NJ Film Festivals

Learn more and check out film festivals in Newark and New Jersey. We recommend that you make it a point to attend, sponsor, participate in or otherwise support these vital arts events in the year ahead. If you know of any film festivals not listed below, please contact us and we will update this list.

Film Festivals in Newark

Newark Black Film Festival
June-August
Newark Museum
Founded 1974
newarkmuseum.org/museum_pages.aspx?id=240

FILMIDEO
April
Index Art Center
585 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
indexartcenter.org

Film Festivals in New Jersey

Arthouse Film Festival
Monmouth and Mountainside
October-December; March-May
http://www.arthousefilmfestival.com 

Atlantic City Short Film Festival
Atlantic City
Founded 2010
atlanticcityshortfilmfestival.com

Atlantic City International Film & Music Festival
Atlantic City
Founded 2010
acifmf.com 

Awaken! International Spiritual Film Festival 
Morristown
Founded 2009
awakenspiritualfilmfestival.org

Bergenfield Film Festival 
Bergenfield
bergenfieldfilmfestival.org

Black Maria Film + Video Festival
Jersey City and other venues
February (ongoing)
Founded 1981
blackmariafilmfestival.org

Downbeach Film Festival/Atlantic City Cinefest
Atlantic City
October 12-14
Founded 2008
downbeachfilmfestival.org 

FilmOneFest
Atlantic Highlands
Founded 2009
filmonefest.org

Garden State Film Festival
Asbury Park
April 4-7, 2013
Founded 2002
gsff.org 

Golden Door International Film Festival
Jersey City
October 11-14
goldendoorfilmfestival.org

Hoboken International Film Festival
Hoboken
June 1- 7, 2012
Founded 2006
hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com 

Jersey Shore Film Festival 
Deal
Founded 2006
jerseyshorefilmfestival.com

Lighthouse International Film Festival
Long Beach Island
Founded 2009
lighthousefilmfestival.org

Manalapan Independent Film Festival
Manalapan
facebook.com/group.php?gid=108822069149098

Montclair International Film Festival
Montclair
April-May
Founded 2012
montclairfilmfest.org 

New Jersey Film Festival
New Brunswick
October 19-21
Founded 1982
njfilmfest.com 

New Jersey Independent South Asian Cinefest 
Monmouth Junction
Founded 2007
njisacf.org 

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival 
West Orange
Founded 2000
www.njjff.org

New Jersey State Film Festival at Cape May
Cape May City
October 19-21
Founded 2001
njstatefilmfestival.com 

New Jersey Young Film & Videomakers Festival
Jersey City
October 14-20 (tentative)
Founded 1975
blackmariafilmfestival.org/NJ_Young_Festival.html

Princeton Environmental Film Festival
Princeton
Founded 2006
princeton.lib.nj.us/peff

Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
New Brunswick
October 30-November 11
Founded 2000
Bildnercenter.rutgers.edu/film 

Teaneck International Film Festival
Teaneck
November 9-11
Founded 2006
teaneckfilmfestival.org

Trenton International Film Festival
Trenton
November 9-11
trentonfilmfestival.org 

Troma Dance Film Festival
Asbury Park
Founded 2000
tromadance.com 

 

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  1. Thank you very much for letting us know! We will add to the list and share online wherever we can as well… Despite tight deadline. Also, we would like to reach out to you to discuss partnership opportunities. Best of luck tomorrow and hope to see you soon!

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