2013 Greenwich Youth Film Festival

Junior League of Greenwich announced this year's winners



Winners of the 2013 Greenwich Youth Film Festival. From left to right, Gemma Gamberdell (Winner of the PSA genre), Matt Wassong (Winner of the Best Freshman Film), Nico Wada (Winner of the Creative genre), Isa Goldberg (Winner of the Animation genre), Victoria Stein (Winner of the Music Video genre), and Sam Hodge (Winner of the Documentary genre and Grand Prize Winner)

The Junior League of Greenwich announced the winners of the 2013 Greenwich Youth Film Festival (GYFF) at the second annual event held on Sunday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library. 17 awards were given out to high school students from Fairfield and Westchester Counties for the first, second and third place winners from each of five genres, the Best Freshman Film and the Grand Prize. 

The GYFF event screened the 32 finalist films out of an entry pool of over 100 films. The Festival also featured speakers including film writer and producer, David Levien, and Island Def Jam Music Group president, Steve Bartels, and an award ceremony. In his keynote address, Mr. Levien provided students with movie making tips such as 1) Before your first day on set, “watch” the movie in your head. 2) Always be on time. 3) Don’t move on from a shot if you don’t have it. Mr. Levien also took questions from audience members.

The winners were selected by a top line up of judges including Steve Bartels (Music Video), Blue Sky Studios (Animation), Gretchen Carlson (PSA), Melissa Joan Hart (Creative), Clayton Pecorin (Documentary) and Amanda Seyfried (Best Freshman Film Award). Awards included $1,000 to the Grand Prize winner, $500 to the other four genre winners, $100 for all second place genre winners, $50 for all third place genre winners, and $250 for Best Freshman Film. The Animation winner also was awarded a tour of Blue Sky Studios. The Music Video winner also was awarded a visit to the set of an upcoming Island Def Jam Music Group music video and a private meeting at the company’s headquarters. The Creative Genre winner also was awarded the opportunity to shadow a producer on the set of an upcoming digital comedy web series for Above Average Productions, the digital division of Broadway Video.

Greenwich Youth Film Festival 2013 Winners

Grand Prize Winner

 

 

Sam Hodge

Greens Farms Academy

A Kid Like Me

       

PSA

 

 

Place

Name

High School

Title

1st

Gemma Gamberdell

Wilton High School

Tomorrow

2nd

James Arca & Nick Zeug

Greenwich High School

Party Sober

3rd

Maddie Church & Katie Hill

Convent of the Sacred Heart

Lend a Hand, Take a Stand

       

Creative

 

1st

Nico Wada

Greenwich Academy

Cookies

2nd

Danny Bitman

Newtown High School

Recollection Preview

3rd

Jackson C. Davis, Stephen Doyle, Reece Williams, Michael Barbieri

Woodlands High School

Barefoot

       

Documentary

 

1st

Sam Hodge

Greens Farms Academy

A Kid Like Me

2nd

Catherine Cabano

Greenwich High School

Not in R Wildest Dremz

3rd

Jordan Cohen & Maddie Church

Convent of the Sacred Heart

Fish Out of Water

       

Music Video

 

1st

Victoria Stein

Greenwich High School

The World; My Kaleidoscope

2nd

Gabrielle Giacomo

Convent of the Sacred Heart

Flaws

3rd

Jackson C. Davis

Woodlands High School

Greenburgh Day

 

 

 

 

Animation - Joe Antonuccio, Blue Sky

 

1st

Isa Goldberg

Greenwich High School

Guzzle the Guzzlers

2nd

Gabrielle Giacomo

Convent of the Sacred Heart

After Hours

3rd

Georgina Cahill

Convent of the Sacred Heart

Practice Makes Perfect

 

 

 

 

Best Freshman Film - Amanda Seyfried

 

 

Matt Wassong

Mamaroneck High School

Unplugged

About the Junior League of Greenwich

The Junior League of Greenwich has been bettering the community for over 50 years. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained individuals. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. If you are interested in joining the Junior League of Greenwich and making a difference in our community, contact the JLG Office at (203) 869-1979 or visit our website at www.jlgreenwich.org.

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