First, Second and Third Place Prizes to be Awarded

Film Club StudentsThe Student Film Association at County College of Morris (CCM) will be presenting its first student-run film festival, “Screening Under the Stars,” showcasing the work of local high school students.

High school students are encouraged to submit their work at The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 10.

The festival takes place Friday, April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Davidson Rooms in the Student Community Center, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph. The event, free and open to the public, provides an ideal opportunity to view the creativity of high school students as evidenced in their films.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and pillows for floor seating (actual seats and tables will be available for those who prefer them) and to wear pajamas.

At the festival, the films will be screened and then judged by a panel, including two college professors and a high school teacher. First, second and third place winners will be selected and presented with gift certificates.

“We wanted to create this event to showcase the abilities of high school students,” said Stephanie Berek, president of the Student Film Association. “We hope that this festival will allow the contestants to network with other film students and encourage them all to pursue their passion of film.”

“Having an audience watch your movie is the end goal for all film majors,” said Alexa Metro, vice president of the Student Film Association. “For many of the high school students attending ‘Screening Under the Stars’ will be the first time a large audience will view their film, and we think that is very exciting.”

Representatives will be at the festival to provide information on CCM’s media programs. Hot food, snacks and drinks will also be available for purchase.

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Photo: Stephanie Berek (left), president of the Student Film Association at CCM, and Alexa Metro, vice president, in the college’s Media Center.