About Us


The "Oscar Shorts - Celebrate the Underdog" Film Festival was founded in 2010 as part of the Montclair Arts Council (MAC) with the goal to showcase the Oscar Nominated Short Films - Live action, Animation, and Documentary.  


We would like to thank our sponsor - Montclair Recreation and Cultural Affairs. 

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Episode #36 - Features Oscar Shorts 

Corinna Sager, Founder and Co-producer


Corinna Sager, President of Lifestyle International, is a multi-lingual, award-winning director and producer. She creates, films and produces business communications for global corporations around the world, even in such far-flung places as Russia, Brazil, Togo and Saudi Arabia.


She also produces documentaries, one of which - “Ferry Tales” - was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004 and broadcast on HBO.  Her most recent one “Poetry of Resilience” won Best Short Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2011. It was also broadcast on PBS and part of a benefit for the Princess Grace Foundation in Monaco. Corinna is also an adjunct professor at Pace University for their Masters in Communication Arts program teaching "Effective Speaking," "Event Design" and "International Communications."


Jeanne Reilly, Founder and Co-producer


After more than 25 years working in Corporate America and being the driving force behind hundreds of promotional and motivational videos, Jeanne Reilly is now the President of Baldwin Street Productions, a Montclair-based agency specializing in video production and creative content for top 500 organizations.


She’s also a teacher, formerly at Seton Hall University’s graduate program in Communication and currently at the Maine Media College + Workshops in Rockport, Maine. She also provides on-site consultation and designs workshops on video production and ideation for organizations that include Charles Schwab, Raytheon and most recently for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.



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