Passaic County 2023 Film Festival Drive-In to be Held at Passaic County Public Safety Academy


(Passaic County, New Jersey) – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and the Passaic County Film Commission are sponsoring the 19th annual Passaic County Film Festival happening Saturday, April 29, 2023.

WHO: Passaic County Board of County Commissioners
Passaic County Film Commission

WHAT: 19th Annual Passaic County Film Festival

WHERE: Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy

300 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ

WHEN: Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.

A variety of short films will be shown on the big screen. Admission to the festival is free and it is open to the public. Reservations are required as space is limited. Visit the following link to register: or call 973-569-4720.

Eighty-five films were submitted to the festival this year by high school and university students and independent film makers who live, attend school or work in Passaic County. The Festival features film shorts up to ten minutes in length and are in the categories of general short film, public service announcement, music video, and documentaries. The films were judged by members of the Passaic County Film Commission in February.

This year, the Passaic County Film Festival will be welcoming a special performance by the NJ Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players. The participation of the NJ Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players was made possible through a grant from the PSEG Foundation.

Several awards will be presented at the festival and one grand prize for the best film of the festival will also be awarded. County Commissioner Director Pat “Pasquale” Lepore noted, “We are thrilled that 85 films were submitted this year by the many talented students and independent film makers from Passaic County. This is the 19th year of our sponsorship of the film festival, and we are delighted to give County film makers an opportunity to share their films with the public.”

The Film Festival is sponsored by the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners with additional financial support from a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Bascom Corporation, Lakeland Bank, Passaic County Community College Foundation, and the PSEG Foundation.

Press release via Neela Mahbuba, Public Information Officer

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