Scenes from TIFF's Oscars Afternoon at The Puffin. . .It was Red Carpet Excitement at the kick-off fundraiser, with good company, food, drink, music (provided by musicians from the Bergen Philharmonic), and our own local STARS, including WINS reporter Sandi Klein who interviewed Perry Rosenstein, Puffin founder/director; Randi Spaeth, head of the Bergen Philharmonic; Bob McGrath, of Teaneck and Sesame Street; Joan Verdon, Record reporter; Jackie Kates, Councilperson; and Elie Katz, Mayor. Thanks to the restaurants who donated the food: Amarone's, Bischoff's, Chopstix, Geronimo! Hot Spot, Noah's Ark, Taipei Noodle House, and Lodos in New Milford. And thanks to the film fans who came out and showed their support for TIFF '07!

The Oscars Afternoon Party Planners, from left to right: Stephanie McCaw, Ellen Rand, Judy Distler, Rhona Herman, Eva Tobias.


Movies and Popcorn - perfect together! .





Oscar Contest - Folks bought a ballot and made their picks. And the winner of a weekend film festival pass was. . .Mary Jane Tucker!





Members of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra provided beautiful music.





Food, glorious food - from Teaneck's Taipei Noodle House.





And more goodies from Chopstix.



And still more from Amarone's, Bischoff's, Geronimo! Hot Spot, and Lodos in New Milford.



More beautiful music from the Bergen Philharmonic.



Howard Rose, owner of Brier Rose Books, chats with Johanne Reid (and signs on as one of the first sponsors of TIFF 2007).



Perry Rosenstein, director of the Puffin; Mayor Elie Katz; Walter Distler, Laura Hooker.



Film Festival executive director Ellen Rand addresses the crowd.



Sandi Klein, of WINS and Teaneck, interviews Bob McGrath of Sesame Street and Teaneck.



Joan Verdon, of The Record, shares stories of her life and work.



Councilmember Jackie Kates talks about art, life, the film festival, and the movies.



Mayor Elie Katz shares a celebrity sighting!



Jackie McLeod, Teaneck resident and former Board of Education member, with Jackie Kates.



Sandi Klein and Rick McKay, financial development director for the film festival.



Ellen Rand talks shop with Ralph Waller of the Newark Black Film Festival.