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Cinema Ed Announces Young Filmmakers Finalists for 2017 SOMA Film Festival

The following is from Cinema Ed

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Cinema Ed, the non-profit that works at the intersection of storytelling, filmmaking and secondary school education, has announced the Finalist films in the Young Filmmakers Track of the 2017 SOMA Film Festival. Dozens of live action and animated films were submitted by high school students from as far away as California and England, but the 15 finalist films were created by New Jersey students from three different school districts.

Professional filmmakers will judge the finalists in three categories: narrative, documentary and animated. Cinema Ed will recognize award-winning films and their directors at a special awards ceremony at the Young Filmmakers screening event to be held at the Maplewood Theater (155 Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, NJ) on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00 am to noon.

To view the list of finalist films or to purchase tickets to the March 11th Young Filmmakers screening, go to:

Launched in 2014, Cinema Ed® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to using independent film as a teaching tool for all students, especially those at-risk. To expand the reach of its innovative programs aimed at helping secondary school students connect with their curriculum, Cinema Ed collaborates with leaders across school districts, higher education institutions and the film industry. Its goals are to help students harness the storytelling power of today’s technologies and engage in filmmaking techniques and methods, and to share the creative results with the world.

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