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2014 VARSITY BRANDS ALL AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL SET TO OPEN OCTOBER 24-26 IN NEW YORK CITY WITH MORE THAN 1,200 ENTRIES WORLDWIDE

The Opening Night festivities and the Award Show will be held at the Hilton Midtown, with all screenings and panels running at the AMC Empire Multiplex located in Times Square. The announcement was made by AAHSFF founder and filmmaker Andrew Jenks star of MTV’s “World of Jenks.”

This year’s festival includes participation from celebrity judges and presenters who are among the world’s most successful filmmakers, actors and directors including:

· Alli Simpson (Musician)

· Alysia Reiner (Actress, “Orange is The New Black”)

· Brianna Brown (Actress, “True Blood”)

· Carlton Cuse (Producer, “Lost”)

· Chloe Bennett (Actress, “Agents of Shield”)

· Danny Rose (Producer, “Scorpion”)

· David Alan Basche (Actor, “The Exes”)

· Doug Ellin (Creator, “Entourage”)

· Dylan McDermott (Actor, “Stalker”)

· Dylan Ratigan (Actor/Host, “The Dylan Ratigan Show”)

· Ed Burns (Producer/Director/Actor/Producer)

· Jackson Harris (Musician/Performer)

· John D’Leo (Actor, “The Family”)

· Josh Schwartz (Screenwriter, “Gossip Girl”)

· Kristen Stewart (Actress, “The Twilight Saga”)

· Mike Figueroa (Actor, “A Walk Among the Tombstones”)

· Nastia Liukin (2008 Olympic Champion)

· Stephanie Savage (Producer/Writer, “Gossip Girl”)

In addition, 24 film schools will participate in the festival’s College Fair including UCLA, Santa Fe College of Art and Design, SVA, SCAD, Relativity School, Elon University, The Los Angeles Film School, MCAD and The New York Film Academy among others.

More than 2,000 students from across the country are scheduled to attend. In 2013 and 2014, the festival received more than 2,200 film submissions from 48 states and 17 countries, highlighting a global community of young filmmakers. The field was narrowed down to 294 official film selections which will be presented throughout the three day festival.

A full list of films and filmmakers can be found at http://www.hsfilmfest.com/2014-screening-times/

“This is a record setting year for the AAHSFF as we saw the highest number of film submissions and overall participation from students and professional filmmakers alike, who want to come together and collaborate on the future of filmmaking,” said Andrew Jenks. “In 2014 we will have keynotes and discussions from some of the most notable filmmakers in the world, who all want to give back, teach and inspire young filmmakers just getting started.”

The festival is the brainchild of award-winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks, described by the Village Voice as ‘the voice of his generation’. His films have been distributed by HBO and ESPN and his critically acclaimed documentary series, ‘World of Jenks’ received #1 ratings on MTV. Andrew is currently directing/producing several episodes of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, in addition to directing/producing several documentary films.

The festival will announce keynotes and panel discussions shortly. To purchase tickets for the 2014 festival, visit http://www.hsfilmfest.com/. For travel and hotel arrangements, visit http://www.hsfilmfest.com/travel-packages.

Sponsors for the Festival are: Title Sponsor Varsity Brands; Award Show Sponsor Cantinas Entertainment; Presenting Sponsors MovieFone, Santa Fe College of Art and Design and Relativity School; Media and Brand Partners include Made in NY, The Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, MTV, Student Television Network, FCancer, GoPro, Macbeth Shoes, Paul Frank, Kiss USA, Michael Wiese Productions, Noble Talent Management, Actors Playground School of Theatre, Siskel/Jacobs Productions, Final Draft, Earl of Sandwich and Andrew Jenks Entertainment.

The All-American High School Film Festival is the premiere showcase for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world. Our mission is to connect the filmmakers of the future with the rewards, respect, and recognition they deserve.

Written by Maud

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