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August 12, 2017 - August 13, 2017

11:00 AM-11:00 PM

Guest Event


Friday, August 11 – Networking event from 7pm-9:30pm

Tickets can be purchased through, or is included in each of the Pass types

Movies on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 (see below)


Below are the prices that pertain to the different film blocks listed.

(All online & phone fees are NOT included in the prices below—those will be paid by the purchaser on top of the ticket price, $3 per ticket by phone and online, waived in person.)



VIP Pass - $95 (includes all events Friday through Sunday, PLUS access to VIP lounge [library])

Saturday Pass - $65 (includes all events on Saturday, PLUS Networking event on Friday)

Sunday Pass - $50 (includes all events on Sunday, PLUS Networking event on Friday and Industry Panel on Saturday)



Feature Films (Adult) - $15

Feature Films (Under 8/Senior/Military) - $12


Short Films (Adult) - $12

Short Films (Under 8/Senior/Military) - $10


Block #101 - Shorts Block A Time: Saturday Aug 12th. 11am - 1pm.

Film Screenings: Luigi's (France), Does A Bear Need Many Glasses? (Boston), The Stone & The Stars (NY), A Stubborn Bet (Florida), Mother (Germany), Addle Strife (New Jersey), High & Tight (New York), Ballooinator (California), The Pooka (Illinois), Parallax Dreams (New Jersey)

Block #102 - “The Blood is at the Doorstep” Feature Documentary Time: Saturday Aug 12th. 1:15pm - 2:45pm.

Film Screening: “The Blood is at the Doorstep” Feature Documentary While not as publicized as cases of police brutality and police shootings in cities like New York, Oakland, Ferguson, and Baltimore, the 2014 killing of Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee is as shocking and tragic as any. In broad daylight in the middle of downtown, an officer responding to a complaint from a Starbucks employee approached Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed black man coping with paranoid schizophrenia resting in a public park. Minutes later, the officer shot Dontre 14 times. Directed by: Erik Ljung

Block #103 - Shorts Block B Time: Saturday Aug 12th. 3pm - 5pm.

Film Screenings: Joy Ride (New York), The Stock Boy (New York), The Boy by the Sea (Netherlands), Three Skeleton Key (California), Manners of Dying (California), Parivara (New York), Jenny Got Famous: Loneliest Hour (UK), Tiny Worlds (New Jersey), The Finger (New York), The Archivist (New Jersey)

Industry Film Panel Time: Saturday Aug 12th 5:30pm-7pm

Do you aspire to make the next award winning film? Are you working on a film now but struggling to get it on the big screen? Join "A Discussion On Filmmaking" with the 2017 MFF Industry Film Panel featuring special, esteemed guests. Don't miss your opportunity to ask questions directly to our panelists regarding your own work and career! Meet The Panel: Bryan DeNovellis (News 12), David Schoner (NJ Film Commission), Taimak (The Last Dragon), John R. Green (ABC), Thomas Crowell (Ent. Lawyer/Author), Jenna Ricker (Producer/Director), Jeremy Profe (Filmmaker - The Lennon Report), Jen Fineran (Film Editor/Documentary)

Block #104 - “Lemon” Spotlight Feature Narrative Time: Saturday Aug 12th. 7:15pm - 8:45pm.

Film Screening: “Lemon” Spotlight Feature Narrative After Isaac's blind girlfriend walks out on him, his life goes into free fall, and he directs an unhinged staging of Chekhov's "The Seagull," attends the Passover Seder from hell, and attempts to woo a new flame. CAST: Michael Cera, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, Nia Long, Shiri Appleby, and Fred Melamed. Directed by: Janicza Bravo

Block #105 - “The Strange Ones” Late Night Feature Time: Saturday Aug 12th. 9pm - 11pm.

Film Screening: “The Strange Ones” - Late NIght Feature Mysterious events surround two brothers as they travel across America. On the surface, everything seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to dark and complex truths. CAST: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus and Gene Jones DIRECTORS: Lauren Wolkstein, Christopher Radcliff


Block #206 - Shorts Block C

Time: Sunday Aug 13th.11:00am - 1:00pm Film Screenings: The Forever Woods (Georgia), The Adventures Of Lucy (California), Chrysalis (New York), Dear Anima (Taiwan), Timeline (New Jersey), Whoever Was Using This Bed (Australia), Pickup (New York), Togetherness (Taiwan), Passaic (New Jersey)

Block #207 - “Window Horses” Feature Narrative Time: Sunday Aug 13th. 1:15pm - 2:45pm.

Film Screening: “Window Horses” - Feature Narrative Rosie goes on an unwitting journey of forgiveness, reconciliation, and perhaps above all, understanding, through learning about her father’s past, her own cultural identity, and her responsibility to it. CAST: Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo Directed by: Ann Marie Fleming

Block #208 - Shorts Block D Time: Sunday Aug 13th. 3pm - 5pm.

Film Screenings: Tyson! (California/Rwanda), Before Christmas (New York), The Third Movement (Canada), Satori (New York), One Last Ride (California), Still Here (PA), Ovid (New Jersey), The Wheels On The Bus (Australia), The Tramcar Girl (New Jersey)

Block #209 - “Shooting Clerks” Closing Night Feature Time: Sunday Aug 13th. 5:15pm - 7:15pm.

Film Screening: "Shooting Clerks" - Closing Night Feature A biographical drama detailing how Kevin Smith bankrolled his $27,000 first film with maxedout credit cards and garnered career-making critical attention at the Sundance Film Festival when Clerks debuted there in 1994. CAST: Brian O'Halloran, Mark Frost, Scott Schiaffo, Matthew Postlethwaite and Kevin Smith. Directed by: Christopher Downie 

Single Ticket Prices:

Feature Films (Adult) - $15 Feature Films (Under 8/Senior/Military) - $12

Short Films (Adult) - $12 Short Films (Under 8/Senior/Military) - $10

Film Panel Ticket: $6


VIP All Access Pass (admission to all events, all weekend, Aug 12 through 13, PLUS access to VIP lounge): $95

Saturday All Day Pass (admission to all events on Saturday, August 12, PLUS MFF Networking Event on Fri, Aug 11): $65

Sunday All Day Pass (admission to all events on Sunday, August 13, PLUS MFF Networking Event on Fri, Aug 11 and Industry Panel on Sat, Aug 12): $50


Each ticket may be subject to a $3 box office fee.

For tickets contact the Two River Theater Box Office at 732.345.1400 or click here.