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Hendrick Hudson HS Film Fest Is Coming To Montrose

Hendrick Hudson High School Film Festival 2014 Comedy Award winner Lilah Schneeberger, right, being interviewed on the red carpet.
Hendrick Hudson High School Film Festival 2014 Comedy Award winner Lilah Schneeberger, right, being interviewed on the red carpet. Photo Credit: Contributed.

MONTROSE, N.Y. – The 13th annual Hendrick Hudson High School Film Festival will be held on Friday, May 8.

Students, under the leadership of film club adviser Paul LaVallee, have received 200 submissions from schools in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

The festival will screen documentary films, comedies, dramas, music, video, animation, and public service announcements.

Each entry is eligible for individual awards and cash scholarships, depending on the genre of the film, and the “Best Overall Film” grand prize.

“Film Club President Troy Peterson has done a fabulous job facilitating our weekly meetings and getting everyone ready for this tremendous event,” LaVallee said in a press release.

Last year’s festival drew more than 250 submissions from 30 different schools, and embraced the new theme “Evening at the Oscars.” Approximately 275 people attended the event.

“We really set the bar high after last year’s amazing resurgence at the festival, which highlighted the talents of many young filmmakers both near and far including Hen Hud’s own Lilah Schneeberger, who won first place in the comedy category.”

“This year’s festival will not disappoint; it will make for another exciting evening!”

The festival will begin at 6:30 p.m., and admission is $5.

Popcorn, candy, drinks, and T-shirts will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 914-257-5813 or email Paul LaVallee.

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