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Largest high school film festival honors 6 MCVTS student films

Largest high school film festival honors 6 MCVTS student films

 Six films by students of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools were chosen from among 2,500 submissions from all 50 states and more than 40 countries as official selections of the All American High School Film Festival.

 The honored films included “Aqua Pura” and “Human Error” by Alexandra Mars, a senior from North Brunswick, both in the Adventure/Travel category; “Only a Fool” by Gabriel Werts, a junior from South Amboy, in the Comedy category; “A Drive through Brooklyn,” by Caitlin Bieri, a senior from Old Bridge, in the Documentary category; “Flower Power” by Marlayna O’Brien, a senior from Edison, Henry Ruiz, a 2021 graduate from New Brunswick, Jennifer Ruiz-Gonzalez, a  2021 graduate from New Brunswick, and Sammy Horan, a senior from Milltown, also in the documentary category, and “Blinded” by Marlayna O’Brien in the experimental category.

 The students are digital film career majors taught by Louis Libitz in the School of the Arts on the MCVTS East Brunswick Campus.

 The festival was held Oct. 8-10 at AMC Empire 25 theater in Times Square, Manhattan, and at the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. More information is available at https://www.hsfilmfest.com/.

 This is the fourth consecutive year that films by MCVTS students have been selected for this prestigious festival, the largest high school film festival in the world.

 The School of the Arts of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools provides a broad-based practical foundation for young artists seeking careers in acting, dance, film, music, directing, stage management, graphic design, arts management, and related fields.

The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District, the oldest vocational school district in the nation, has campuses in East Brunswick, Edison, Piscataway, Perth Amboy, and Woodbridge. More information is available at mcvts.net.

11/8/21