The third annual Reel East Film Festival returns to Cherry Hill, New Jersey this Saturday June 17 at the William G. Rohrer Center. REFF places the spotlight on independent and upcoming feature films that have ties to New Jersey and the surrounding areas. The event will have two theaters operating concurrently with features and panel discussions happening in the main theater while screenings for a variety of short films, locally produced features, as well as student created work will be held in the second theater.
The lineup for the main theater features a variety of films that run the gamut of genres; 24 Hour Comic and The Green Girl represent in-depth documentaries; Tiela Garnett, the daughter of Ted Garnett presents his 1930 film Her Man as well as clips from his other work along with a Q and A session on his career; Sickness a survivalist tale of suspense, and for good measure Red Christmas Christmas time themed horror movie to cap off the night.
REFF hands out awards at the end of the festival. These awards include the Audience Award voted on by the festival’s audience; the Edison Prize the festival’s highest honor; the Porter Prize named for the director of The Great Train Robbery; and the Goodwin Prize. There are also two prizes dedicated to the student filmmakers who submitted projects to REFF, the Jury Prize for outstanding achievement and the Audacity Prize which is awarded to the student filmmaker who is not afraid to take risks and takes the art form of filmmaking into new and unexpected directions.
The Reel East Film Festival will shine a spotlight onto an area with a deep history in the film industry and give up and coming filmmakers and established veterans a place to showcase their work while exposing a wider audience to the level of talent found in South Jersey and the surrounding areas.
Reel East Film Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2017
William G. Rohrer Center of Camden County College
1889 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill NJ