Come join us on Saturday morning, 3/11 for a program of innovative and entertaining short films from young local filmmaker's presented by Cinema Ed.
This year’s schedule is filled with truly amazing student films, many from local high schoolers. The quality of ALL the films and the talent of each and every filmmaker made it especially difficult to choose our finalists for the Young Filmmakers Track.
We welcome everyone to come see these outstanding films and to watch as we present Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short awards immediately following the screening, along with Honorable Mentions.
Be sure to buy your tickets early as we expect the theater to sell out, as it did last year.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Screening of 15 Finalist Films
11 a.m. to noon - Awards and Certificate Presentations with Photo Ops
Here are the films that will be screened:
2017 Young Filmmakers Finalists - Narrative Short
Brains, Trains and Automobiles - Ben Krueger - What's going on up there? A not-so-scientific look at the way the mind works.
Spare Some Change - Logan Calder - A homeless boy and his search for help.
Unforgotten - Jessica Zheng - A girl haunted by the death of her best friend must learn to forgive and forget.
Rotary - Ben Krueger - Who needs cell phones when you got the good old rotary? Cellphone addiction shown in a new light.
2:32 - Brendan Weissman - Two high school seniors must find a missing late library book by the end of the day in order to graduate.
Soldier - Logan Calder - A young boy yearns for a father overseas fighting in Afghanistan. Will he ever see him again?
2017 Young Filmmakers Finalists - Documentary Short
Cobs: One Kernel at a Time - Jasper Schuetz - A in-depth study of the young winner of a Connecticut sweet corn eating contest.
CHS Football Documentary - Ralph Ravix - A look at how a high school and their team keep up morale during tough football times.
Heba’s Story - Ariel Riseman - A timely story about Heba and her family, who are Syrian refugees living in Elizabeth, NJ.
The Cool Kids: A CHS Mockumentary - Max Goldstein and Aidan Romanaux - A day-by-day look at how to make a documentary film for your high school film class … well, sort of.
2017 Young Filmmakers Finalists - Animated Short
A Hard Day - Edmond Toussaint - Have you ever had a hard day? Joe is a kid who had a really bad day.
The Search for Happiness - Jacob Hirsch - The journey of a ball in search of a companion that takes an unexpected turn.
Grom - Lucas Kensinger and Owen Gall - A security guard at the Louvre falls asleep and three famous paintings are in jeopardy.
Howl - Talia Rhinehart - A new take on Little Red Riding Hood.
Boo - Micheal Afriye, Matilda McDougall, Derrick Mornvil - A little tale of frustrated ghosts.
Founded in 2014, Cinema Ed is a 501(c)3 non-profit film and media organization that focuses on using independent film as a teaching tool.