Huntington High School’s eighth annual film festival will spotlight some of the community’s top young filmmakers. The Cinema Arts Centre will host the special evening on Tuesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are not required. Admission is free. The event is open to the general public and entire families are welcome to attend.
This year’s festival will include a wide variety of short films. Art teacher Heather Swan, who leads Huntington’s video arts program said the festival will include “sensational” works.
“It’s really exciting for me to be in the film festival for the second year in a row,” senior Jack Glicker said. “There’s no better feeling than having a crowd full of strangers laugh at one of your films in a theater.”
After spending its first two years in the Huntington High School auditorium, the film festival moved to the Cinema Arts Centre in 2012. This year’s festival is being given a bigger theater in anticipation of a large crowd turning out for the event.
“The film festival is a great opportunity that we have at Huntington High School,” junior Jackie Caravetto said. “I love seeing our videos up on the big screen.”
Huntington’s filmmakers have won a numerous honors in festivals and contests around the metropolitan area in recent years. Visit the school district’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0zcXOH1XMeRvEgoo1aX7jg to view some of this year’s top movies.
The three Huntington films that have reached the finals on the 10 Day Film Challenge will also be screened during the May 30 high school film festival. Trailers for Notes of Emotion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnhWh6uxUiM), Soundbite (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DDMawCI6vI) and Left to Write (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5wfGIyuR1c) can also be found on the district’s YouTube channel.
Festival attendees are typically impressed by the high quality films created by the Huntington students. The works are at times provocative, funny, poignant, emotional and insightful. They feature fine camera work, acting and editing.
The May 30 festival will showcase the “best-of-the-best” and include about 60 minutes of student productions. The Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Avenue in Huntington.
Contact Mrs. Swan at email@example.com for more information.