The Finalists - High School Student Films

This year was filled with truly amazing submissions from students inside and outside of New Jersey. The quality of ALL the films and the talent of each and every filmmaker made it especially difficult to choose our finalists for the Young Filmmakers screening on Saturday,  March 11th at the Maplewood Theater in Maplewood, NJ, just a short train ride from NYC.  We welcome everyone to come see these outstanding films and to watch as we present Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short awards immediately following the screening, along with Honorable Mentions.   Be sure to buy your tickets online early as we expect the theater to sell out, as it did last year -- Click here to buy your tickets now!

2017 Young Filmmakers Finalists - Narrative Short
The Panic
The Panic

By: Yasmine Barboza

I Scream
I Scream

By: Brett Boon, Caroline Oniszk and Ashley Gartside

Muddy Shoes
Muddy Shoes

By: Sofia Donald

The Expected Pitch
The Expected Pitch

By: Harrison Kraft

Free Bird
Free Bird

By: Maude Schmidt

Paranoid
Paranoid

By: Sofia Donald

Flip Into Life
Flip Into Life

By: Aidan Romanaux

The Awakening
The Awakening

By: Samantha Colon

Water You Doing Today
Water You Doing Today

By: Edward Willshire

Young Filmmakers Best of 2016 - Animated
Young Filmmaker 2016 Honorable Mentions

Although the following submissions will not be screened at the 2016 SOMA Film Festival, these films deserve recognition: