“Oscar® Shorts – Celebrate the Underdog!” Screens All Three Categories of Shorts on Sunday, February 24 at Montclair State University
(Montclair, February 5, 2013) – The Montclair Underdog Film Festival, which screens all categories of the Oscar® nominated short films (animated, live action and documentary), is joining forces with the Montclair Film Festival (MFF) for this year’s program, entitled “Oscar® Shorts – Celebrate the Underdog!” The films will be screened from 10:00am - 5:30pm on Sunday, February 24 – the day of The 85th Academy Awards – at Montclair State University’s University Hall.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Montclair Film Festival Oscar Shorts page and are priced as follows:
- · Morning (animation & live action programs): $12
- · Afternoon (documentaries): $12
- Full day: $20
“We are very excited to partner with the Montclair Film Festival this year,” said Corinna Sager, co-founder and producer of The Montclair Underdog Film Festival. “Our festival is considered a legacy of the Montclair Arts Council and has doubled its audience every year over the last three years, but we would like to see it continue to grow and flourish. This partnership gives both organizations the opportunity to serve a wide number of film fans in the area.”
In August, Sager and co-producer Jeanne Reilly approached Bob Feinberg, Chairman of the MFF Board, with the idea to fold “Underdog” under MFF.
“After the enormous success of the first edition of the Montclair Film Festival, we thought partnering with them would provide the greatest opportunity for growth for ‘Underdog’,” said Reilly. “The community loves these films and the more people who get to see them the better!”
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