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New Jersey International Film Festival - First Light & Bone Cage

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When:

JUN 4, 2021
All the films will be available on VOD (Video On Demand) for 24 hours on their show date. There will also be special Filmmaker Introductions and Q+A Sessions available for many of the films.

Where:

Virtual
Video On Demand

More Info:

Phone: 848-932-8482

Welcome to the 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival!

The Festival was scheduled to take place at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey but because of COVID19, the University will not be having any public events on campus this Summer so the Festival will be a virtual one. It will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between June 4 - 13, 2021. We are using Eventive as our Festival Provider. They have an excellent reputation and have done a masterful job of streaming films for many years.

All the films will be available on VOD (Video On Demand) for 24 hours on their show date. There will also be special Filmmaker Introductions and Q+A Sessions available for many of the films.

First Light - Amy Lee Ketchum (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Rising from the sea monster of death, a young woman’s ghost leads her grieving sister through the heart of darkness in search of light. The story of First Light is revealed through a synthesis of music and art; a hybrid of traditional hand-cut puppet and hand-drawn 2d character animation with digital effects, and an original classical score. Its poetry is sung by Maren Montalbano and Jessica Beebe, vocalists in Grammy® Award-winning ensembles. 2020; 9 min.

Bone Cage - Taylor Olson (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

In this gorgeous feature film from Nova Scotia, Jamie works operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured animals and rescues those he can. Jamie's desire to break free from this world is thwarted by the very environment and circumstance he's trying to escape. Bone Cage is a sensitive examination of the parallels between the toxic ideals of masculinity that children are taught who become men, and how this goes hand in hand with the destruction of our earth. 2020; 79 min.

To buy tickets and to see the schedule click here.



First Light - Amy Lee Ketchum (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Bone Cage - Taylor Olson (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)