(June 6, 2017—Brooklyn, NY) High Tech sophomore David Mansour, a TV Production student from Bayonne, entered his High Tech-produced film in the SportsNet New York (SNY) Future Filmmakers Festival and won an award for Best Writer, bringing home a $1,000 prize, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
SNY, home network of the New York Mets and Jets, held its first Future Filmmakers Festival this year. Students (ages 14 to 19 as of April 1) in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut submitted a New York sports-themed short film for consideration.
“David is the first sophomore to enter a film festival this year,” says Gregg Ascolese, a TV Production instructor at High Tech. “This is David's first award in filmmaking and we are expecting great things from him in the future.”
Mansour rubbed elbows with professional filmmaker Libby Geist, who recently won an Academy Award for last year’s ESPN documentary O.J.: Made in America, at the SNY Media Center, located in DUMBO (“Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”) in trendy Brooklyn.
To view Mansour’s film, please go to the following link: