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welcome to the FOURTH annual...

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about this festival

We are so pleased to present to you for the FOURTH year in a row, the amazing work of Orange High School film students!  They have been hard at work this school year in Danielle Earle's Filmmaking and Digital Media classes, and under the supervision of the Career and Technical Education Program run by Jahmel Drakeford, and overseen by Faith Alcantara, the Executive Director of Innovation and Special Projects.  Cinema Ed has been mentoring these students, and many of them have participated in our FilmBoot24 and DocFilmBoot programs.

We are super excited about this year's group of filmmakers. A big SPECIAL THANKS to Ms. Earle, the OHS film and media teacher, who teaches, encourages and supports the students every day.  FYI, six of the films in this film festival were created by teams of Orange students during the FilmBoot24 Weekend Bootcamp at Drew University last November. Also, This year there were two specific props that were used in 10 of the films - one prop in 6 of the films and a different prop in 4 other films. See if you can identify them!


All of these short films are online and available 24 hours a day, so that anyone, anywhere can stream and screen them online. Industry and local professionals will judge the films, and on June 9th, the top three films will be announced. There will be monetary awards presented to the top three winning films - $500 first place, $300 second place, $200 third place. (Note: if there is more than one filmmaker, the award will be split between the members of the team.) Special thanks to the SOMA Film Festival for donating the award money!


All of this will be done virtually online - the films will remain available for everyone to view throughout the summer and beyond.


Orange Youth Shine Bright is not only a film festival, it is a celebration of the work by Orange student filmmakers. We hope you enjoy these films and share them with friends!!

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