Welcome to the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Home of the New Jersey Film Festivals and the United States Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival dedicated to exhibiting independent, classic, international, and experimental films.

Fall 2022 New Jersey Film Festival

The 41st Bi-Annual Festival will be taking place on select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between September 9-October 16. The Festival will be a hybrid one as we will be presenting it online as well as doing select in-person screenings at Rutgers University. All the films will be available virtually via Video on Demand for 24 hours on their show date. Each ticket or Festival Pass purchased is good for both the virtual and the in-person screenings. The in-person screenings will be held in Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ beginning at 7PM on their show date.  Tickets: $15=Per Program; Festival All Access Pass=$100.

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2023 | Call for Entries

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center proudly announces the 41st Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival. The festival will be held between January 27 - February 26, 2023 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and will showcase the best in independent film by featuring premiere screenings, special guest appearances by film directors, screenwriters, cast and crew and more.

2023 United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival | Call For Entries

The 35th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held February 18-19, 2023 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Festival encourages any genre (animation, documentary, experimental, fiction, personal, etc.), but the work must have predominantly originated on Super 8mm/8mm film, Digital video or 8mm video formats. The Festival takes as its mandate the spreading of the 8mm and Digital word.

Past Events

2022 New Jersey International Film Festival Winners

All the works that were part of the 2022 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 25 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 667 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Best of Festival Winners

Best Feature Film
The Mental State – James Camali (Brooklyn, New York)

Best Documentary Film
The Art of Un-War – Maria Niro (New York, New York)

Best Short Film
Eureka – Miida Chu (Toluca Lake, California)

Best Animation Film
Self Defense - Joni Whitworth and Sam Tam Ham (Portland, Oregon)

Best Experimental Film
Composition – Paul Sestakov (Austin, Texas)

Honorable Mention Winners
MALCAH – Anthony Maranville (New York, New York)
A Cartoon of a Cat Sleeping – Randall Scott Christopher (San Diego, California)
Tundra - José Luis Aparicio (Havana, Cuba)
Once I passed – Martin Gerigk (Krefeld, Germany)
Miss Futuro – Antonio Morales (Madrid, Spain)
Faithbreaker - Piotr Złotorowicz (Warsaw, Poland)
Voice of the Game – Tom McCabe and Kirk Rudell (Denville, New Jersey)
Gruf and Me – Dovi Keich (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Love Forbids You…- Will Rittweger (Howell, New Jersey)
The Everyday Show – Viren Shinde (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Bendix: Sight Unseen - Anthony Scalia – (Lodi, New Jersey)
The Afterthought of Life – Svenja Wichmann (Cologne, Germany)
NICHOLAS WINTON: THE MAN WHO SAVED 669 CHILDREN - Frédéric Tonolli (Paris, France)

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2022 Winners

All the works that were part of the Spring 2022 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 27 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 633 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Princess – Peter Luisi (Zurich, Switerland)

Winner Best Documentary Film
When Claude Got Shot – Brad Lichtenstein (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Winner Best Short Film
¡Llámame Chinita! – Stacy Chu (Los Angeles, California)

Winner Best Animated Film
Pottero – Lindsay Martin (Athens, Ohio)

Winner Best Experimental Film
Mise En Abyme – Charly Santagado (Metuchen, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners
Flux – Cléa van der Grijn (Sligo, Ireland)
RUTH STONE'S VAST LIBRARY OF THE FEMALE MIND – Nora Jacobson (Norwich, Vermont)
Memory Builds The Monument – Isaac Yowman (Houston, Texas)
Just Like Water – Manos Triantafillakis (Athens, Greece)
Threads of Desire – Bianca Di Marco (New York, New York)
The History of Metal and Horror – Mike Schiff (Bronx, New York)
Not Today - Aditya Kripalani (Singapore, Singapore)

2022 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners


Best of the Festival
Deerwoods Deathtrap – James Gannon (Brooklyn, New York)
Hallucinations – M. Wild (New York, New York)

Honorable Mention
Noösphere – Miles Sprietsma (Portland, Oregon)
Parenthesis – Vasilios Papaioannu (Washington, DC)
III. – Tim Dübbert (Mönchengladbach, Germany)
Polavision, An Instant Failure – Álex López (Ferrol, Spain)
Getting That Note Out – Francesca Soans (Waterloo, Iowa)

Merchandise

New Jersey Film Festival T-Shirts - 100% cotton! Original designs! $30 with priority shipping included to the USA! Sorry, no international shipping at this time. Send check to the address listed under the Contact Us section and include what design and size t-shirt (Medium, Large or X-Large) you want in the Memo box. You can also pay via Paypal. Log onto www.paypal.com, and use njmac@aol.com as the recipient address.

New Jersey Film Festival Merchandise
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Membership

Join the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC

Founded in 1982, the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC draws thousands of viewers from throughout New Jersey by providing an alternative media culture. Please help us continue our cultural mission by joining us as a friend-member.

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Membership Benefits

  • Discounted admission to Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC screenings, and special events.
  • Discounted tuition to Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC film/video workshops and courses.
  • Discounted prices on Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC T-shirts and other merchandise.
  • First-class subscription to Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC program calendars.
  • Free admission and reservation privileges included on upper-level memberships ($200 and above).

All memberships are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Inquire for details. Friend-memberships are valid for two seasons (approximately 8 months). Additional tax-deductible donations are also welcome. Become a member today!

About Us

New Jersey has only one media arts center programming year-round -- offering over 100 annual film screenings and events: The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center. Founded in 1982, the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC draws thousands of viewers from throughout New Jersey by providing an alternative media culture. The Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC is dedicated to the noncommercial exhibition of independent, classic, international, and experimental films and videos. Not only do our audiences have the opportunity to view many independently produced films, but also the added benefit of meeting with the filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and other members of production crew.

Guests

Some of our guests have included: Todd Solondz, Bill Plympton, Gary Null, Veronica Burstein, Jem Cohen, Peter Sillen, Jason Rosette, Susan Muska, Greta Olafsdottir, Sarah Jacobson, Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell, Paul Morrissey, D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Tim Kirkman, Joseph Dorman, Ted Sod, Heather McDonald, Mark Rappaport, Sara Driver, Jim McKay, Su Friedrich, Menachem Daum, Ken Smith, Aviva Kempner, David Riker, John Hulme, Charles Creasy, Tony Leahy, Jeff Cline, Diane Bonder, Sarah Karloff, Michel Negroponte, Vlas and Charley Parlapanides, Ethan Falk, David Rick Balcorta, Roger Weisberg, Daina Krumins, Jenny Stein, James LaVeck, D.R. Hernandez, Matthew Garrett, Thomas Franklin, Thierry Daher, Carolyn Travis, Yasuki Nakajima, Aileen Bordman, Patrick Donnelly, Sara Taksler, Naomi Greenfeld, Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, Jerome Bongiorno, Sanjiban Sellew, Susan Ingraham, Martha Rosler, Mark Berger, Raphael Ortiz, Maureen Gosling, Marc Maurino, Matthew Brown, Moon Molson, Jave Galt-Miller, Micah Baskir, Paul La Blanc, Thurston Smith, Tim Eberle, Damian Kolody, Nancy O'Mallon, Kathy Foronjy, Joe Coburn, Michael Knowles, Luke Mathany, Sarah Wickliffe, Jonathan Budine, Melissa Thomson, Beth Miranda Botshon, Daniel Califf-Glick, Bonnie Blake, Linda Helm Krapf, Christina Eliopoulos, Melissa Whitely, Andrew Liput, Donny Moss, Raul Barcelona, Alex Feldman, Joesph Bierman, Eve Burris, Ken Castellano, Mark Kolu, Peter Koziell, Darren Garnick, Patty Sharaf, Bill Page, Jon Sell, Danny Medoza, Paul Andersen, Christopher Maloney, Thomas Florek, Paul Marcus, Ryan Smith, Matthew Lawrence, Beth Toni Kruvant, Nadirah Bell, Emma Kenney, Shinako Sudo, Richard Haines, Ken Kimmelman, Christopher Bedford, Neil and Lee Selden, Cassandra Evanisko, Corrina May, Judith Vogelsang, Ryan O'Laughlin, Hemant Tavathia, David Svedosh, Gary Wein, Zoe Lister-Jones, Augusta Palmer, Jonathan Zelenak, Noemie Lafrance, Michael Raynes, Jean Strauss, Marjorie Wright, Dennis Connors, Josh Eisenberg, Robert Kohr, Dena Greenbaum, Brendan McNamee, Julie Tortorici, Jessica Provenz, Sarah Louise Lilley, Jessica Henson, Dena Schumacher, Michael Warholic, Doug Massell, William Goins, Vanessa Roth, and many others. Please help us continue our cultural mission by joining us as a friend-member.

Our Sponsors

The New Jersey Film Festival is funded and/or sponsored in part by The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts - Funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund; The Rutgers University Office of Summer and Winter Sessions; OVID/Icarus Films, The Rutgers University American Studies Department; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; Johnson & Johnson; WRSU; New Jersey Stage, The Home News Tribune; The Asbury Park Press; New Brunswick City Center; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.




Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC 2022 Staff

  • Executive Director/Curator: Albert Gabriel Nigrin
  • Office and House Managers: Isabelle Bonvini, Hamsa Hassan, Katie Scrivani
  • Volunteers/Interns: Justin Almodovar, Amit Bachani, Doris Diaz, Dennis Geissler, Thomas Kozakiewicz, Dana Lauria, Capri Leone, Caroline Mabrey, Alexandra Mazza, Prajesh Patel, Emily Ranieri, Sahar Saiyed, Michaela Schwab, Jordan Sickafoose, Jennifer Stanilla, Ashley Terer, Max Valentine, Isabella Vidro, Hannah Vliet, Kalilah Whitford
  • Advisors: Bob Brodsky, Victoria Connor, Matthew Maginley, Dr. Susan Martin-Marquez, Dr. Daniel Nigrin, Dr. Meheli Sen, Toni Treadway, and Dr. Alan Williams
  • Board of Trustees: Dr. Irene Fizer, Bill Harris, Albert Gabriel Nigrin, and Steven C. Schechter, Esq.

Contact Us

  • New Jersey Film Festival
    Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center
    Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies
    4170 Academic Building
    15 Seminary Place
    New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8525
    U.S.A.
  • Email

    NJMAC12@gmail.com
    NJMAC@aol.com
    uss8fdvf@gmail.com (for Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival)
  • Phone

    (848) 932-8482
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