A film by Lydia Cornett ’16, a certificate student in the Program in Visual Arts’ track in Film/Video, won First Place in the College/Independent category at the 2015 New Jersey Young Filmmakers Festival. Cornett wrote, directed and edited her film, Headphones, which tells the story of how a pair of headphones has an unexpected effect on its listener. Headphones was shown earlier this month in a film screening on May 7 at the Lewis Center as part of the annual showcase of work by juniors in the Program in Visual Arts.
The New Jersey Young Filmmakers Festival is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium in the Media Arts Department at New Jersey City University. It provides young filmmakers — who either live in or attend school in the state of New Jersey — the opportunity to exhibit work and have it evaluated by prominent representatives in the field of media arts. The purpose of the festival is to recognize, celebrate and encourage emerging young talent in the state where Thomas Edison first developed the motion picture.
The 2015 Festival Premiere will be held on Saturday, May 30, at 3:00 p.m. at the Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey.