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More honors for MCVTS digital film students

More honors for MCVTS digital film students

Films by eight digital film students in the MCVTS School of the Arts have been chosen from 75 submissions in the high school category for the 44th New Jersey Young Filmmakers’ Festival.

The first-place winners are:

Senior Kimberly Hansen of Carteret for her documentary “Unaltered”


Junior Amanda Clark of North Brunswick for her experimental film “New York Book”

Sophomore Maria Martinez of Carteret for her experimental film “Progression”

Second place in documentary was awarded to junior Noah Perez of South River for “Passionate”

Earning honorable mention are:

Junior Melia Velez of Woodbridge for her narrative film “Aware”

Senior Sam Seda of South Plainfield for his narrative film “Walking Lament”

Junior Isaiah Gomez of Perth Amboy for his animated film “Lost Jedi”

Junior Franchesca Rodriguez of Perth Amboy for her animated film “Memories”

The New Jersey Young Filmmakers’ Festival premiere, reception, and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange. More information is available at

In April, films by Noah Perez, Amanda Clark, Sam Seda, Maria Martinez and sophomore Victor Ferrer were selected from among 160 submissions to the Ocean County Library Student Film Festival. Juried awards were won by Amada (best experimental), Sam (best silent film) and Victor (honorable mention for “Ramen Noodles”).

The films may be viewed at