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Students Earn Top Honors in Montclair Film Fest Kidz Shortz Competition

Milena Testa and Grace Baynes recognized for their film, 'The Playdate.'

Grace Baynes, Milena Testa (Photo: Frank Schramm/Montclair Film Festival)
Grace Baynes, Milena Testa (Photo: Frank Schramm/Montclair Film Festival)

Written by Teresa Akersten

Bloomfield student Milena Testa received a Grand Prize in this year's Montclair Film Festival Kidz Shortz Filmmaking Competition for the film "The Playdate," which she co-created with Grace Baynes of Glen Ridge. 

"The Playdate" was the top-prize winner in the Cinemaniacs Grades 4-6 Small Group category. 

More than 60 films by young filmmakers from across the country were entered into the juried Kidz Shortz competition inspired by this year’s theme, "The Future: The Way I See It." 

Winners receive free digital filmmaking classes at the Montclair Art Museum and their works will be shown during the upcoming Montclair Film Festival, April 28-May 4. For more information, visit www.montclairfilmfest.org

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