Thomas Edison Film Festival

Thomas Edison Film Festival


PO Box 3426, Hoboken, NJ

(201) 856-6565


For over 40 years the Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly known as the Black Maria Film Festival) has been advancing the unique creativity and power of the short form. The festival passionately embraces its mission to promote innovation and advocate for independent filmmakers through a juried international competition celebrating all genres and hybrids from filmmakers around the world. Thomas Edison Film Festival (TEFF) is a socially conscious, modern, fiercely independent traveling festival for short film. We reach out to diverse audiences with provocative, timely, edgy, and compelling new works by both accomplished and emerging filmmakers.

The Thomas Edison Film Festival welcomes all genres including narrative, experimental, animation, documentary, screen dance and hybrids. We celebrate films which address the environment, race and class, immigration, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and issues of social justice. The films we celebrate are artistic, empathetic, and engaging works which simultaneously teach and entertain.

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