GREENWICH, Conn. Nineteen films by Greenwich students have been named finalists in the Greenwich Youth Film Festival. Final judging takes place next week by a panel that includes Hollywood director Ron Howard, a Greenwich resident.
Of 130 films submitted by private and public school students in Fairfield and Westchester counties, 36 were selected as finalists. They will be shown April 28, starting at 1 p.m. in Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium. Tickets are free and available on the Junior League of Greenwichs website.
The festival will also feature a presentation by Kevin Segalla, founder of the Connecticut Film Center. Five genre winners and one grand prize winner will be announced at an award ceremony following the screenings. Each genre winner will receive $500 in cash and feedback from the judges. The grand prize winner will receive an additional $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip to visit the set of the next Two Ton Films?? production.
Judges include Ron Howard (creative), Gretchen Carlson (public service announcement), Clay Pecorin (documentary), Blue Sky Studios (animation) and Jeff Cardoni (music video). Comments from the judges about the winning films will be shared.
Here is a list of the festival finalists:
A Years Worth by Jeremy Fisher, John Jay High School, South Salem, N.Y.
Bullying by Phillip Fuentes, Bassick High School, Bridgeport
First, Do No Harm by Jake Palmer, Greenwich High School
Live to Pole by Caroline Kelly, Greenwich, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich
May We Never Forget by Grace Isford, Greenwich, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Theres No Shame in Aids by Nicole Calandra, West Harrison, N.Y., Greenwich Academy
Public Service Announcement
A Mothers Plea by Amanda Crowell, Sandy Hook, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Do the Right Thing by Jake Palmer, Greenwich High School
Focus & Drive: Stay Alive by Michael Bowling, White Plains, New York School for the Deaf
Express Yourself by Victoria Stein, Greenwich High School
Get in the Game by Grace Isford, Greenwich, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Hallway Texting by Shenice Rutterford Maxton, Ossining High School
Stop the Trend by Sheila Moran, Rye, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Walk Away From Abuse by Alexandra Root, Greenwich, Convent of the Sacred Heart
A Change in Scenery by Lukas Arbogast, Briarcliff High School
At Least Ill Have a Song by Victoria Stein, Greenwich High School
Bug Rug by Patrick Dillon, Greenwich High School
Holding On by Gemma Gamberdene, Wilton High School
Addiction by Ben Adler, Briarcliff High School
Crush by Margo Bugniazet, Rye, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Dreams by Isobel Hepsworth, Greenwich, Greenwich Academy
Getting Better by Victoria Stein, Greenwich High School
Moonlight by Max Galassi, Newtown High School
One Shot by Jay Alter, Darien High School
Playtime by Shannon Longwroth, Katonah, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Stones by Maxwell Forrest Denenbert & Jack Lynch, Mamaroneck, Rye Neck High School
The Clover by Charles Khosia, Rye, Rye Country Day School
Timepiece by Isa Goldbert, Greenwich High School
Winnies Tea Party by Nicole Brydon Bloom, Darien, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Barbarians by Lindsay Arader, Stamford, Greenwich Academy
Coins by Shannon Shopkowski, Ridgefield, Convent of the Sacred Heart
I Am an Animator by Patrick McCabe, Westlake High School
Lightworks by Erin Manning, Greenwich, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Skittles by Catherine Cunningham, Greenwich, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Zombie Dog by Matthew Seife, Scarsdale, Edgemont High School
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