the Inkblot

DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

%22Pretty+Girl%22+by+senior+Jackie+Siminerio+of+Manalapan+helped+Siminerio+receive+a+partial+scholarship+to+the+New+York+Film+Academy.
Back to Article
Back to Article

DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

"Pretty Girl" by senior Jackie Siminerio of Manalapan helped Siminerio receive a partial scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

"Pretty Girl" by senior Jackie Siminerio of Manalapan helped Siminerio receive a partial scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

"Pretty Girl" by senior Jackie Siminerio of Manalapan helped Siminerio receive a partial scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

Emma Barofsky

The Digital Video Club held their 14th annual film festival, Cinemadness, at Bow Tie Cinemas in Red Bank on Thursday, May 16. Attendees were able to watch the student-made films in the theater.

Sophomore Ravenna Gemignani of Oceanport made her second appearance in the festival. Gemignani has a strong passion for making short films, and this year she incorporated a unique twist to her film.

“For my show, I did a stop motion animation… most people take live videos,” Gemignani said. “I was inspired by several Spanish artists like Salvador Dali, Picasso, and Joan Miró.”

After the films were presented, the club gave out awards for different categories including “Best Abstract/Experimental Film,” “Best Music Video,” “Best Animation,” “Best Comedy” and more. Senior Jackie Siminerio of Manalapan was awarded a partial scholarship to the New York Film Academy, as well as admittance into their festival with her film “Pretty Girl.”

Digital Video teacher and club adviser David Salowe enjoyed Cinemadness because he was able to witness his own students succeed. He felt as if it was rewarding to watch all of their hard work pay off.

The best part of the festival is watching the students see their films on the big screen,” Salowe said. “While it’s fun to watch stuff in school or on Youtube, there’s something magical about seeing your work projected in a real theater.”

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






About the Writer
Emma Barofsky, Assistant Web Content Editor

Emma Barofsky is a junior from Ocean Township and has been writing for The Inkblot since her freshman year at Communications.  Emma is so happy to be...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    News

    Freshmen class goes to Wreck Pond

  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    News

    NAHS art show inducts new members, displays work

  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    Club News

    SGA holds election for 2019-2020 school year

  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    News

    SkillsUSA wins 14 medals in state competition

  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    News

    CCC spreads “Love Across Borders” with cultural festival

  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    News

    Sophomore class sees “The Crucible”

  • News

    Potential SGA candidates share their campaigning ideas

  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    News

    Upperclassmen ‘shore’-ly have a good time at prom

  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    News

    CCC elects council for 2019-2020 school year

  • DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival

    News

    NHS elects council for 2019-2020 school year

Navigate Right
The News of Communications High School
DV Club hosts 14th annual Cinemadness film festival