Montclair Film is accepting applicants for the 2018 Montclair Film Festival Junior Jury now through March 18. This program offers students in grades 10 to 12 the opportunity to meet industry professionals and learn how to analyze and adjudicate films.

Participants will receive year-round student memberships and VIP treatment at the festival, with free access and reserved seats for select films.

After deliberating and selecting the best film in the Junior Jury Competition category, students will present the Junior Jury Award to the winning film as part of the Montclair Film Festival’s Award Ceremony, held on Saturday, May 5.

 Students in Grades 10-12 are welcome to apply, but must be available to attend an orientation on April 24th, to screen five select films during the film festival, and to participate in jury deliberations and the award ceremony on Saturday, May 5th. This program is free and open to all eligible students.

“Our Junior Jury program provides students with an exceptional opportunity to learn about and participate in the Montclair Film Festival’s film programming,” said Montclair Film Education Director Sue Hollenberg in a release. “By developing criteria for the adjudication of films, and by engaging in a robust conversation with fellow students and film professionals about the aesthetic and narrative merits of the selected films, students become deeply engaged in understanding visual storytelling in new and exciting ways.”

The final jury selection will be announced on April 2. To apply, visit