The following student films will be competing in the Student Film Competition Finals on Saturday April 6th, 2013. Each of these films will be competing for the “Best Student Film in Festival” award which will be given away at the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony Saturday night.
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Analogous – 4 minutes, 30 seconds – by Callee Thompson and Rocnely Zapata of Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. Analogous (adj): Similar in function, but having different evolutionary origins, as the wings for a butterfly and the wings of a bird. This is an experimental look at how alike we really are. Best in Show at the 2012 NH High School Film Festival; shown at the NH Film Festival and Somewhat North of Boston Festival. 2012
Dream Big, She Did – 6 minutes – It was a struggle, but great things came out of it and there are more to come is the message of this short film by Edward Little High School student Lilly Linscott in this loving tribute to her sister, Rebecca. (Oct. 2012)
The End – 7 mins, 42 seconds – A male teen in pursuit of success is kidnapped and brainwashed of emotion by what claims to be an educational institution. This film is created by Lewiston resident Amber Thibault, a student at Ithaca College. (Dec 2012)
The Road Back – 32 minutes, 30 seconds – by Faith Bishop of Hermon High School, executive produced by Bangor-based Acadia Hospital and facilitated through Project AWARE, a Saco, Maine based youth empowerment organization that specializes in the use of video to involve and educate young people. The film was designed to inform youth and adults about the realities of living with a mental illness, with the ultimate goal of decreasing stigma and increasing access to professional help in a timely manner. 2012
Two Seconds – 23 minutes, 40 seconds — by Hannah Langley of Thornton Academy and Project AWARE, a Saco, Maine based youth empowerment organization that specializes in the use of video to involve and educate young people, in collaboration with the Family Planning Association. The movie tells the story of three teens struggling with relationship and sexual health issues. The title of the film, Two Seconds, refers to how quickly a person’s life can change when certain decisions are made – often at the spur of the moment and with little thought about the possible consequences. Two Seconds also symbolizes that moment when a person decides to make a healthy change that improves his or her well-being.
Until I Open My Eyes – 3 mins, 26 seconds – Freeport student Alec Salisbury, with assistance from Daniel Sinclair, created a music video for local artist Kalie Shorr’s song “Until I Open My Eyes.” (Dec. 2012)
Waking Up – 41 minutes – This film from the Sanford High School Film Clubs is a story about how a fun time becomes a terrifying close call; a teenage girl must figure out who her real friends are, and whether or not she should trust her inner voice. (Nov. 2012)
While these films did not make it to the final round, we did want to share them with you as part of the Student Film Competition and they will also be shown on April 6.
Just My Imagination — 3 minutes, 25 seconds — by Nurbu Sherpa, as part of the Fryeburg Academy Film Workshop, under the direction of Mike Dana. 2012
Homeless Youth in Lewiston…Who They Are & What Can You Do? – 40 mins – Created by the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council, this documentary defines the problem of homeless children and teens by talking to experts and homeless teens and looks at ways to help this sometimes hidden issue. (Jan 2013)
Northeast Archaeology, Molly Ockett Dig 2012 – 3 minutes, 36 seconds – by Logan Gerchman, as part of the Fryeburg Academy Film Workshop, under the direction of Mike Dana. This is a look into the archeological dig performed by Northeast Archeology at Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg, Maine. It was required by the state before work can start on a new Elementary School to be built on the site. 2012
Over Censored – 3 mins 35 seconds — ELHS sophomore Meggie Wise describes her film as one about art censorship, and art expression. Taken solely from the opinion of others, it dives into the roots of censorship and needs for expression, and Features the opinion of Judy Taylor, the maker of the Maine Labor Mural, and a previous member of a secret art organization. (2012)