Adults who dream of careers in film are constantly shipping off to Hollywood in hopes of hitting it big, but what if you could make your mark on the industry before even receiving your high school diploma? Formerly a teenage filmmaker, himself, Andrew Jenks is placing his bets on young writers and producers by unveiling a nationwide high school film festival, and with judges ranging from Oscar-winning "Juno" writer Diablo Cody to Edward Burns of "Saving Private Ryan," there's no better exposure for the lucky entrants.
The "World Of Jenks" star's All American High School Film Festival will open with director Carlo Carlei's brand new "Romeo & Juliet" adaptation, starring Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, and will include categories that honor the best in comedy, animation, editing and more from October 4 through October 6. The grand prize includes a pretty hefty scholarship and meetings with top industry producers, so snatch up a ticket, and you never know -- you might just catch the next Martin Scorcese.
"Simply put: these films blew me away!" Jenks told PR Newswire. "The future of filmmaking is bright."
Check out the full festival schedule, and be sure to stop by if you're in New York!
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