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Ramapo College to Host 35th Annual Black Maria Film Festival on February 12

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 15, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey will host the national tour of the 35th annual Black Maria Film and video Festival on Friday, February 12 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater of the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts.

The acclaimed festival features award-winning short films, including animations, documentaries and narratives from the 2016 juried competition. The festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally. This season, submissions were received from filmmakers on every continent except Antarctica.

Festival director Jane Steuerwald will be present to introduce the films and lead a discussion with the audience.

Tickets are $5; free to Ramapo students. For information or to order tickets, email tickets@ramapo.edu or call 201-684-7844. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/performance-schedule

For disability-related accommodations, please contact the Box office at 201-684-7844 two weeks in advance of event.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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