Film PodcastsFebruary 21, 2013


Continuing to spotlight home-grown filmmakers with “Jersey Fresh” program

For over three decades, the New Jersey Film Festival has been a film laboratory of sorts, presenting work by independent and experimental filmmakers from around the world – and keeping a spotlight on home-grown filmmakers from the Garden State with their Jersey Fresh program.  Festival Director and Rutgers University Professor Albert G. Nigrin talks about the current season, which features the documentary Set For Life, a romantic comedy called Starting From Scratch (image left), and more unusual selections like the animated shorts Retrocognition and Animation Hotline (images below).

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Christopher Benincasa
Christopher Benincasa

Christopher Benincasa is an award-winning producer of arts and culture programming, and a founding member of PCK Media. He’s won six regional Emmy Awards (Mid-Atlantic and New York) for his work on the series State of the Arts, plus a CINE Golden Eagle Award. Most recently, he produced stories about Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn, silversmith and MacArthur Genius Award-winner Ubaldo Vitali, and gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wremble. A graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Christopher has a BFA in Visual Art and a minor in Religion.