Black Maria Film Festival | September – December

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The Black Maria Film Festival Kicks Off Its Annual Festival Tour At The Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, NJ

The Hoboken Historical Museum is proud once again to host the premiere of New Jersey’s own Black Maria Film Festival. Space is limited. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For advance tickets go to the Museum website:, click on Events > Upcoming Events > Black Maria Film Festival Premiere> Click to Reserve a Seat. The Littleman Parking-Independence Garage (Shipyard Lane, at 12th St.) offers 3 hours of free parking with Museum validation.

Jury’s Stellar Award-Winning films will be featured, and filmmakers from as far away as Vancouver, Canada will be joining us for the Q & A. The program will be presented in-person by Festival director Jane Steuerwald. Light refreshments will be served.

The Black Maria Film Festival is an international juried film competition that focuses on short films, including those that shine a light on issues and struggles within contemporary society. Its touring programs include provocative works by diverse filmmakers from across the U.S. and around the world. The Festival’s home is NJ City University in Jersey City, NJ and was named for Thomas Edison’s West Orange film studio dubbed the “Black Maria” due to its resemblance to a type of black-box police paddy wagon known as a “black maria.”
The Black Maria Film Festival has generous support from New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Discover Jersey Arts; Hudson County Executive Thomas De Gise and the Board of Chosen Freeholders; New Jersey City University; WithumSmith+Brown, PC; Monster Remotes; and The Edison Foundations.



For further information, contact the Hoboken Historical Museum, 201-656-2240,; or Jane Steuerwald, Black Maria Film Festival Executive Director,


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