The Media Arts Department of NJCU presents an evening of selected shorts from the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival's 38th Annual Tour, Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m., IMAP Studio, Fries Hall
An evening of award-winning selected shorts from the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival’s 38th Annual Tour, will be presented on Monday evening April 22nd at 7:00 PM in the IMAP Studio, Fries Hall Basement, at NJ City University, 2039 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ.
The program will be presented by festival director and former Media Arts Department professor Jane Steuerwald. Featured films include topics of global concern, LGBTQ issues, social justice, and animation and experimental works. The event is free and open to the University community and the public.
Selected films include topics of global concern, LGBTQ issues, social justice, and animation and experimental works. One of the featured works, "Koka the Butcher" about "pigeoneering" in Cairo, Egypt, tells of men's clubs who clash in contests to release and capture each other’s birds. "Koka, the Butcher,” by Bence Máté and Florian Schewe, of Berlin, Germany, received the festival's Stellar Award for Documentary.
Celebrating its 38th consecutive year in 2019, the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival is dedicated to creativity and innovation in the moving-image arts. It was named for Thomas Edison’s West Orange film studio dubbed the “Black Maria” due to its resemblance to the type of black-box police paddy wagon known as a “black maria.” The Festival is an annual juried competition traveling to audiences across the US and abroad, featuring new short works in all genres, and supporting the work of international independent filmmakers.
The Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium - Black Maria Film Festival has generous support from NJ State Council on the Arts, the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, the Charles Edison Fund, the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism, the Hoboken Historical Museum, WithumSmith+Brown, and Lowenstein Sandler LLP. For further information, contact Jane Steuerwald, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 201-856-6565, www.blackmariafilmfestival.org, or Prof. Joel Katz, Media Arts Dept., NJCU, email@example.com, main office: 201-200-3494.