A Fantastic Film Festival for LBHS

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Long Beach High School students were winners in the 11th Annual Locust Valley Film Festival. Of the 52 finalist films that were played at this event, held at Locust Valley High School on March 30, seven were created by Long Beach students. They were up against attendees representing 12 schools.

Max Tunney took first place in the Animation category for his film "The Hat” and also earned an honorable mention for “Winter Blues.” Samantha DeLaCruz, Zack Farrell, John Nurnbeger and Johnnie Whelan took second place in the Commercial category for their film "Direct TV.” Additionally, honorable mentions were earned by Logan Kohn for "Clandestine,” Pablo Martinez and Hector Meza for “See Something, Say Something,” Sebastian Vidal for “You Get What You Want” and Melody Melian, Morgan Murphy and Sarah Whelan for "Silence."

The finalist works were shown before an audience of students and staff members, and were judged by a panel of television and film experts. The film festival was established to provide high school students an opportunity to showcase their talents in film and video production.

Long Beach High School’s TV Studio Production students learn how to film and edit footage and have documented a number of school and community events. The classes are held in the digital media studio, which was unveiled at the start of the 2014-15 school year and features professional-quality technology.