Montclair Film postpones 2020 festival

Montclair Film Festival postponed

The official artwork for the now-postponed 2020 Montclair Film Festival.

The Montclair Film Festival, which has grown into one of the country’s largest and most significant film festivals in its nine years, has postponed its 2020 edition because of the coronavirus threat. It had been scheduled to take place May 1-10.

All other Montclair Film classes, screenings and special events have been postponed as well.

According to a press release, “Montclair Film has developed a production plan to launch the 2020 Festival program once public health and other officials advise that the public may safely attend public events. The organization remains fully engaged in the planning of the 2020 Festival, with films, venues, the annual Film Guide, and a full schedule of special events being readied for launch.”

In the press release, Montclair Film executive director Tom Hall said that “we are postponing the 2020 Montclair Film Festival because we are committed to the health and safety of our community, and we support and are grateful to our public health partners as they work to contain and fight COVID-19. We look forward to hosting the 2020 Montclair Film Festival at a time when we can fully engage in the celebration of cinema, community, and conversation with all of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and sponsors feeling safe and welcome.”

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