February 12-14, 2016

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About Soma

Welcome to the inaugural SOMA Film Festival, a three-day event of independent film from around the world.

What sets SOMA apart from the countless other film festivals? It can be explained in three words – location, location, location. SOMA is short for South Orange and Maplewood, two towns that pride themselves on artistic expression. Resting only 15 miles and a short train ride from New York City, these two communities in Essex County, New Jersey are home to countless actors, actresses, filmmakers, writers, producers, Broadway and entertainment industry professionals. These two unique towns are the perfect place to invite filmmakers into where they can show their work to a highly receptive and responsive audience who both understand and appreciate their creative endeavors.

The overarching mission of the SOMA Film Festival is to introduce unique and innovative films, and filmmakers to the world. It is our belief that film is an essential instrument in life; it can intrigue, challenge, and inspire.

Only in our 1st year of existence, SOMA Film Festival will be a prominent figure in the festival world for years to come. Be with us from the beginning as we embark on this exciting new journey.

See you at the movies!

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