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Mamaroneck, Larchmont Students Selected For Film Festivals

Augusta Klein, Kim Abrams, Kate Leddy and Carina Allen were writing contest winners at the New York State Theatre Education Association conference.
Augusta Klein, Kim Abrams, Kate Leddy and Carina Allen were writing contest winners at the New York State Theatre Education Association conference. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mamaroneck High School

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Students from Mamaroneck High School have been selected for film festivals and workshops taking place in May.

Matt Wassong and Tyler Sakakeeny are finalists in the 2013 Greenwich Youth Film Festival, and Kim Abrams was invited to have her work performed at the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop.

The GYFF encouraged students to submit original films during the entry period earlier this year. Some of the topics highlighted in this year’s films include the Newtown relief effort, bullying and partying sober.

Wassong's film is titled "Unplugged," and Sakakeeny's is titled "Reflections." Both were selected as finalists in the Creative Genre.

On top of a cash prize, the Creative Genre winner will also receive the opportunity to shadow a producer on the set of an upcoming digital comedy web series for Above Average Productions, the digital division of Broadway Video.

Kim Abrams' play, "Elevator Games," was submitted in February to the New York State Theatre Education Association conference, which asked students write pieces with the theme "Knock Your Socks Off," which was open to interpretation. Abrams' work was selected from there to be produced and performed at the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop.

"I was happy and really proud," Abrams said about hearing the news. "It's a well-known theater. I'm sure there's going to be a family trip or something because of my course my parents want to go see it."

For more information on the Greenwich Youth Film Festival, click here . For more information on the Sullivan Country Dramatic Workshop, click here .

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