Essex County College will be an active participate in the 2016 Newark International Film Festival as the College will be the site of film screenings Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10. The city-wide event has attracted nearly 900 submissions from around the globe.
The College’s Mary Burch Theater will be the location for the screenings from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, with some programs in Smith Hall. Essex’s schedule is as follows:
|ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (Documentaries and Webisodes)||FRIDAY|
|Body Games. Capoeira and Ancestry + Capoeira Demo/Q&A||11:30am-1pm|
|Our Mothers Voices||1:30-3pm|
No Justice No Peace + Q&A
|3pm – 4pm|
|Money & Violence How to make a successful web series||7-8pm|
|Cinematography Master workshop with Alex Fernbach with Panasonic display||5-7pm|
|ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE MARY BURCH THEATER||SATURDAY|
|Stunt Panel / Body Games Capoeira 1 hour||2-4pm|
Additional information on the 2016 Newark International Film Festival, including ticket information, is available at: http://www.NewarkIFF.com.
The full schedule of events throughout Newark is at:
The College’s New Media Technology students, under the direction of Professor Jennifer Wager, interned with the Festival during the Spring 2016 Semester where they received a hands-on, inside look at the rapidly growing film and television industry in Newark.
The students will film the various industry insider and VIP events associated with the Festival. A number of Essex graduates are also featured in the Festival and will screen their work at the Newark Museum on Saturday, September 10 as part of the Newark Filmmakers Showcase.
Professor Wager said that the College’s overall involvement in the Festival is allowing students to gain invaluable knowledge in the industry. She is Essex’s coordinator of Communications, New Media Technology, and Digital Media & Electronic Publishing programs.
The event is the first international film festival hosted in Newark. A main feature of the Newark IFF will be the Hannibal Goodwin Award for Innovation in Filmmaking in homage to Hannibal Goodwin, the Episcopal priest who invented celluloid film 1887 in Newark. A core component to the Festival are the various workshops, celebrity Q&A panels, and receptions that will provide access and platforms for filmmakers from all over to take advantage of the wealth of experience, resources, and opportunities available to them.
“Newark has historically had great significance on the national and international stage, particularly in the area of innovation,” said Tehsuan Glover, Newark IFF Director of Communications. “It is especially poetic that we bring this international film festival here to Newark to showcase the fact that Newark is an international city, and that Newark has so much to offer for Newarkers as well as international filmmakers, actors, entertainers, and tourists.”