Working with students and faculty, we organized four film festivals. Looking forward to reviving the tradition soon!
The Fourth Annual JJHS Film Festival!
The Third Annual JJHS Film Festival!
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The Second Annual John Jay Film Festival was held on May 18, 2012 at Caramoor, attended by a sold-out crowd to resounding success.
Here is the list of student filmmakers and their films:
Pandoras Box, narrative 4:54
A young boy stumbles upon a mysterious box only to discover the horrors within.
Macbeth, stop motion animation, 1:50
This stop motion video is about the torment that Lady Macbeth went through after the murder of the king.
Down, action, 4:33
This video follows the longboarding of Ryland Bates.
Alone, narrative, 5:39
A girl wakes up after a terrible dream and discovers that she is the last person on earth.
Attack of the Origami Pigs, stop motion animation, 1:00
This short stop motion animation is of origami pigs running around and causing trouble.
Maxwell Savo and Adam Weiss
Cornelius Copes with the World, comedy, 2:38
The short story of a boy who has left his house for the first time
Rockin It, documentary, 3:35
A short musical video capturing the atmosphere and energy of a climbing gym.
Depression, experimental documentary, 2:30
An abstract video on depression in high school.
The Tell Tale Heart, narrative, 5:00
Based on Edgar Allen Poes short story The Tell Tale Heart
Meat Man, stop motion animation, 2:14
A classic case of meat gone spoiled.
The Dreamer, narrative, 6:15
A teen boy goes on a date that ends up in a rendezvous with a close friend and brings to question their sanity.
Troubled Dreams, music video, 2:38
The story of a girls dreams, when her life is in constant confusion.
A Primitive Treasure, silent film, 5:34
In this short film four hikers journey into the wilderness only to have their Iphones snatched away by a pestering primate.
Sarah White/Russell Ohnemus
Silence of the Lobsters, narrative, 2:22
An adaptation of the Silence of the Lambs with a twist.
Spring Skiing, stop motion animation, 1:42
A stop motion animation about a skier who spends her day on the slopes without any snow.
Foil and Ink, stop motion animation, 0:47
Foil creatures move out and about in a surreal environment.
Sight, documentary portrait, 4:33
A portrait of my grandmothers life described by my mother.
Up And Away, stop motion animation, 0:52
A girl goes outside to play to blow up some balloons but ends up flying away.
MagSk8, stop motion 0:59
A short stop motion film of a sequence of skateboarders doing various tricks on household items.
Ready to Roll, stop motion animation, 0:41
My skateboard puts itself together to some tunes.
Monopoly, stop motion 0:54
The pieces of monopoly come to life in this playful stop motion video.
Perfect, public service announcement, 1:12
Society has taught us that we need to act a certain way, dress a certain way and think a certain way- we have to be perfect. There is no perfect.
Homophobia in High School, documentary, 10:00
What was your high school experience like? When did you come out? What can society do to further acceptance?