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18 CHS Films Selected at NYC Film Festival

New York City

August 2021:

The All American High School Film Festival in New York City is the largest student film festival in the world. The 2021 Official Festival Selections were announced and Central High School had 18 films selected. 

“This is the largest number of entries ever accepted for any Missouri school,” said communication arts teacher Josh Cantrell. “According to the festival director, this year was extremely competitive, so our students truly are representative of the best in high school filmmaking. This is an incredible honor for our students and it truly speaks to the strength and talent inherent within the students at Central High School and what they can accomplish, despite being filmmakers during a global pandemic.”  

The selected pieces from CHS were:

  • "A Covid Christmas" by Elizabeth Swords & Jacob Tetlow
  • "All About Trees" by Lily Boyer
  • "CASA Christmas Cards" by Kate Steingraber, Derek Saiko
  • "Delivery Worker Appreciation" by Lily Boyer & Jenna Higgins
  • "Good Oxygen, Good Plants, Good People" by Cal J Bussen
  • "New Online Learning" by Kate Steingraber & Derek Saiko
  • "Playing Inclusive" by Kate Steingraber
  • "Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Through Wonders Of Wildlife" by Meygan Smith
  • "Sustainable Springfield" by Lily Boyer & Jenna Higgins
  • "The African American Heritage Trail" by Elizabeth Swords & Jacob Tetlow
  • "The Bonsai Guy" by Rachael Doel & Macie Jungmann
  • "The Brown Booby" by Elizabeth Swords & Jacob Tetlow
  • "The Homeless Shelter" by Kate Steingraber & Derek Saiko
  • "Washed Up" by Rachael Doel, Sophia Birmingham, Grace Tyau, Nathan Woorley, Jacob Tetlow, Cal Bussen, Elizabeth Swords
  • "Boys Will Be Boys" by Phoebe Riddle, Mavis Parks, Jenna Higgins, Grace Tyau, Sophia Birmingham
  • "Impossible" by Rachael Doel, Kate Steingraber, Riley Herron, Elizabeth Swords
  • “Dog Food” by Meygan Smith and Brookelyn Smith
  • “Unknown” by Rachael Doel, Cal Bussen, Kate Steingraber, Riley Herron

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