Last Friday, St. Augustine hosted our own student film festival
For the last two quarters of technology class, seventh and eighth grade students have been learning the art of filmmaking. First, students learned from past great film and filmmakers. Then, students took lead on their own projects. Deciding first which genres they are interested in and then within a group - assembled by similar genre interests - they created scripts, assigned roles, organized filming schedules and lastly devised a promotional plan in the form of posters, trailers and websites.

After all the films were created, Friday's St. Augustine Film Festival (SAFF) was a showcase of their hard work. Each sixth, seventh, and eighth grade student traveled into four rooms where the films were screened along with the film crew on hand to answer questions. When the film and question session ended, students and teachers handed in a ballot to place a rating on the film (1 - 5, 5 being the best).

Of the seven film screened, Written Out was awarded the SAFF Audience Award winner; the winning film crew won a full movie package of candy, popcorn and a movie pass. Honorable mention to Forsaken for nearly winning festival themselves.

View below the sights and sounds from the day!
Filmmaking website

Click below to see the website used for the film festival project. The link below links to the webpage the students used every class for assignments and to view past work; this specific link shows the students recreating Casablanca.

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SAFF - St. Augustine Film Festival - debuted last Friday
Students work together in groups to film personal film projects in technology class and last Friday's film festival was a showcase for those films. In groups, students wrote scripts,
assigned roles, and filmed/edited their very own short films!
Schedule Reminders
Friday, June 22nd is a HALF DAY and our FINAL DAY of school; Thursday, June 21st is a half day as well. Tuesday, June 5th is the final day and graduation for our eighth graders.
Other Reminders/Notes:
  • Register for the 2018-2019 school year by April 1st for FREE; if you register for St. Augustine after April 1st, the application has $100 fee attached; Click here for registration forms in English and Spanish.
  • Please check your child's grades on Plus Portals online at any time! If you do not have access, please call the Main Office for assistance at 203-306-6500.
  • Eighth Grade Graduation will be at 6pm in the Cathedral on Tuesday, June 5th; eighth grade will also have a pancake breakfast that same morning!
  • FINANCIAL AID UPDATE: Following an email sent out last month, click here to learn more information on financial assistance for the 2018-2019 school year from Director of Finance Pam Rowella.
Part of the winning film team - WRITTEN OUT - shown below.
Important Dates
  • Monday, June 4th - EIGHTH GRADE Baccalaureate Mass at 9am
  • Tuesday, June 5th - EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATION at 6pm in the Cathedral
  • Wednesday, June 6th - Eighth Grade Trip to NYC
  • Tuesday, June 12th - Fourth Grade Trip to the Beardsley Zoo
  • Thursday, June 21st - Half day of school for 4th - 7th (Noon Dismissal)
  • Friday, June 22nd - FINAL DAY OF SCHOOL for 4th-7th (This is a half day; there is NOON DISMISSAL.)
View below trailers from films in St. Augustine's first student film festival!
Foresaken by Maivi, Crystal, Bryan, Marc, Lauren, Jonathan, Luis, Christian, Josselyn, and Kang (8A).
Kidnapped by Emily, Dayna, Sakai, Rickia, Victor, Veronica, and Justin (7A).
The Wedding Pick by Paulina, Ashli, Brandon, Mikhye, Jovani, Kimberly, Sarayd, Zoe, and Michelle (8A).
The Comedian by Michael, Anthony, Nataliya, Marelis, Nicolle, Barbara, and Teyvah (7B).
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