See the best new short films from Long Island’s most promising high school filmmakers at the following two FREE Family Events at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington; www.CinemaArtsCentre.org; 631-423-7610
Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. is the 8th Annual First Exposure Student Film Festival
Curated by professional filmmakers from the Suffolk County Film Commission, this is an hour-long exhibition of the “best of the best” high school short narrative, documentary, and animated films pulled from the Long Island Media Arts Showcase at Five Towns College in Dix Hills. Hundreds compete, but only a handful make the cut. Hal Hartley (Henry Fool, Trust, The Unbelievable Truth), Fred Carpenter (The Blue Lizard), Michael Cuesta (L.I.E.,Roadie, Twelve and Holding, TV’s Homeland), and Alexandra Brodsky (Bittersweet Place), to name a few, got inspired by their suburban environment and the films they saw at the Cinema Arts Centre. Perhaps one of these talented students will follow in their footsteps? Past winners have gone on to prestigious college film programs and are enjoying a career in film production. Films from the First Exposure Student Film Festival have been featured at the prestigious Hamptons Film Festival.
Huntington High School’s 4th Annual Film Festival @ CAC is Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
Features student’s music videos, commercials, documentaries, silent 8MM film, 2D/live action, Rotoscope, short stories, movie parodies, Stop Motion, public service announcements, art movement, invisible man and multi-cam works. A DVD of all festival films will be available for $10. FREE ADMISSION