| October 10, 2020 at the Hahne building in Express Newark 54 Halsey St Newark, NJ

About The NSFA

ABOUT US: The Newark Short Film Awards was founded by filmmaker Matt Williams to serve dual purposes. The first was to empower up and coming filmmakers, actors, and artists to display their work to a public audience and industry professionals. The second objective is to host a Day of Creativity by providing art, filmmaking and improvisation workshops, networking events, entertainment, and an overall support system for the community of actors, composer, directors, students, and industry professionals.

ABOUT THE EVENT The Newark Short Film Awards semi-annual event is presented in partnership with Express Newark and NYC Filmmakers in the historic and redeveloped Hahne & Co., building. Films may be submitted in the categories Comedy, Documentary, Narrative, Web Series. Trophies and prizes will be presented at the Awards Ceremony culminating the Newark Short Film Awards.

SUBMISSIONS: All submissions must be received by September 12, 2020.  Information regarding Submissions, Rules and Terms can be found HERE.

DETAILS: The Newark Short Film Awards is designed for those interested and/or working in the filmmaking industry. For Movie Lovers, this is an opportunity to view outstanding shorts films and get rare behind the scenes introductions to the filmmaking process. The day is filled with an informative, lively and entertaining schedule of activities.

DATE: Saturday October 10- Sunday October 11, 2020
Schedule will be posted at a later date
LOCATION: Express Newark (Hahne & CO.), 54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102
All ACCESS PASS: $30.00 and on SALE TODAY! For more information, CLICK HERE.

SPONSORS :Newark arts Festival, Express Newark, NYC Filmmakers, Kite, and Key
A Special Thank you to the Newark International Film Festival for their support

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Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Founder, CEO

The Newark Short Film Awards was formulated by Matt DV Williams. His vision is to create a platforms and space where up and coming filmmakers could demonstrate their art of filmmaking. An event where filmmakers can collaborate, and be presented a stage / screen for expression.  A place they could be awarded for their talents and gifts.

Rodney Reyes

Rodney Reyes

Submissions Director
After receiving a BA in Theatre Arts from Rutgers University, Rodney co-founded a theatre company in NYC and produced, directed and wrote original plays for the stage for several years throughout New York City.In 2013 he founded a production company with self-minded talented individuals from previous projects called Fictional Films. Most recently his short film “Not Fade Away” won Best Short Film honors from the International Film Festival Manhattan NYC 2013. He recently received his MFA in Film from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Amanda Holmes

Amanda Holmes

Communications Specialist
In 2007, Ms. Holmes created Virtually Assured Administrative Services. This business provides an array of virtual services including payroll, proposals, special events, organizational and executive services. She is also employed by Rutgers University – Newark in the Office of Communications.

Holmes has made career choices that have aligned with her personal commitment to work as a positive change agent in the community. Past positions include Director of Development for The Princeton Review, Executive Director of the CHILD Cancer Fund, Associate Director of Advancement for the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Director of Community Relations for Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc.