The Hendrick Hudson Film Festival has attracted top talent, and this year is no exception. Here’s what’s in store for the latest festival, according to the district.
The Hendrick Hudson High School Film Club is excited to announce that MTV Star and Hen Hud Alum, Andrew Jenks (Class of 2002) will be the Keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Hen Hud Film Festival on Friday April 20, 2012.
Jenks, currently working on season two of his MTV series “World of Jenks”, established the film festival at Hen Hud in 2002. “We thought it only fitting that he come back ten years later to reflect on what the festival has meant to him and his career,” remarked Film Festival coordinator and teacher, Paul LaVallee.
Beginning with a Red Carpet event at 6:30 PM, this year’s Film Festival will feature a number of student created, produced and edited documentary films in categories including Music Video, Animation, Documentary, Drama and Comedy.
Regarded as the premiere high school festival and one of the biggest in the area, the festival showcases the filmmaking talents of students throughout the tri-state area. Each film is competing for individual awards as well as the coveted grand prize; “The Andrew W. Jenks Award”.
“The Hendrick Hudson Film Festival was started to give young filmmakers a chance to showcase their films in front of a real crowd in a real theater. Our goal remains the same: to be the most substantive and entertaining All-American high school film festival in the country – to inspire, to learn, and to appreciate the talent in our own backyards,” said Jenks of the upcoming festival.
Admission to the festival is $5 and T-shirts, popcorn and candy will be sold. “We hope you can join us and support the arts in your community! You will be amazed to see what our kids are doing with cameras these days,” concluded LaVallee.
For more information please contact Paul LaVallee (firstname.lastname@example.org).