Montclair Film Festival will have a year-round home

The logo for the Montclair Film Festival, which ends today.

The logo for the Montclair Film Festival, which ends today.

The Montclair Film Festival ends today with a surge of optimism for the future, as it was announced, last night, that Investors Bank has donated a Montclair building to be used as the festival’s permanent home. It’s located at 505 Bloomfield Ave. and will be called the Investors Bank Film & Media Center.

According to a press release, it will house the festival’s “expanding year-round programs, events, educational offerings, and administrative offices.”

MFF founder Bob Feinberg said in the same press release that it “represents a major milestone in the realization of our vision for a world-class film organization.”

The festival also has announced this year’s award winners. They are:

David Carr Award for Truth in Non-Fiction Filmmaking Winner: “Peace Officer,” directed by Scott Christopherson.
Narrative Feature Competition Winner: “Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey,” directed by Lucie Borleteau.
Narrative Feature Competition, Special Jury Prize for Storytelling: “The Fool,” directed by Yury Bykov.
Bruce Sinofsky Prize for Documentary Feature Competition Winner: “The Russian Woodpecker,” directed by Chad Gracia.
Future/Now Winner: “Edén,” Elise DuRant.
New Jersey Films Competition Winner: “Sunshine Superman,” directed by Marah Strauch.
Junior Jury Winner: “How to Dance in Ohio,” directed by Alexandra Shiva.

For information, visit montclairfilm.org.

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