Tartan Student Films Featured at All-American High School Film Festival

St. Margaret’s cinematics art program was in the spotlight last weekend, as talented Tartan student films were featured at the All-American High School Film Festival in New York City.
In all, 10 films created within St. Margaret’s cinematic arts program were shown at the festival. Four of the Tartan filmmakers—Upper School students Emma Evanson, Jacqueline Kalvoda and Winston Verdult and Tartan alumni Neela Gerayli ’22—attended the festival along with St. Margaret’s film teacher Karen Bennett. 
The All-American High School Film Festival is one of the top festivals in the world for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts. This year, festival goers had the opportunity to see many works by talented Tartans, including:
  • Listen to the Mustn’ts by Jacqueline Kalvoda
  • Lonely as a Cloud by Emma Evanson
  • The Director’s Hat by Emma Evanson
  • Eye for an Eye by Kate Lee
  • A Story of Ethan & Lillie by Neela Gerayli 
  • Gift of Life by Neela Gerayli
  • Martha by Neela Gerayli
  • Sugar & Spice by Winston Verdult & Kate Lee
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Winston Verdult and Neela Gerayli
  • Bottom of the Ninth by Kate Lee and Max Page
In addition to the featured films, Neela Gerayli was nominated for Female Rising Star at the awards ceremony, which took place at the King’s Theater in Brooklyn. 
Two of the films featured at the festival have already been honored by the All-American High School Film Festival. Sugar & Spice won Best Film for the organization’s Winter Film Invitational Challenge, while Out of Sight won Best Film at the Spring Film Invitational Challenge earlier this year. 
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