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Montclair Film Continues to Impress - Awarded $150,000 Grant


Now entering its 7th year, the Montclair Film Festival is the signature program of Montclair Film, a year-round 501c3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging diverse audiences through the power of visual storytelling. Featuring over 26,000 patrons and 150 attending filmmakers and industry guests, the festival has grown to become one of the top regional festivals in the United States. Easily accessible from Manhattan, the festival has received strong support and coverage from regional, NYC, and national press, industry trades, and strong celebrity attendance, including guests such as Stephen Colbert, Richard Curtis, John Stewart, Richard Gere, Julie Taymor, Rob Reiner, John Turturro, Mavis Staples, Bill Nye, and many more.

Montclair Film is proud to announce grant awards totaling more than $150,000 in recent months from a wide range of philanthropic entities for the following programs:

The Montclair Film’s 7th annual Celebrity Fundraiser, Sad! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee was made possible with support from NorthJersey.com.

New Jersey State Council on the Arts awarded a $30,000 General Operating Support grant, including a Citation of Excellence.

The American Express Foundation made a grant of $25,000 to support Montclair Film’s robust Volunteer, Intern and Mentor Programs, initiatives that provide the foundation for all we do here at Montclair Film.

Montclair Film received a $22,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism to help market our programs to cultural enthusiasts from across the State, helping to use the arts to build the local economy.

The Coolidge Corner Theater Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation made an $8,500 Science on Screen grant award for Montclair Film to participate in this national initiative that builds science education through movie screenings and community conversations moderated by notable experts from the world of science and technology. Please stay tuned for more information on our Science on Screen Series to kick off on March 27, 2018.

The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation made a grant of $25,000, and the Montclair Foundation made a grant of $10,000 over three years, towards our Capital Campaign to Build A Home for Montclair Film in downtown Montclair. These leadership grants joins hundreds of other gifts totaling more than $2.2 million towards our $2.6 million goal.

To learn more about ways you can help us finish this important campaign, visit http://montclairfilm.org/capital-campaign/a-new-home-for-mf/

“We’re incredibly grateful to all of these partners and institutions for their support of and belief in Montclair Film,” said Development Director Aran Roche. “This support is vital to our ability to deliver the world class programs to our community and our patrons.”


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