Julia Farley, a junior from Glen Cove High School, received the Best in Show award at the annual Long Island Media Arts Fair held at Five Towns College on April 1.
It was Julia’s first time presenting at the show and she made a big impression. One judge in particular, who is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker, called his play “perfect” and said, “I wouldn’t change a thing. You have a future!” It was a great moment for Julia, as well as all the Glen Cove students in the audience.
Junior Laura Roesch and seniors Maggie Muzante and Aaron Hall also showcased their work to critical acclaim from video and film professionals judging at the festival. Maggie and Aaron are students of TV III- Independent Study. Julia and Laura are students in TV Production II. Media communications teacher Christopher Barry expressed his pride in the work of all the students.
As the winner of the Best in Show award, Julia has qualified to be screened at the First Exposure Film Festival this spring, sponsored by the Suffolk County Film Commission, where she will have the opportunity to see her work selected for screening at prestigious Hamptons International Film Festival.
Glen Cove High School has participated in the Long Island Media Arts Show for 26 years, since the show’s inception. The students have always done well. This is the fourth consecutive year that Glen Cove students have been recognized in the Best in Show category, in addition to many other achievements received over the years.