Films by Sussex Tech students to be screened in NYC

| 26 Sep 2017 | 10:48

— Local students Sadie Price-Elliott and Madison Rambowski have had their films officially selected to screen at the prestigious 2017 All American High School Film Festival, to be held at AMC Empire Theaters in New York City’s Times Square over the weekend of October 6th-8th. Both are current juniors at Sussex County Technical School in the cinematography program.
Sadie Price-Elliott’s experimental film “Calyx & Corolla” features striking imagery and is a vivid and thought-provoking exploration of the inescapable complexities of life, while Madison Rambowski’s drama film “Pictures” is all about a journey through the search of self love with the help of an unsuspecting stranger.
The All American High School Film Festival was designed to be the premier destination to showcase the best student films made from around the world. Entering its fifth year, the festival has easily become the world’s largest high school film festival in the world, connecting students to top industry professionals and their talented peers. The weekend agenda consists of networking events, college fair, workshops on filmmaking, tons of screenings and a red carpet awards celebration. In addition, the organization has many awards that are given out during the festival weekend, including relevant scholarships and prizes. Price-Elliott and Rambowski are official selections, making them eligible to win at the Teen Indie Awards Show at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Sunday, October 9th.
Just two years ago, Price-Elliott and Rambowski stepped into Michael Ventresco’s cinematography classroom for the first day of their freshman year. Then, neither could have imagined that in two years forward, films they wrote, shot, and produced would be screening in Times Square at the largest movie theater in the country. Now, they are living out the dream.
The screenings will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8th at AMC Times Square. Rambowski’s will be shown Saturday at a 4:30 PM screening, while Price-Elliott’s will be featured Sunday at a 10:30 AM screening. A full schedule of the festival weekend and list of screenings is posted at