2024 High School Film Festival

Location: Miracle Theater, 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

The annual DCIFF High School Competition is led by High School students themselves!

Meet the 2023 High School Competition Coordinators

John Monaco is a Sophomore Student at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in the Cinematic Arts Department. He is a graduate of the Tisch Future Filmmakers Workshop at New York University and is passionate with regard to all aspects of filmmaking. 

Phone Number: 571-305-3585

Email: MonacoJohn07@gmail.com

Maddy Waldman is excited to be working with fellow high schoolers who share the same passion for film as her. She is sixteen years old and a junior at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Maddy is incredibly in love with the art of film and the process of filmmaking and hope to someday inspire and move people all around the world with her films. 

Sa’kiya Nicholas is an 18 year old high school senior at Oxon Hill High School. She has an interest in the writing, directing, and cinematography aspects of filmmaking and aims to major in Film and Media Arts in college.

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