Note: "Finalists" are screened during the festival awards ceremony and are eligible for awards. "Official Selections" are considered runners up and are shown on the main screen during the red carpet ceremony as guests arrive.

The 38 films shown at the NJ High School Film Festival represent the top 15% of all films submitted.


2016 NJ High School Film Festival Finalists

Animation/Stop Motion

Dark Light

Katrina Peterson, Camille Brzechffa, Corinne Russel, Gaby Parlapiano, Grade 12

Kent Place School

Pencil

Alexa Petersen, Grade 9

Point Pleasant Boro High School

Small Fry

Corinne Antonelli, Grade 11

Warren Hills Regional High School


Comedy

Extraordinary

Bernie Torres, Grade 12

Howell High School

Lucas, Kevin, and the Technicolor Dream Watcher

David Paris, Colin Tunney, Tommy Pagano, Micheal Bottazzi, Grade 11

New ProvidenceHigh School

Decisions

Colton Pollack, Grade 12

Groton High School


Non-Fiction

Philippe Maucotel

Kayleigh Young, Grade 11

Cresskill High School

China's Forgotten Children

Michelle Yu, Grade 10

Cresskill High School

Eva Choi

Lia Choi, Grade 10

Cresskill High School

Francisco Centeno

Patrick Centeno, Zach Stern, Grade 10

Cresskill High School


PSA

Smoking

Sarah Green, Ben Green, Grade 10

Cresskill High School

What Will You Leave?

Christina Deconcini, Grade 10

Sacred Heart Greenwich

Seat Belts

HoJun Lee, Grade 11

Cresskill High School

Bus Safety

Victoria Lovaglio, Grade 12

Jackson Liberty High School


Music Video

Coffee

Jack McCaffrey, Sal Pellicone, James Lungu, Grade 11

Cresskill High School

Thank You

Samuel Ashurov, Grade 12

Old Bridge High School

Let’s Disappear

Ruslan Volyar, Grade 12

Millburn High School


Uncategorizable!

Just Be

Becca Ruimy, Grade 12

Howell High School

Beyond the Moon

HoJun Lee, Grade 11

Cresskill High School

The Light We See in the Dark

Carly Drabeck, Grade 10

Communications High School

From a Star

Sarai Cruz, Grade 12

Bergenfield High School


Theme - After All, Tomorrow Is Another Day

After All, Tomorrow Is Another Day

Qingyu Meng, Grade 11

Sharron Art Center

Deja Vu

Sean Cuddihy, Grade 11

Middletown High School

With God

Lauren Loesberg, Grade 12

Watchung Hillls Regional High School


Official Selections

Don't Touch That Dial

Christian Smith, Grade 10

Henry Hudson Regional School

Digital Media Revolution

AJ Jaloudi, Grade 12

Cresskill High School

Wound

Lauren Loesberg, Grade 12

Watchung Hills Regional High School

Words Online

Scott Buck

Lenape High School, Grade 12

Keansburg Ocean Action : A Community Reborn

Kierin Rogers, Grade 11

Communications High School

Leave This One Behind

Christopher Boncimino, Grade 12

Freehold Township High School

Don't Start With One

Michelle Yu, Grade 10

Cresskill High School

Metaphors

Ryan Turk, Margaret Garrity, Grade 10

Howell High School

Bullying

Patrick Centeno, Zach Stern, Grade 10

Cresskill High School

Focus On the Road

Christopher Boncimino, Grade 12

Freehold Township High School

Cranky

Carly Drabeck, Grade 10

Communications High School

Love To the Rescue

Alexa Forgione, Grade 11

Lenape High School

Cresskill Track: A New Era

Maryam Hassan, Grade 12

Cresskill High School

My Hiatus

Chris Omar, Grade 12

Monroe Woodbury High School