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Long Beach Television Production and Film Students Attend Annual Festival

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Long Beach High School television production students attended the 16th Annual Locust Valley Film Festival on May 26 at Locust Valley High School. Seven Long Island high schools participated in this year’s annual festival. Over 300 films were preselected by professional filmmakers to enter the contest. The Long Beach students produced 13 of the 72 films that were screened by three judges. Long Beach took second place overall for Best Music Video: “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates.

Long Beach teacher Eric Krywe stated, “We had 30 of our television studio production students and IB filmmakers in attendance, which was the largest group at the festival.” Krywe is very proud of the hard work all the Long Beach students performed in scriptwriting, storyboarding, casting, directing, filming and editing. He went on to say, “The fact that we produced nearly 20% of all the films screened at the festival was outstanding. It was nice that we took home some hardware with the second-place win of Best Music Video.

“Congratulations to Roger Boucher and others at Locust Valley for hosting a wonderful event,” Krywe said. “The best part of the entire day was the fact that we were all back in person, and the students can witness the reactions they’re looking for at specific moments in their films. That can’t happen virtually. Nothing beats an auditorium full of people sharing a moment together, laughing, crying, or gasping for air in a moment of surprise. This competition is a highlight of our school year and showcases the beauty and magic of storytelling through the amazing media we call film.”

Date Added: 6/22/2022