5 Days, 5 Films, 36 Kids, 1 Incredible Event

On Saturday, April 19, the Tribeca Film Festival hosted a special screening of films produced by Manhattan Youth’s spring break middle school filmmaking intensive. Academy Award-nominated director Marshall Curry moderated a talk-back session with the young filmmakers following the screening.

We had a blast helping the students with their very creative films, and we invite you to enjoy them below!

Stage One
Six students wake up in a classroom with no memories at all. They have no idea who they are, how they got there, or why the world shows no sign of any other living humans.
Click here to see the Stage One Bloopers!

Lost in NYC!
Three students are lost in New York City without their cell phones. Wait–WITHOUT THEIR CELL PHONES!?! How will they ever find anything? Or take selfies? Or live-Tweet their adventure to their many Twitter followers?

Side Story of West
This movie dares to ask the age-old question. Is Bambi really about death and destruction or bunnies on ice? A parody of West Side Story, it answers that question the way only a musical comedy can.

The Combination
Daniel finds a lock attached to the Brooklyn Bridge that he put there with his former girlfriend to symbolize their eternal love. Touching it causes him to revisit memories of her – both joyful and painful.

Spring Break Film Camp — The Making of…
A behind the scenes look at middle school filmmakers’ process. Interviews conducted, filmed and edited by elementary school students in our filmmaking program.

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