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SOMA Film Festival Now Taking Submissions  

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Seton Hall students at the 2017 SOMA Film Festival at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

The South Orange Maplewood (SOMA) Film Festival celebrates its third year this upcoming March, with film submissions open until December 15. The festival will run from March 16 to March 18, supporting local filmmakers' creativity by showcasing over 100 long and short films over its allotted three-day period.

Students, faculty and alumni of the College of Communication and the Arts are encouraged to submit their short films, features, documentaries and animations to be featured during the festival. Are you a student or alum interested in submitting your work? Submission guidelines for the Seton Hall community are featured here and due by December 15.

This year's festival continues the College's partnership with SOMA, providing students and alumni with direct exposure to responsive audiences and industry professionals. Last year, an exclusive 2-hour session was dedicated to Seton Hall films from both students and alumni of the Visual and Sound Media program.

"The partnership between the SOMA Film Festival and the Seton Hall Visual and Sound Media program continues to build community in exciting ways, connecting student filmmakers, alumni and local filmmakers together. It's not only about networking," said Associate Professor of Communication, Jonathan Kraszewski. "It's about realizing the community of film artists in this area and recognizing just how far the Seton Hall community of visual artists reaches."

William Pace with SOMA film festival

William Pace, Faculty Associate of Digital Media Production, speaks during Seton Hall's exclusive two-hour segment.

The festival will show and hold sessions at The Woodland in Maplewood, NJ Filmmakers who submit and are accepted receive two VIP Passes for all films, guest speakers and panels. Filmmakers in attendance will also meet one-on-one with an expert in film distribution to discuss their work and possible distribution options. 

Additionally, the festival is also hosting an exclusive screening of acclaimed documentary, Art and Craft, on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at The Woodland. As part of the festival's "Two Night Only" series, Art and Craft explores how Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in United States history, confronts his own legacy as a chorus of museum professional clamor for him to stop. Tickets are $10 and are on sale here.

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Danielle Clements
  • (973) 275-4831
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