Friday, May 3, 2013
The high school hosts the fifth annual film festival
Upper Dublin High School’s Performing Arts Center could have doubled as the Kodak Theatre Thursday night — just exchange the Oscars for Greenies. Hundreds of student filmmakers gathered at Upper Dublin High School for the fifth annual Greenfield Youth Film Festival. The students, dressed to the nines, entered the school on a red carpet. Their films were broken into several categories, including narrative, experimental, documentary and music video. Upper Dublin Superintendent Michael Pladus kicked off the evening by saying that the Greenfield Youth Film Festival offers students a forum and a platform to showcase their craft. GYFF Executive Director Jill Greenfield Feldman followed by saying, whether a student wins or not, he or she has …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Students from Upper Dublin, Wissahickon, Souderton, Germantown Academy, and Abington High Schools participated in the Greenfield Youth Film Festival workshop.
Friday, January 18
Students from 21 high schools across five counties invaded Montgomery County Community College on Friday for an all day workshop to learn video production techniques from professionals. The workshop is part of the Greenfield Youth Film Festival, where students create their own short films for judging. This is the fifth year that the all day workshop has been held for students. Presenters at this year's workshop include: Chris Fetchko, Rob Kuestner, Marty Zeid, Tammy Tiehel-Stedman, Andre Lee, Michael Schweisheimer, Dave Lamm, Pat Ganley, and Daniel Innovations. Students from Upper Dublin, Wissahickon, Souderton, Germantown Academy, and Abington High Schools, as well as students from high school across the county and from Philadelphia, …
Monday, May 14, 2012
A pair of students take home three awards, including Best Director.
The Keswick Theatre in Glenside recently played host to the Fourth-Annual Greenfield Youth Film Festival, and a pair of Upper Dublin High School students were amongst the group of winners. Jared Hirsch took home the award for Best Director, as well as a second-place award in the narrative category for his film, “Noir”. Following behind Hirsch was first-time participant Conor O’Mara, who took second place in the documentary category for his skateboarding film, “Right Foot Forward”. O’Mara, along with his friend Tom Plasket, drew upon their catalogue of skating footage to took aim at the stereotype of trouble-making skateboarders. “It’s about skating in Ambler, and how there’s a stigma around skateboarders and getting into trouble and stuff…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Filmmakers from Upper Dublin will join students from 25 other high schools for an evening of movie screenings and an awards show.
Upper Dublin student filmmakers will have the pleasure of seeing their work on the big screen this evening, as the Keswick Theatre in Glenside will host the annual Greenfield Youth Film Festival. The Greenfield Foundation, which is based out of Philadelphia, created the festival as a part of its initiative to enhance the overall quality of life by making contributions to non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education and other related fields. Students involved in the festival are not only given an audience for their work, but they also gain access to industry professionals. For Upper Dublin ninth-grader Justin Asaraf, this will be his first foray into the world of film festivals. "I submitted a mockumentary called 'New Sheriff in…