Underdog Film Festival
Saturday, February 4, 2012 • 12:22pm
Film enthusiasts will once again have an opportunity to see the 2012 Oscar nominated Shorts at this year’s third annual Montclair Underdog Film Festival, on Saturday, February 25, 2012. The festival will be held at Montclair State University (MSU) at the state-of-the-art screening room in University Hall Room 1070 from 10am-6pm.
The films featured will be the 2012 Oscar nominated short films in the Documentary, Live Action and Animated categories. There will also be a special screening of “Poetry of Resilience”, winner of the Woodstock Film Festival, produced and directed by Katja Esson who was nominated for an Academy Award® for her film 'Ferry Tales', the film was co-produced by Montclair resident Corinna Sager.
Tickets are $12 for the morning, $15 for the afternoon, $22 for the whole day. Afternoon and all day passes include the price for the special “Poetry of Resilience. Montclair State University students and faculty attend free with valid ID. For tickets, exact times, schedule, additional information and the films to be screened, go to www.underdogfilmfest.com.
The Montclair Underdog Film Festival is co-produced by the Montclair State University Film Program and a group of dedicated film, TV and communication professionals from Montclair and the surrounding community.
"The Filmmaking Program here at Montclair State University is thrilled to be able to co-sponsor The Underdog Film Festival and give our students and the public a chance to see these wonderful and rarely seen films. Since our film students make mostly short films, it's very beneficial for them to see the best of the best short films being honored by the Academy," says Susan Skoog, Filmmaking Program faculty member.
“The Festival is growing every year, in fact, we doubled our audience from in 2011! The audience loves these amazing films” It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring together students and the local community to share an experience that inspires, educates and entertains. Says, Jeanne Reilly, a Video Producer at Kraft Foods, and one of the Producers of the Festival.
Watch for the mascot, Lucky the “Under Dog” on your travels in and around Montclair in the coming days
Film List and Programs
10:00-12:00 Morning Program
(listed in alphabetical order)
A Morning Stroll (Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe)
Dimanche/Sunday (Patrick Doyon)
La Luna (Enrico Casarosa)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg)
Wild Life (Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby)
Live Action Shorts
Pentecost (Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane)
Raju (Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren)
The Shore (Terry George and Oorlagh George)
12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH (the Red Hawk Diner and the Cafe Carpe Diem are walking distance away).
1-3 pm Afternoon Program Live Action Shorts (Con't)
Time Freak (Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey)
Tuba Atlantic (Hallvar Witzø)
3-5 pm Short Documentaries
Incident in New Baghdad (James Spione
Saving Face (Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin)
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen)
5 pm Special screening of “Poetry of Resilience”, winner of the Woodstock
For Tickets go to the website: www.underdogfilmfest.com