The Cranford Film Festival will be held in person on April 22 (watch our website cranfordfilmfestival.org for updated information) and virtually from April 23-May 7, 2023. As the festival will be virtual as well as in-person in 2023 festival goers have the opportunity to watch the best in worldwide short films from their homes or in person.

Filmmakers: Deadline is March 15, 2023.

Tickets: purchase at cranfordfilmfestival.org

Sponsors: for those individuals/sponsors who wish to be a part of the festival our deadline is March 22, 2023.Please go to our site cranfordfilmfestival.org for more information on sponsorship.

Festival Director Lew Goldstein said: “We are appreciative of the community support for this festival given the success of our festival last year. As a matter of overall public health and safety we will continue to monitor health updates on the COVID-19 virus and variants during the upcoming months. However, we expect to gather indoors again in the Cranford Theater on April 22, 2023."

Watch for updates on our website at cranfordfilmfestival.org and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to providing the best in worldwide short films to you this Spring as we celebrate the third annual Cranford Film Festival.

Stay healthy everyone!

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The festival focuses on screening short films ( less than 20 minutes in length) in the categories of fiction, documentary, animation, horror, music videos and student films.
Best of Festival awards are given in each of the categories and festival goers will be able to watch and listen to each of the filmmakers explain their films during the festival.

Filmmakers will be notified as to whether or not their films will be screened as official selections at the festival after the review of all films by a panel of judges concludes on March 29. Those filmmakers whose films are official selections which will be shown at the festival will be asked to submit their film in DCP format AND submit a 60 sec introduction about their film for festival goers to view virtually.

Award winners will be notified after the conclusion of the festival. The Best of Fest award recipients, as judged by the those virtually attending the Festival, in each of the five categories will receive recognition for their achievements. The Cranford Couger award is a judges award give separately to films which conveyed the message of their film in a superior manner. Recipients of this special award will also be able to access a laurel after the Fest on FilmFreeway.

The final schedule of films that will be shown will be posted on/around the second week in April.

Notification of selection to filmmakers will be made on or around March 29.

Go to cranfordfilmfestival.org for submission information or to the Cranford Film Festival site on filmfreeway.com).

Tickets to the festival may be purchased at the festival’s website page www.cranfordfilmfestival.org Tickets sold will benefit the Cranford Schools Friends of the Performing Arts (@fopachs)

Sponsorship: Sponsors are directed to the festival website cranfordfilmfestival.org for more information on how they can participate in this event. The deadline is March 22, 2023.

Best of Festival Awards in each of the following six categories: fiction, documentary, animation, horror, music videos and student films.

All films must not exceed 20 minutes exclusive of credits.
All films must be original works.
All films must have been completed no earlier than Jan. 1, 2021.
All directors/representatives/cast members are expected to attend the festival if their film is selected to be screened in order to participate in the question and answer panel discussion.
There are no waiver of fees granted by the festival.

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  • Pedro Jaen R.

    good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

    May 2022
  • Had a great time at this festival! Super well organized and such a cool venue. Thanks for including me.

    May 2022
  • Steven Heron

    It was an honor to have my film 'Wildflowers' screen at the Cranford Film Festival. Their organization and communication were top-notch, and the digital festival ran very smoothly. I hope to intend in-person in the future.

    June 2021
  • Wanjiru Njendu

    Wonderful experience. Very communicative, they kept the filmmakers up to date and involved leading up to and during the festival.

    May 2021
  • Great festival... very fulfilling with great communication... I would definitely recommend and participate again...!!!

    May 2021