Young Voices Program
ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS, FACULTY & FAMILY
The Hamptons Doc Fest highlights a special program dedicated exclusively to our community youth. The program bonus: Megan Kiefer, the founder of Take Two Film Academy, conducts a lively workshop on how to use film to create impact and change.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
30% Sun, 100% Fun
Children at Robert Moses Beach on Long Island enthusiastically share their perspectives and observations of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Although the kids’ brains are in summer vacation mode, they do their best to determine how old they will be when the next big eclipse occurs in 2024. Directed by Deirdre O’Connor.
My Paintbrush Bites
A man battling reclusion and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways. Directed by Joel Pincosy and Joe Egender.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
DIRECTORS: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
PRODUCERS: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett
EDITORS: Tom Maroney, Alejandro Valdes-Rochin
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Peter Alton
Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, including one from Jericho High School, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science. The film was the winner of the first-ever Festival Favorite Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the Festival Favorite Award at 2018 SXSW.
Cristina Costantini has reported and produced for the New Haven Independent, The Huffington Post, ABC News, Univision, and Fusion. Her first TV documentary, which looked at sex trafficking in Mexico, was nominated for two Emmys and her reporting on immigration has won awards from GLAAD and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Darren Foster is a DuPont and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. He was the series director of the critically acclaimed Borderland series and is the co-creator and series producer of Inside: Secret America, an investigative documentary series airing on the National Geographic Channel.