One of the most enjoyable parts of the F3 the festival crew puts together is the High School Competition. A part of the festival since it’s very first year, this competition allows regional high school students to submit, have judged, and have their film screened during the Frederick Film Fest. It is an opportunity to have their film seen by their peers and their community, and a chance to see other filmmakers’ works as well.
Like the rest of the film festival, this year’s submissions were plentiful with the following seven films selected as finalists:
Immolation - Garrison Irwin and Gabriella Punturiero: Frederick County Career and Technology Center
Dead Awakening – Samuel Swanzy, Gustave Njapon, Iva Tchangalov, and Erin Gary: Seneca Valley High School
Girl in the Void- Bryan Morrison, Logan Barrick: Frederick County Career and Technology Center
Lanterns - Lexi Tauberman: Poolesville High School
Elixir - Jason Allison: Carter Center for the Arts and Technology
Mwiza - Samuel Swanzy, Gustave Njapon, Ivo Tchangalov, Erin Gary: Seneca Valley High School
Tabula Rasa – Garrison Irwin and Gabriella Punturiero: Frederick County Career and Technology Center
Thanks to everyone who submitted, be sure and come out and see some great film by some talented young filmmakers and cheer for your favorite.
- First place winner will win Sony’s Vegas Pro 13 (retail value $589) and free entry fee into the 2014 72 FilmFest which takes place in October.
- Second place filmmaker receives Sony’s Movie Studio Suite 13 software (retail value $140)
- Third place filmmaker receives Sony’s Movie Studio Platinum 13 (retail value $80)
The First Place winner will also receive a hand-crafted award from ceramic artist Cameron Petke.
This event is sponsored, and prizes provided by, Sony.