission Guidelines:
Films must be entered directly on FilmFreeway’s NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival page. A $10 entry fee is required for each film submitted, payable on the FilmFreeway website. For 2022 the submission final deadline is June 10, 2022. A downloadable link must be provided for each film submitted!
FILMMAKERS MUST ENTER THEIR MAILING ADDRESS PROVING NJ RESIDENCY OR ATTENDANCE AT A NJ COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. CURRENT CONTACT INFO MUST INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS AND A WORKING CELL NUMBER FOR TEXT MESSAGES. FILMMAKERS ARE REQUIRED to upload film stills, work descriptions and filmmaker bios in the space provided by FilmFreeway.

TEFF presents: filmmaker David De La Fuente IN PERSON and a FREE screening of Q***r Cinema. Sunday June 5, 5pm – Hoboken...
06/01/2022

TEFF presents: filmmaker David De La Fuente IN PERSON and a FREE screening of Q***r Cinema. Sunday June 5, 5pm – Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken NJ. Arrive at 1p for Pride Celebration in the Museum Walkway, then food/drinks in the Museum and film screening at 5pm. More info: “Click HHM celebrates PRIDE month” at https://www.hobokenmuseum.org/calendar

TEFF presents: filmmaker/choreographer Marta Renzi IN PERSON! Friday, May 13, 7:30pm, at the Hoboken Historical Museum, ...
05/10/2022

TEFF presents: filmmaker/choreographer Marta Renzi IN PERSON! Friday, May 13, 7:30pm, at the Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken NJ. Join the screening and discussion. hobokenmuseum.org and https://tefilmfest.org/curations-current.php

Image: “Wait a Minute” by filmmaker Marta Renzi, Nyack, NY

A celebration of Screen Dance films and filmmakers. Streaming on-demand for free to the public at: https://tefilmfest.or...
05/02/2022

A celebration of Screen Dance films and filmmakers. Streaming on-demand for free to the public at: https://tefilmfest.org/curations-current.php. Thru 05/31/2022.

Presented by Thomas Edison Film Festival & Hoboken Historical Museum.

Image: “Wait a Minute” by filmmaker Marta Renzi, Nyack, NY

Thomas Edison Film Festival at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, WISelected shorts from the TEFF Annual To...
04/26/2022

Thomas Edison Film Festival at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, WI
Selected shorts from the TEFF Annual Tour – Free to the public at: https://tefilmfest.org/curations-current.php. Streaming thru 5/3, 2022

Image: “Hedy” by Andy B. Clarke, Ireland

Thomas Edison Film Festival at UDel. Virtual Program of Selected Shorts – Free to the public at: https://tefilmfest.org/...
04/23/2022

Thomas Edison Film Festival at UDel. Virtual Program of Selected Shorts – Free to the public at: https://tefilmfest.org/curations-current.php. Streaming Tuesday 4/26 thru 5/3, 2022
Image: “Compositions for Understanding Relationships” by David De La Fuente, NYC

04/20/2022

The Arts Council of Glen Rock, NJ presents a screening curated by the Thomas Edison Film Festival - a program of international short films from the TEFF 41st Annual Tour - paired with dinner, discussion, and Q&A on April 23, 2022, 6:30pm.

Opening the program is "One All The Way" by David Baram. Three elderly New Jersey men search for the world's greatest Hot Texas Weiner, and along the way, they discover what has happened to their hometown, Paterson, New Jersey. The film is a poignant journey that any hot dog lover will never forget. Two of the hot dog lovers, Harry Baram and Larry Presta, will be on hand to talk about the film and their journey.

Festival Director and curator Jane Steuerwald will introduce the films and lead a discussion and Q&A after the screening featuring David Baram, his father Harry, and Larry Presta.

This is the Arts Council of Glen Rock's 3rd annual film festival. “Dinner and a Movie” will be held on Saturday evening, April 23, at 6:30pm, at Glen Rock’s Borough Hall, 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock, NJ.

For tickets to view the Thomas Edison Film Festival program plus a buffet dinner before the show visit the Glen Rock Arts Council website: https://www.artscouncilgr.org/april-23-short-films-2022.html. Dinner and the films is $60 per person for arts council members, and $65 for non-members. To view the film screening only at 8:00pm, tickets are $20 per person based on availability.

  EVENINGS IN APRIL4-23-22 - Glen Rock Arts Council Program In-person on Saturday Night @ 6:30PM4-26-22 – UDel – Tuesday...
04/19/2022


EVENINGS IN APRIL

4-23-22 - Glen Rock Arts Council Program In-person on Saturday Night @ 6:30PM
4-26-22 – UDel – Tuesday In-person exclusively for UDel students and faculty
4-29-22 – Ramapo College of New Jersey – Friday night – In-person @ 7:00PM - Animation Festival

All Programs Presented by TEFF https://tefilmfest.org

Image: “CharlottesPhotographs” by John Akre Minneapolis, MN.

APRIL 8, 2022 at 7:30pm THE POWER OF ONE at Jersey City Theater Center Studios, 165 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ, Entran...
04/05/2022

APRIL 8, 2022 at 7:30pm THE POWER OF ONE at Jersey City Theater Center Studios, 165 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ, Entrance on Barrow Street. A program of 7 short docs from Belarus, Chile, and the USA, with proceeds supporting Ukraine. Filmmakers Edith Goldenhar, “Return to Calais” and Joe Quint, “Hello Sunshine” will be present for the Q&A led by festival director Jane Steuerwald. Tickets $25 at https://jctcenter.org

https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Film-Screening-The-Power-of-One-All-Selections-by-TEFF/475463?afflky=JerseyCityTheaterCenter

04/01/2022

Here is some wonderful news from Amanda Madden, whose film "Dear Elsa 10 Letters + 10 Experiments" received an Honorable Mention Award - Thomas Edison Film Festival 2021. Congratulations Amanda!

Dear everyone,
On my mind and heart these days are so many hopeful and tragic things. I am sending you love in this moment.

I want to share with you that 3 of my films will be available to see in the upcoming weeks and beyond: Home Abyss, Dear Elsa 10 Letters + 10 Experiments and Separation Celebration.

I believe video is a portal to seeing and being seen. This is what I hope to do with all of these films. And so I am excited to share them with you.

My gentle request is that if you watch, if something resonates, if a question is raised and you feel inspired to connect, I would love to hear from you. These films have always been meant to spark conversation and connection.

All details about screenings below.

With fierce love,
Amanda
Pronouns: they/them
www.amandacmadden.com


An exploration of a home space and a body within it. A meditation on the different shapes home and body space can take - safe space vs. intrusion, gathering vs. isolation, rest vs. insomnia, meditation vs. compulsiveness, relaxation vs. loneliness, privacy vs. exposure. The film arrives at the dissolution of these binaries and into a science fiction about the home/body as a site of anxiety, fear and restlessness.

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
Live Screening
Sunday April 25th @ 1:00 PM ET
Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA
GET TICKETS

Through a series of channeling experiments and personal letters, I attempt to embody and communicate with the ghost of the radical poet, model, performance artist, sculptor, and time traveler, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874-1927) about s*x, art, madness, and living and creating as a womxn artist.

Thomas Edison Film Festival
Free Virtual Screening
Available until June 1st
Honorable Mention Collection

LINK TO VIRTUAL FESTIVAL (Select *Click Here to View*)

Created improvisationally and collaboratively, Separation Celebration invites us into intimate conflict, separations of relationships of all kinds, and makes visible space for our broken hearts. It imagines a future where these broken hearts not only heal but grow stronger in celebration and love.

Full Film Now Available on Vimeo
CLICK HERE TO WATCH

April 1-31, 2022. Docs Pushing Boundaries will be available on-demand for free to the public on the TEFF website: https:...
04/01/2022

April 1-31, 2022. Docs Pushing Boundaries will be available on-demand for free to the public on the TEFF website: https://tefilmfest.org/curations-current.php A collection of 11 powerful short films from Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Kenya, Switzerland, and the US. In collaboration with the Hoboken Historical Museum. Image: “When the Swallows Fly Away” by Sébastien Pins, Marchin, Belgium.

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02/23/2022

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Join us Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm, as we host The 2022 Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly The Black Maria Film Festival). Tickets are $20 and include refreshments. Seating is limited and pre-purchase is highly recommended. Masks are required. Purchase tickets at http://ow.ly/138m50I0PLZ

The 7 short films have a total running time of 65 minutes and their styles run the gamut from documentaries and experimental, to narrative and animation. Thomas Edison Film Festival Executive Director Jane Steuerwald is your host for this artful evening.

Join us Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm, for The 2022 Thomas Edison Film Festival. Tickets are $20 & include refreshments. Sea...
02/23/2022

Join us Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm, for The 2022 Thomas Edison Film Festival. Tickets are $20 & include refreshments. Seating is limited so re-purchase is recommended. Masks are required. Tickets: ow.ly/m4C850I0PM0 Link in Bio.
Exec Dir Jane Steuerwald is your host.

Join us Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm, for The 2022 Thomas Edison Film Festival. Tickets are $20 & include refreshments. Sea...
02/23/2022

Join us Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm, for The 2022 Thomas Edison Film Festival. Tickets are $20 & include refreshments. Seating is limited so re-purchase is recommended. Masks are required. Tickets: ow.ly/m4C850I0PM0 Link in Bio.
Exec Dir Jane Steuerwald is your host.

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Hoboken, NJ
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Join us on March 24, 7 p.m. at Princeton University's James Stewart Theater for a screening of selected short films from The Thomas Edison Film Festival's 2022 touring collection – including award-winning films by Program in Visual Arts students. FREE tickets required and all are welcome.
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Just in Case receives an honourable mention award as it takes part in the 41st Thomas Edison Film Festival this February.

The festival’s relationship to Thomas Edison’s invention of the motion camera and the kinetoscope and his experimentation with the short film is an essential part of their mission, and we're so proud to be a part of it this year ✨
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🌧 The Thomas Edison Film Festival screening of EMERGE Part 1 has been postponed to September 25 due to inclement weather. Don’t miss the Hudson County premiere of the film at Hoboken Historical Museum Breezeway in Hoboken!

The first film in EMERGE: An NJSO Concert Film Trilogy features renowned Music Director Xian Zhang, pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the NJSO in a striking selection of orchestral works, showcased in a uniquely intimate style by maverick filmmaker Yuri Alves, who complements the live performances with mesmerizing visuals beyond the stage. Produced by DreamPlay Media

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Don't miss the Hudson County premiere of EMERGE Part 1: An NJSO Concert Film on September 1 at 8 pm at Shipyard Park in Hoboken! This special in-person outdoor screening is part of the Thomas Edison Film Festival.

The first film in EMERGE: An NJSO Concert Film Trilogy features renowned Music Director Xian Zhang, pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the NJSO in a striking selection of orchestral works, showcased in a uniquely intimate style by maverick filmmaker Yuri Alves, who complements the live performances with mesmerizing visuals beyond the stage. Produced by DreamPlay Media.

Info -> https://bit.ly/3sSliTb
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