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- Junior Jessica Roman spent the bulk of this semester producing a 12 minute documentary entitled, “Lolita: The Bathtub Whale”, a film detailing the life of an Orca which has been held in the Miami Seaquarium since the 1970s. On Tuesday, the film was submitted for the Student Television Network’s Film Excellence competition, and we’d like to wish Jessica the best of luck with this extraordinary piece. Click here.
- Submissions for NSU’s Holocaust Reflection Contest: Reflect Back…Look Forward are now open until January 22, 2016. The competition is open to all middle and upper school students. Ariel Desler, NSU University School Class of 2015, won last year’s competition with his documentary Never Forget: Charlie Redler and the Holocaust, and we are looking forward to see what TV & Film Production students might produce this year. Please see Mr. Adanto if you have any questions.
- Congratulations to Mitchell Beinfest, Andrew Nemets and Max Internoscia for taking top honors in the high school competition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Mitchell's short film, Angel placed 1st in the narrative category, and Beyond the Number, Andrew and Max's documentary, which was a Finalist at last month's All-American High School Film Festival, also took top honors. Congratulations to all three filmmakers!
In addition, Ariel Desler, from the class of 2015, placed 3rd in Documentary, for Never Forget: Charlie Redler and the Holocaust and Andrew Nemets' short, As I Have Lived, which is based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, earned an Honorable Mention, as did Carlos Doce's The Bizarre Altercation.
On November 7, 2015, the following Film & TV Production students attended the Florida Scholastic Press Association's District 7 convention and competition: Ben Geller, Zachary Levine, Paul Levine, Joel Osborn, Ayla Maulding, Sierra Bardfeld, Sarah Topf, Max Internoscia, and Andrew Nemets.
I am happy to announce that Ayla, Sierra, and Sarah received an Honorable Mention (4th place) in On the Street: Commentary, and that Andrew and Max earned an Honorable Mention (4th place) for On the Street: Live to Tape.
Juniors Grant Leff, Noah Levine, Alec Zager, Phil Zipes, senior Quintin O'Connell and sophomore Jake Tickner did exceptional work documenting last week's All-School Musical in the Epstein Center.
Sierra Bardfeld, Jessica Roman and Sarah Topf will be wrapping up three days of shooting for their new documentary project on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The three award-winning filmmakers have been documenting the art therapy events associated with Portrait of a Warrior, the current exhibition in NSU's Alvin Sherman Library, designed for veterans, their family and the general community who are invested in helping veterans heal through an open, creative and collaborative exchange" for the mind, body and soul.
- Film & TV Production Instructor Robert Adanto and his latest documentary City of Memory are the subjects of the Journalism Education Association's November issue entitled "When I'm Not Teaching."
- Congratulations to Melissa Rabinowitz, Jessica Roman, and Sarah Topf for earning top honors and taking home a State Championship in Public Service Video at the Jim Harbin Student Media Festival. Numerous awards were taken home in other categories including Andrew Nemets who placed 2nd in Book Trailer for Dracula, Sierra Bardfeld and Ayla Maulding whose Keep the Arts Public Service Announcement placed 2nd in the state, and Bryn Tolchinsky whose documentary, Aahana: First Rays of the Sun, placed third in a very competitive final.
- The All-American High School Film Festival took place at the AMC Empire Theater in Times Square. As the premier destination for talented high-school filmmakers, the festival received thousands of submissions from 48 states and 30 countries. Judges included Morgan Spurlock, Henry Winkler, Dylan McDermott, Ed Burns, Kristen Stewart, and other notables. The festival selected 400 films and NSU University School Film & TV Production students created eight of these Official Selections! Congratulations to Quintin O’Connell, Mitchell Beinfest, Sierra Bardfeld, Ayla Maulding, Sarah Topf, Melissa Rabinowitz, Jessica Roman, Max Internoscia, Andrew Nemets, and recent graduates Carlos Doce and Ariel Desler! Their films were shown on the big screen, and the awards ceremony took place at the Historic King’s Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Two USchool films were named finalists in their respective genre. Andrew Nemets and Max Internoscia’s Beyond the Numbers, a film examining the rise of mass shootings in the United States, was one of the top 10 in Documentary, and Quintin O’ Connell’s short film Torie was one of eight finalists in the Experimental Film category.
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