RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School senior and mass media student Gabriella Cecala's film "I Remember" won the grand prize in the experimental category at the Montclair Film Festival's "Emerginig Filmmakers" competition.
"I could not have done this without Mr. Finning," said Gabriella, who created the film at the NYU Summer Film Workshop.
Three other students at the NYU workshop helped produce the film.
RHS Mass Media Teacher Robert Finning said he was not surprised by Gabriella's award. "Gabby has always been one of my most prolific film students. She is certainly well-deserving of this award. I am sure she's about to begin bigger and better things."
Gabriella plans to attend New York University in the fall. She is enrolled in the Mass Media IV Honors class.
"I Remember" will be screened at the festival with other emerging filmmaker films Saturday, May 7 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. To read more, click here.