Jericho Student Film Festival 2008

February 4, 2009 · Filed Under Events 

The Jericho Educational Foundation held its first student film festival on November 14th, 2008 in the High School Little Theater.

Twenty-three films were entered into competition and another twenty five Media Art students submitted their 1 minute ‘Shadow and Light’ video projects. In total, over 100 students participated in the writing, directing, editing and production of the festival’s films. The community strongly supported the event as turnout was beyond expectations. Family, friends and film lovers packed the house as local merchants and others purchased Sponsor Advertisements which were shown as the audience arrived.

Rebecca Gottesman’s Honor Society students sold candy, water and popcorn before the show and raised money for their cause as well. The theater and hallway were resplendent with red carpet runway and film-themed decorations.

The eight “best in category” winners were chosen by the Film Festival’s esteemed panel of film and arts industry professionals.

Special guest Sean Brogan addressed the audience and spoke about how his introduction to film-making at Jericho led him to be a film major at a local college. Mike Malkush, MS and HS teacher and other technology teachers were instrumental in supporting this fantastic event.

Money raised from the event will go into the JEF’s general fund to be used toward enhancing and enriching the educational excellence of the school district.



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