The 17th Annual Sarasota Film Festival selected a short film submission from Pine View students for the local shorts category of the festival. Eleventh-graders Peter Kosub, Angelo Pata, Addison Worthington and William Zelin created the film “Dream Field” for their TV Production class, which was shown alongside other professional films. The local short films were shown on April 16 and April 18 at the Hollywood 20 Theater.
For TV Production, students are required to submit at least one short film to the Sarasota Film Festival. According to Pata, it took a little over a month for his group to complete the film. Worthington and Kosub directed the film together, while Worthington also acted as the film’s main character. Pata assisted the directors in producing and finalizing the film. In the film, Worthington’s character meets a girl in his dream. When he wakes up to find he still has the mystery girl’s scarf, he is determined to return it to her.
The Sarasota Film Festival offered the group two VIP passes, which allows the participants access to other films, panel discussions, events and award presentations. “We decided to give the passes to Peter and Addison because they directed and worked the hardest on the film,” Pata said.
Twelfth-grader Jack Quinn and a team of tenth-graders, Marco Gratta, Riley Hann and Erik Mininsohn, had their short films accepted into the YouthFEST of the Sarasota Film Festival. The YouthFest is designed for students 18 years or younger and only showcases short films made by students.