The Cranford Film Festival (CFF) screens short films (up to 20 minutes in length) in the following categories: fiction, documentary, animation, student fiction, and music videos.
The Cranford Friends of the Performing Arts, the Cranford Theater, the Cranford Downtown Merchants and CFF Festival Director Lew Goldstein will continue the tradition of scheduling the film festival as the capstone to the town's downtown Arts Day.
We are appreciative of the ongoing community support for the Film Festival and our collaboration with the Cranford Theater. Our sellout crowd at the 2022 Festival indicates there is a continued appreciation of the quality of the films screened and a growing knowledge in the film community that this is one of the top comprehensive short film festivals in New Jersey. We will also offer a virtual experience this year from April 23 - May 7, 2023 for festival goers to view additional films. The best of the fest and local films will only be shown on the big screen at the Cranford Theater on April 22. We will also include a question and answer session for audience members to ask questions of filmmakers about their films on Saturday April 22.
CFF has earmarked funds from ticket sales, donations and sponsorships to support the non-profit organization Cranford Schools Friends of the Performing Arts (Cranford FOPA). 2023 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 2023 Festival a continued success. Tickets will go on sale in February,2023 and will be able to be purchased on this website (cranfordfilmfestival.org) For those wishing to sponsor or donate (see sponsorship levels/donate now! button at bottom) and link to sponsorship page. Deadline for sponsorship is March 22, 2023.