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Film Studies

I am a bellows for sparks of creativity. - ESD Manifesto

Our Film Studies program encourages students to step behind the lens and not only understand, but better appreciate film as an art form. By first learning the history of film and studying its major directors, students build a foundation for analyzing film techniques that they later use to produce their own films.

Student filmmakers present their works each year at the annual Film Festival, a red carpet event for all ESD families and friends. 

Film and acting students and their advisers attended the All American High School Film Festival in New York, where they presented their film "The Art of the Perfect Brew," a dark comedy about brewing tea.

This year, Film, English, and History classes welcomed Mr. Marc Lapadula to campus for a series of lectures on film. Students attended "How To Watch Movies Like A Film Professor and Films That Changed America" and "Short Stories/Storytelling."

Learn more here. 

The viewing and making of films is a way for us to reflect upon our society's past. By studying films, we can
increase our understanding of our culture and the society that produced them.
- Bobby Weiss, Film Teacher

Learn More About Our Film Studies Program