October 1, 2017

Northampton Film Festival: Black Maria Film Festival with speakers Nathan Pancione, Luke Jaeger, and Morgan Miller

Date(s) - Sunday, October 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Black Maria is a juried competition of short works in all genres, held annually. Following the Festival’s premier in February, it travels throughout the year and across the US and abroad.

For thirty-six years the Black Maria Film Festival has been celebrating creativity and innovation in the moving-image arts. The Festival’s home is NJ City University (NJCU) in New Jersey, not far from the site of Thomas Edison’s original film studio in West Orange, known as the “Black Maria.” Edison’s employees thought the studio’s boxy shape and black tarpaper covering resembled the so-called “black maria” police paddy wagons.

We will be joined by Nathan Pancione, Luke Jaeger, and Morgan Miller.


Celia Johnson – Animation – 4 min. by Luke Jaeger, Northampton, MA

Oh My – Animation – 4 min. by Tess Martin, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Preparations for the Forest: A Portrait of David Footer – Documentary – 10 min. by Daniel Mooney, Melrose, MA

Joan – Documentary – 7 min. by Nathan Pancione, Norwalk, CT

Boomerang – Animation – 5 min. by Steven Vander Meer, Arcata, CA