From Columbia High School:
More than three dozen student filmmakers from around the state showcased their talents at the 4th Annual High School Film Festival, recently hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Students entered original films in a variety of genres and were awarded in several categories including editing, cinematography, documentary and fiction. In all, 36 student films were screened and judged by a panel of faculty members of Ramapo College. Each entrant received an Oscar-type statuette. Seven top films were presented with a plaque and gift card.
The top winners were:
Best of the Fest: “A Sensation” by Kyle Farscht, Millburn High School, Millburn
Best Fiction Film: “Robot” by Cameron Lipp; Zack Spangler, Columbia High School, Maplewood
Best Animation: “Friend” created and animated by Sofia Simoniello and Stefanie Cadet, Columbia High School, Maplewood
Best Editing: “Brothers” by Jeremiah Watson Sheperd, Chartertech High School for the Performing Arts, Somers Point
Best Cinematography: “No Signal” by Noelle White and Katerina Vail, High Tech High School, Secaucus
Best Documentary: “Your Name is Britney” by Britney Bautista, Morris County School of Technology, Denville
Best Writing: “Impact” by Gabriel Soto, Passaic County Technical Institute, Wayne