Filmmakers: 2022 submissions are open until March 1, 2022

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Cranford Film Festival!

Saturday April 30, 2022

at the Cranford Theater

6:00 - 10:00 pm

The Cranford Film Festival, featuring the best of the fest's short films and local films, will screen at the Cranford Theater on Saturday April 30, 2022 from 6-10 pm. The festival will be the conclusion to Arts Day in Cranford. All festival films will also be shown virtually on the FestiVee website from Saturday April 23 - Saturday May 7.

The deadline for filmmaker submissions to the 2022 festival closes on March 1. All filmmakers will be notified as to the status of their films after judges' review by March 30.

Opportunities for sponsorships and/or donations conclude on April 1. Festival tickets may be purchased starting February 14 on the FestiVee website by clicking on the website under Buy Tickets.

2nd Annual Cranford Film Festival

A Celebration of the Best in Short Films From Around The World

The Cranford Film Festival (CFF) screens short films (30 seconds to 20 minutes) in the following categories: fiction, documentary, animation, student fiction, and music videos.

The Cranford Friends of the Performing Arts, the Cranford Theater, the Downtown Merchants and CFF Festival Director Lew Goldstein discussed the idea of scheduling the film festival as the capstone to the town's downtown Arts Day. Cranford has been voted the best downtown in New Jersey for the last three years.

Festival Director Lew Goldstein said "We are appreciative of the community support for the 2022 Festival and our collaboration with the Cranford Theater. We will continue to monitor health updates on the COVID-19 virus and variants of the virus in the upcoming days. We are taking all health precautions to assure the indoor experience on April 30 will be safe for festival goers. Given our success last year going virtual, we will also offer the virtual experience this year from April 23-May 7 for festival goers. The best of the fest films and local films will only be shown on the big screen at the Cranford Theater on April 30. We will also have a question and answer session for audience members to ask questions of filmmakers about their films."

Following up last year's successful inaugural film festival, CFF has earmarked funds from ticket sales, donations and sponsorships to once again go toward the non-profit organization Cranford Schools Friends of the Performing Arts (Cranford FOPA). 2022 FOPA festival coordinators Chris Hoffman, Pam Brewster and Stephanie Levine and Cranford Theater President Doreen Sayegh are looking forward to working with all groups and individuals to make the 2022 Festival a continued success. Please show your support for the festival and its mission by buying tickets starting February 14 (see Buy Tickets button at bottom of page). For those wishing to sponsor or donate (see sponsorship levels/donate now! at bottom of page).

This film festival gives an opportunity for new and current filmmakers to have their short films screened. All genres and styles of films will be considered. A Best of Festival Award and laurel will be given in each of the five categories.

(For more information on submission, deadline dates and awards, please visit


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