• Interesting Events - Rahway International Film Festival (Pay Event)

    NOTE: This isn't an official meetup for CJIF. This is a separate event that CJIF is a supporter of. We have no official meetup location for members. We are posting this to make members aware of the event. To find out more about this event, visit http://rahwayfilmfest.com/ From RIFF: The Rahway International Film Festival is a not-for-profit festival first held in June of 2013 in an effort to create a warm and welcoming home for independent filmmakers and fans of film in New Jersey and the surrounding area. We annually showcase short films, feature films and music videos while offering seminars and networking opportunities to those interested in the film industry. As a women-led festival in a primarily male-dominated industry, we are dedicated to showcasing an equal ratio of films by female and male filmmakers in keeping with equality. We are excited to offer some of the best emerging artists. The festival has proven to be an impressive starting ground for filmmakers, including RIFF alum and 2014 Audience Choice Award winner, Temi Tokosi who was selected to attend the Creative Minds Film Institute at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. We are committed to enhancing the creative community in the Rahway area and providing a platform for international storytellers to not only share their work but a place to forge new relationships for collaboration.

  • Filmmakers Unite: One More Time

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tower Center New Brunswick

    Possibly our last networking meeting for awhile. If you got the time, stop by to say hi... see some old friends... meet some new ones... Will have our pitch session like normal as well as open time to walk around and chat with filmmakers.

  • Record.Play 2016 Film Competition Deadline

    East Brunswick Public Library

    Record. Play is an annual film competition that invites East Brunswick residents to create a short film based on theme. It is the goal of the Record.Play competition to promote EBPLay media lab, support East Brunswick filmmakers’ creativity, and foster a culture that encourages peer to peer learning. In addition, the competition will share the results with the community. The Record.Play competition is open to all New Jersey residents and New Jersey students. The three age categories are; Youth (0-12 years old), Teens (13- 18 years old) and Adult (19+ years old). All films must be original work. Entries will be evaluated on how they interpret the theme, visual and audio quality, and editing skills, in addition to other criteria. Films must be no longer than 7 minutes in length. More information located at www.ebpl.org/recordplay.

  • Help Support Young Filmmakers at RIFF Jr!

    Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts rahway nj

    This Saturday starting at 2PM is RIFF Jr. in Rahway, showcasing some great short films from young aspiring filmmakers. If you're free, please come out to support these young filmmakers and help inspire them to continue developing their skills. There will also be snacks and hors d'oeuvre available. Entry to the event is $10 at the door, but the first 15 people to email me with their full name at [masked] will get 1 free entry to the event. Offer ends 11:59PM EST Friday Night. To leave more about RIFF Jr. check out the link here... http://www.rahwayfilmfest.com/#!junior/fesqg

  • Interesting Events - Hang onto Your Shorts Film Festival (Pay Event)

    The Showroom Independent Cinema

    NOTE: This isn't an official meetup for CJIF. This is a separate event that CJIF is a supporter of. We have no official meetup location for members. We are posting this to make members aware of the event. To find out more about this event, visit http://hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com/ From Hang onto Your Shorts Film Festival: Chris J. Cullen, Rich Lello and Brian Kopack are three Jersey boys who enjoy going to events on the Jersey Shore. After Hurricane Sandy in 2011, the shore was hit very hard and many people came together to help rebuild the shore. Though many artistic events and film festivals have left the area. We all work in the entertainment industry in some form and we all love the art of film making. We want to bring back film festivals to the Jersey Shore and also celebrate those who are trying to break into the industry with the Short Film. We decided to create a small intimate short film festival in the amazing area of Asbury Park, NJ to start our festival. Now entering its third year, the “Hang onto Your Shorts” Film Festival.

  • Watch Bergman Films!

    SOPAC Loft

    La Cinémathèque Film Club presents: Ingmar Bergman For the first time ever, La Cinémathèque Film Club will present a series on a single filmmaker. Ingmar Bergman was one of history’s most prolific directors; his beautiful, intellectual films have left an indelible mark on the art form. To study Bergman is to study cinema itself. Join us as we embark on a journey through his films, his art, his very psyche. Whether you are a lifelong Bergman enthusiast or just curious about film as art, this series is for you. Watch, learn, and discuss this master of cinema with fellow film lovers. Memberships are available at the SOPAC box office in person, by phone [masked]), or online for $60. Please note: Your membership covers the entire series. Each discussion builds upon previous events, so you may only purchase memberships through the second film of a series. Tickets for individual screenings are not available except with the enclosed pass. FILMS AND DATES La Cinémathèque meets on Sundays at 2pm in the SOPAC Loft. March 6 Wild Strawberries (1956) April 10 Persona (1966) May 22 Scenes of a Marriage (1973) June 12 Fanny and Alexander (1982) For more information, feel free to visit our website or Facebook, or email [masked]

  • Brightside Tavern Short Film Festival

    Needs a location

    The Brightside Festival in Jersey City is in it's third season this coming March, and besides having entertaining films, It'd be a great way to network with other film directors, producers, writers, etc. The first night is dedicated to documentaries, student films, and adult comedy. Sunday the 6th though is the big all-day event. Here is our website http://www.brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/ and here is the ticket site http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503274

  • Short Film Project/Web Series

    Needs a location

    Hey CJIF, Let's meet together to create ideas and plans for small Short Films or few web series episodes. We can all collaborate our creativity and skills to further our love and understanding of film making and films. Let's all come up with few ideas and meet to discuss what's feasible and what project to work on as a team. Anyone down for that? If you RSVP, please come with couple ideas so we all can talk about each others idea. Actors, Filmmakers, Tech guys are all welcome since everyone has different creativity which we can all use. :)

  • Watch A Separation with La Cinémathèque

    South Orange Performing Arts Center

    La Cinémathèque Film Club in South Orange is a group dedicated to bringing about cultural and artistic understanding through the lens of cinema. We exhibit classic films from around the world. We're wrapping up our most recent series, an exploration of Iranian cinema, with a FREE screening of 2011's A Separation. Anyone is welcome and there is no expectation of commitment to our future programming. We just want to spread the word and show other film enthusiasts what La Cinémathèque is all about. The screening is A Separation at 2pm on Sunday, January 17. It is free to all, and anyone who might be interested in signing up for our spring series on Bergman would be able to do so at a discount. Check out our facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/435788599948847/

  • Filmmakers Unite: The Return

    Stelton Community Center

    Well I managed to land a little freetime and a space to hold a meetup, so I thought it was time to get together again. :) We won't have as much time in the building as we've had with HIX, but I want to get back into the swing of things with a usual meetup; some networking, see if we can get some new projects going, and talk about ideas for the future. Hope to see you guys there. :) -Filmmaker Networking -Project Pitching -Ideas for the Future