Rolling out the red carpet

Oceanside High School hosts second annual film festival


Oceanside High School hosted the district's second annual film festival April 8, screening over 40 student-made films ranging from comedies and commercials to music videos and documentaries.

The event was complete with a red carpet for the stars, "Foovie" awards for the winners in each category, and plenty of surprises for the audience. At the end of the night, audience members selected their favorite entry, which was given the "Festival Favorite" award.

Admission to the film festival was free of charge, but proceeds collected from the sales of DVDs and snacks will go to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and Oceanside Community Service.

Student film festival winners:

Festival Favorite — "Pinball Wizard" by Alex Beja and Timm Kear

HS Best Drama — "Together Forever" by Adam Giladi and Ben Czerwin

HS Best Movie Short — "Irreversible" by Anna Krohl

HS Best Music Video — "By The Way" by Caleb Borstok

HS Best Commercial — "Bump It Extreme" by Brandon Sooknandan and Alexandra Spergel

HS PSA — "Inappropriate" by Mark DiStefano

HS Best Comedy — "Hide and Seek" by Zach Feldman, Sam Annhouse and Taylor Rosenfield

HS Stop Motion — "Plug It In" by Jaclyn Colello, Rebecca Rogak and Andrew Scibelli

MS Best Drama — "Mary Bell" by Lia Stoupas

MS Best Stop Motion/ Animation — "Speed Drawing" by Lia Stoupas

MS Best PSA — “Social Networking” by Dana Gelb

MS Best Documentary — "Keep a Child Alive" by Rebecca Herz

MS Best Music Video — "When I'm Gone" by Jaqueline Xerri and Lea Sherman