Young filmmakers hit the red carpet Friday evening for the Hollywood Nights Student Cinema Showcase at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20. The promising filmmakers of tomorrow, ranging from elementary to high school, came out to show Sarasota what the future of film has in store for itself. Excitement beamed from the young artists as they walked the red carpet for the first time. We at SRQ certainly believe it won’t be their last, after getting up close and personal with a few of the creative minds behind these flicks.
The Good Kids, a film created by 20 local elementary, middle and high school students was one of the films to premiere this evening. Each student served as an important piece in the puzzle for this creative masterpiece. This film won the 2012 SFF Young Filmmakers Showcase Honorable Mention. An important piece in this puzzle, Benjamin Edelman, described the whole experience as amazing: “I got to meet a lot of new friends.” Eighteen-year-old filmmaker Nicole Feldman, responsible for Drawn 2 Life, a spin-off of Harold and the Purple Crayon, is in agreement with Edelman on what she found the most rewarding part of making a film: “Sharing the film with friends was my favorite part.” Well, what would the film world be without sharing those moments of the big screen over a bag of popcorn with pals?
Congratulations to all the participants of the 2012 SFF Young filmmakers Showcase.