Five Towns College Alum Wins New York International Film Festival Prize

Five Towns College Alum Wins New York International Film Festival Prize
Five Towns College alum Tony Dimaso wins "Best Short Film Director" at 2014 New York International Film Festival.

Five Towns College alum Tony DiMaso wins “Best Short Film Director” at 2014 New York International Film Festival.

Tony DiMaso, who just graduated from Five Towns College last year, has won the “Best Short Film Director” award in the 2014 New York City International Film Festival competition.

Titled “The Harbor Story,” DiMaso’s 27-minute film is a love story touched with tragedy about a young couple who meet in the ’70s, fall in love and then have to stay strong for each other after the woman in the relationship gets cancer.

DiMaso, who was enrolled in the college’s film/video program, says the plot idea came from “two very important people” in his life.

This is not the first time DiMaso has won acclaim for “The Harbor Story.” Last year, it earned the Audience Award at the YES Film Festival in Columbus, Indiana—and what’s equally impressive is that this evocative work is a silent film.

DiMaso credits the editing and cinematography skills he learned at Five Towns College for his cinematic prowess. All told, he’s submitted the film to 60 festivals around the country. Now he’s working on a sequel, which will include dialogue.

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