These films were created by students participating in this year’s Film Society Kids program at P.S. 75, and P.S. 163 in Manhattan’s Community School District 3. Launched in 2014, the Film Society Kids program brings film into the classroom, in order to bolster a future generation of filmmakers. The program promotes the making and viewing of films as well as students' cultivation of 21st Century skills.
Children screen classic and contemporary films, are provided opportunities for critical analysis, and learn to use a robust compendium of filmmaking techniques to create films of their own.
1- Candy Crook: Live Action Short, 4th grade, PS 163 Manhattan
Candy Crook is a classic detective story. Candy Crook takes us on a stylized journey to uncover the mystery of the missing candy.
Student Filmmakers: Meelan Dessejour, Gustavo Salgado Morales, Emily Tong, Lachlan Wessler, Brian Shiyang Ye
2- Monster in The Closet: Live Action Short, 3rd grade, PS 75 Manhattan Monster in the Closet follows two curious students as they investigate strange rumblings in their classrooms closet.
Student Filmmakers: Uzziel Hernandez, Elizabeth Garcia-Diaz, Emily Trowers, Nathaniel Ferenchak
3- Runaway Dog: Live Action Short, 4th grade, PS 163 Manhattan
Shot from multiple perspectives, Run Away Dog is the story of a toy-dog, it’s escape, and the students who are after it!
Student Filmmakers: Fanta Bauer, Maxima Little, Andres Martinez, Jada Melendez
4- She Almost Got Away: Live Action Short, 4th grade, PS 75 Manhattan
When one student wins The Best Inventor Award at school for her life-sized robot, another young inventor takes action!
Student Filmmakers: Jahzara Bryant, Otto Fisher Halbhuber, Karen Ortega, Chloe Evelyn Pina, Ruiz Valeria T Perez
5- The Haunted Classroom: Live Action Short, 4th grade, PS 75 Manhattan
Created during the Halloween season, The Haunted Classroom, uses traditional horror film techniques to tell the story of two brave girls fighting against a wicked force. Warning: This film is not for the faint hearted!
Student Filmmakers: Madison Medina, Nicholas Gayles, Jaimy Rodriguez-Puchu, Cheyenne Carr, Tytiana Lan Williams
6- Super Kids: Live Action Short, 3rd grade, PS 163 Manhattan
Using graphics and special effects, Super Kids takes us into the imagination of two kids as they face off against the supreme evils of detention!
Student Filmmakers: Nicole Ehrlich, Anna Koontz, Hareish Srinivasan, Oliver Stafford
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