Black Maria Film Festival

Black Maria Film Festival

Black Maria Film Festival

Date & Time:

    Friday, June 14th, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Category: Education

Skill Level: Beginner

Age Range: All; High School Ages and Adults

Location: Train Station

Cost: $15.00 per Student

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Class Description

What will the student learn in this class?

Train Creative is pleased to welcome back the 38th Annual Black Maria Film Festival to the Sparta Train Station on Friday, June 14. The film event is comprised of the screening and Q&A, as well as wine tasting sponsored by DiFrisco Designs and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. The festival will showcase multiple short films that have been curated with the assistance of Black Maria's Executive Director, Jane Steuerwald, who will introduce the film selections and answer questions. Discussion will not only include the subject matter of the films, but the film processes involved in the making of each film and what made each film a winner by the Black Maria’s judges.

Instructor will provide the following supplies:

The length of the screening portion of the event will be approximately 90 minutes with an intermission and Q&A at the conclusion of the event. Doors will open at 6:30pm for attendees to sample wine until the screening begins at 7:30pm. During intermission wine-tasting and hors d’oevres will be offered.

Students must bring the following supplies:

Admission is $15 and can be purchased at the door or prior to the event at traincreative.org. Space is limited to 50 attendees. This is not an event for small children, but high school aged youth is welcome. The Sparta Train Station is an ADA compliant space.

Full Description:

Train Creative is pleased to welcome back the 38th Annual Black Maria Film Festival to the Sparta Train Station on Friday, June 14 with a screening and Q&A, as well as wine tasting sponsored by DiFrisco Designs and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Since 1981, the Black Maria Film Festival, an international juried film competition, has been celebrating and preserving the diversity, invention, and vitality of the short film. The Festival is named after Thomas Edison’s original West Orange film studio dubbed the “Black Maria” because of its resemblance to the black-box police paddy wagons of the same name. The Festival focuses on short films which shine a light on issues and struggles within contemporary society. It advances and exhibits the work of diverse filmmakers from across the US and around the world. These artists often represent an under-served constituency who might not otherwise have the opportunity for live public exhibition nationwide or abroad. The festival travels the world and each presentation showcases a different selection of films depending on the venue Learn more at https://www.blackmariafilmfestival.org

About  Black Maria Film Festival

Black Maria Film Festival

Black Maria is an international juried film competition. We have embraced our mission for 35 years by focusing on short films including those, which shine a light on issues and struggles within contemporary society. Our touring programs always include provocative works. We advance and exhibit the work of diverse filmmakers from across the US and around the world. These artists often represent an under-served constituency who might not otherwise have the opportunity for live public exhibition nationwide or abroad. We welcome all genres including narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary that push the boundaries of film. The festival's touring collection addresses topics such as the environment, public health, climate change, substance abuse, gun violence, sustainability, immigration, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ issues. Short films are celebrated as central to the festival - not as a sidebar to feature length films. Black Maria reaches out to audiences in settings including colleges and universities, museums, galleries, libraries, community-based art organizations, art house cinemas, and schools. We visit far-flung inner city, rural, and suburban locations as diverse as Jersey City, NJ; Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; San Francisco, CA and Rome, Italy. Custom curated film programs are showcased in these diverse venues throughout each year.