One of my favorite school events of the year will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the John Brady Center for the Arts.
The 8th annual Amity Film Festival showcases the immense talents of film students at Amity High School.
The Festival is sponsored by the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation and Judy Primavera will be there writing out the checks for this year’s winners.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Each year the talent and variety gets better and better.
Past winners have gone on to work at television stations, attended prestigious colleges and universities, such as Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and have won national awards for their films.
One particularly memorable film was 2009’s winner, “White Toast.”
That year Adam Kloc, Robert Gagne and Greg Passik, put everything they had into the 20-minute black and white film, bringing the audience back to the 1940s with superior attention to lighting, camera angles and sound.
If you haven’t seen it, here are links to it on YouTube. You are in for a treat. The boys raised the bar so high with this production that it is still the one to beat.
White Toast Part 1 — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AkKlA-oEU&feature=relmfu
White Toast Part 2 — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLwsYQytNZs&feature=relmfu
Don’t miss seeing the work of tomorrow’s superstar filmmakers this week.
I will have the honor of serving as a judge again. I can’t wait to see what this year’s entries are like.