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about this festival
Over the past year, Orange High School students have been busy making films and telling their unique stories with the help of Orange School District’s Filmmaking and Digital Media classes, and under the supervision of the Career and Technical Education Program.
Please keep in mind that many of these films had to be completed in post production after the Covid-19 epidemic lockdown began, so these films are a testament to the creativity and dedication of Orange High School filmmakers.
These short films will be screened and available 24 hours a day, so that anyone, anywhere can stream them online. Industry professionals will judge the films, and on June 10th, the top three films will receive scholarship stipend awards: 1st Place, $500; 2nd Place $300; 3rd Place $200. The scholarships can be used for college and any post-High School educational programs.
All of this will be done virtually online - the films will remain available for everyone to view throughout the summer and beyond.
Don't miss watching the Virtual Student Filmmaker Roundtable! Students from four different schools discuss the art of making their films, including filmmakers from Orange High School who submitted to the Orange Youth Shine Bright Virtual Film Festival, as well as Glen Ridge High School, Casmir Pullaski School and Drew University. This virtual roundtable is hosted by "It Sucks That I'm Stuck In The House Film Club" and also Cinema Ed, SOMA Film Festival and ValleyArts.
Orange Youth Shine Bright is not only a film festival, it is a celebration of the work that Orange student filmmakers created over this past year. Some of the films were already entered in other contests and some of these films are newly submitted. Also, a few of the films were created in a 24-hour filmmaking weekend, FilmBoot24, in November 2019 that several OHS students participated in.
We hope you enjoy these films and share them with friends!