New Jersey Film Festival will present more than 40 films virtually

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The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies, will celebrate the 39th anniversary of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2020.
The Fall Festival was scheduled to take place at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, but because of COVID19 the university will not be having any public events on campus this fall. The festival will instead be virtual on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 13 to Oct. 25.
More than 40 films will have their New Jersey or area premiere (Middlesex County) screenings as part of the New Jersey Film Festival. Some of these include: Shaun Katz’s Underground Inc: The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock documentary which tells the story of the rise and fall of the alternative rock scene in the wake of Nirvana’s success; Stephen Mill’s feature Love is not Love; Vince Clemente’s The Palindromists – a documentary which delves into the history of palindromes; David Scott Kessler’s documentary The Pine Barrens, which focuses on New Jersey’s unique region; Carolyn Jones’s documentary In Case of Emergency is a documentary that follows emergency nurses and their patients in seven unique settings across the U.S; Ludi Boeken’s feature film from Israel Last Picture Show in Bucharest tells the saga of an embattled soldier; Julia Kots moving feature drama Inez & Doug & Kira; Orko Mukherjee’s coming of age drama Turtle Island; Takeshi Kushida’s feature film from Japan Woman of the Photographs; and many others. 
All the films will be available Video On Demand (VOD) for 24 hours on their show date.
There will also be special filmmaker introductions and Q+A Sessions available for many of the films. 
Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2020 will feature more than 41 film screenings.

Tickets are $12 general, $75 early bird festival pass; or $100 for a festival pass after Sept. 1.

All the works that we are screening are part of the New Jersey Film Festival Competition and were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students and academics. These judges selected the 41 finalists which will be publicly screened at the festival. The finalists were selected from over 842 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world.

In addition, the judges will choose the prize winners in conjunction with the festival director. Prize winners will be announced after the screenings on Oct. 25.

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