Oscar Shorts Film Festival on Feb. 11

Montclair's Buzz Aldrin Middle School will be housing the Oscar Shorts on Feb. 11 to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of short films.

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Photo courtesy of Oscar Shorts.

Oscar Shorts is a unique experience where one can see all Oscar nominated short films. This fun-filled event will feature animated, documentary and live action categories. Additionally, an introduction to each film with behind the scenes insights from Corinna Sager, co-producer of the festival.

Oscar Shorts is sponsored by the Montclair Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Montclair Public Library. The festival will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Buzz Aldrin Middle School located at 173 Bellevue Ave. in Montclair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for the morning, $15 for the afternoon or $25 for the full day. Tickets are free to the students and faculty of Buzz Aldrin Middle School.

“I love the entire day because it is a unique opportunity to see 15 animation, live action and documentary [films] all in one day. It is also an emotional tour de force. Many of these films are very powerful and provocative and move me in unexpected ways,”  said Jeanne Reilly, co-founder and co-producer.

Oscar Shorts intended to bring students, industry professionals and local film lovers together to share an experience that entertains, educates and inspires. This all day event provides the “underdogs” of the Academy Awards an audience with an absolute appreciation of short films.  It enables insight and a unique perspective to each and every film.

Dr. Jill Sack, Principal of Buzz Aldrin Middle School, is equally enthusiastic. “We’re delighted to host the festival because it gives our students and the public a chance to see these wonderful films,” said Dr. Sack. In addition, Brian Lacivita, the school’s Broadcast Studio instructor, will briefly showcase some of his students’ best work. There will also be a bake sale that day with proceeds going towards the purchase of new video equipment for the class.

For tickets, schedule and additional information about the films, go to www.OscarShortsMontclair.com.

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