Four CMS students who enrolled in our pop-up Music and Film class had their short films accepted into the inaugural Allentown Film Festival, which was held April 13-16, 2023.  Under the direction of our resident sound engineer, Joe Wagner, these students learned the basics of composing and recording film scores using the state-of-the-art audio and video recording studio at CMS.   

The following CMS student films had their world premieres at “The Family Films & K-12 Student Shorts Competition Finalists” section of the Festival, at 5:30 PM on Friday, April 14, at the 19th Street Theatre, 527 North 19th Street in Allentown:

City Storm (2 min) by Luke Song

Deceased (1 min) by Thibaut Zeltzman

Remember (2 min) by Tiffany Lyons

On Cloud Nine (1 min) by Caleb Diaz

The Festival’s judges awarded Caleb Diaz a $100 cash prize for his excellent entry, On Cloud Nine. Caleb attends Parkland High School, and he and his friends created the footage during a class trip to California. Be sure to click on the link to check out the film.

We congratulate Luke, Thibaut, Tiffany, and Caleb on their impressive artistic creations!

Pictured (L-R) Caleb Diaz, Tiffany Lyons, Thibaut Zeltzman, and teacher Joe Wagner during the Allentown Film Festival at Civic Theatre.  (Luke Song not pictured.)