Updated: Jul 21, 2019
The Monmouth Film Festival (MFF) loves to share films from all around the world, but of course they never want to forget where they came from. With the film industry exploding once again in New Jersey, the MFF is very excited to highlight some of the local films they are featuring this year. Sometimes you don’t need to go far to find incredible talent and the MFF wants everyone to see that you can be inspired to make an amazing film right in your own "backyard." So many of the independent films shown, this year and in the past, were filmed in NJ, or from directors born and raised here. Coming from the eyes of creators who grew up in the area really helps capture the essence of what NJ is all about. Plus, they know exactly where to go to find the tone they are looking for. Although these films can be intriguing and relatable to anyone, they hold a special place in the hearts of those who call it home and can spot the easter eggs that only a true Jersey native would understand.
MFF has two Jersey film blocks (1 and 2) filled with shorts that they can't wait to share, as well as this list below to give you a sneak peek of what's to come! For even more local love check out this Q&A with director Gerard Zarra about his award winning film, The Tramcar Girl, set in Wildwood, NJ.
A chance encounter of a man and a woman in the park might not be chance after all. Buy tickets here!
A story about three brothers growing up in the streets of North Newark where everyday is a struggle to survive. Family unity, strong Christian values and Brotherly Luv help keep these brothers on the straight and narrow. Watch the trailer and buy tickets here!
A young man investigates his brother's disappearance. Buy tickets here!
After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating and meets the charmingly complicated Maggie Mae. Charlie is forced to confront the challenges of maintaining a relationship in the digital age. In an era where everyone's connected, Charlie's never felt more apart. Buy tickets here!
A husband and wife discover they no longer love each other as they used to. Buy tickets here!
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