Sponsored by the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills, the Millburn Film Fest is an annual event that celebrates the work of middle and high school filmmakers in the Millburn School District. The films are made possible by the Ed Foundation’s generous donation of equipment and technology to the schools.

Friday, April 26th 2019
7:30 p.m.
Red Carpet opens 7:00 p.m.
Millburn High School
462 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041

Wednesday, May 1st 2019
11:00 a.m.
Bow Tie Millburn Cinemas
350 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041


Every year a panel of industry professionals judges the Film Fest entries. We are excited to announce that Tanya Nirielle Barach, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Alexander Franke, and Josh Schwartz will judge the 2019 festival, joining Millburn-Short Hills Art Advisory Committee members Laraine Brennan-Barach, Donna Davis, Kathi Hecht, Judith Kramer, Amy McGovern, Andrew Permison, Victoria Plummer. 

Alexander Franke is a 2008 graduate of Millburn High School.  His credits include the Emmy-nominated series Spartan Race for NBC Sports and Abuse of Power for Oxygen, among many others. He has worked for networks such as Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC, HGTV, and MTV. While at Millburn High School, Alexander directed his first short film about a high school student in the midst of an existential crisis.

Josh Schwartz is a 2008 graduate of Millburn High School and currently works as a video editor in Brooklyn, NY.  He has edited various TV shows featured on PBS and Nickelodeon, including Front and Center and Take Me To Your Mother, as well as branded content. Josh’s passion for film started in Millburn, when he made “CSI: Short Hills” for MHS teacher Ellen Krueger’s Mass Media class.  His hobbies include writing, performing comedy, and making music.