Chaminade Film Festival 2017

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The Chaminade Film Festival celebrated some of the best work of Chaminade’s filmmakers on Saturday, February 11. Twenty-seven finalists were selected from a record number of entries and showcased for an audience of more than 250 people in the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. These films were produced by students enrolled in film classes at Chaminade, and the festival itself represents only a sampling of more than 500 films that are produced annually by the students each year. All of the winning films and finalists have been posted to the Chaminade Film YouTube Channel. See them here:  http://www.youtube.com/c/ChaminadeFilmProgram

The evening concluded with an award ceremony to recognize the best film in each category and also the outstanding achievements in every part of the filmmaking process.

Best Short Short
SUNDAY
Created by Cole Hanson ’17

Best Visual Poem
SELF PORTRAIT
Created by Sarah Tang ’20

Best Documentary
LUCI
Created by Jack Oswald ’19

Best Comedy
SPELLBOUND
Produced by Jenna Perry ’17 with writer/director Cooper North, cinematographer Carter Williams ’18, editor Mike Mariano ’18, and primary cast Justin Thomas ’18, Andy Dyer ’18, and Louis Gerny ’18.

Best Drama
WHAT SHE THOUGHT
Written, directed, and edited by Isabelle Bryan ’17, with cinematographer Mark Alcasid ’17, and a crew and cast that included Dante Kargodorian ’17, Ariana Afradi ’17, Brendan Barlow ’18, Jenna Perry ’17, Colette Mendoza ’17, Cole Hanson ’17, Louis Gerny ’18, and  Alek Solter ’18.

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Outstanding Achievement: Original Concept
Aidan Hall ’19 for iSolated

Outstanding Achievement: Original Concept
Jareth Kirkham ’18 for Hot Dog Chase

Outstanding Achievement: Non-Dialogue Storytelling
Cherish Love by Sarah Tang ’20, Abe Eagle ’20, Jamal Huff ’17, Isaiah Richardson ’17, with primary actors Josh Thomas ’17, Isabella Romo ’19, and Blake Antzoulatos ’19.

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