Steve Van Zandt

Famed Jersey rocker and Springsteen sideman Steve Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) will host a film festival in Atlantic City this fall.

The festival, known as "Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries" will feature a series of films created by groups of high school students, with the focus being on the musical histories of the towns in which each student resides.

The concept was inspired by the HBO series "Sonic Highways," which aired in 2015 and featured Dave Grohl and the rest of Foo Fighters visiting a variety of American cities and exploring the musical backgrounds of each.

The festival will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center Oct. 23 and 24 during the NJSBA's annual workshop. The student filmmakers will be invited to participate in a Q&A session with those attending in addition to having their films screened.

In order to participate, groups of students must be in grades 9-11 and must submit film treatments by Monday, April 9. 

For more info on how to enter go to TeachRock.org/lesson/sonic-highways-hometown-documentaries/

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