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Student Film Festival a Big Success

May 14, 2010

Spring 2010 Student Film Festival and AwardsLook out Cannes and Hollywood! Pacific's Film Studies Program held a two-night Student Film Festival and awards presentation, unleashing a torrent of talent from students of the Introduction to Film Production and Advanced Film Production classes.

The event took place on campus in the newly renamed Janet Leigh Theatre on May 10-11, 2010. Nearly 250 people attended, which was a highly successful turnout, especially considering it was a weeknight event during finals week.

Altogether, 32 student films were screened. Pacific's CineCat Awards were given out for various categories, as listed below.

The Student Film Festival was organized by Dr. Patti McCarthy, who teaches the film production classes and has a wealth of experience in the film industry. She received support from Technology Specialist Kevin Hogan (School of Education); Drs. Eric Sonstroem and John Lessard (English); Tom Connor, Audio Visual Specialist for ASUOP; emeritus Larry Meredith (Religious & Classical Studies); and student assistant, Melanie Hash, who all helped to make the festival a big success.

Feeling creative? Students can submit entries for the campus-wide Student Film Festival in fall 2010. You do not have to be enrolled in a Film Studies course to enter the fall event. Contact Email Link Dr. Patti McCarthy for more information.

From left: Emily Heller, Sawyer James, Andy Crete, Dr. Patti McCarthy, Melanie Hash, Caroline Taylor, Michael Mugar
From left: Emily Heller, Sawyer James, Andy Crete, Dr. Patti McCarthy, Melanie Hash, Caroline
Taylor, Michael Mugar

Advanced Film Production (Screenings May 11)

Award Film Student
        
Best Picture: Film 197 Caroline Taylor
Best Director: Necessary Evil Andy Crete
Best Screenplay: Film 197 Caroline Taylor
Best Editing: Project Die-Wrekt I Andy Crete
Best Cinematography: Bottled Sanity-in Portuguese Sawyer James
Best Actor: Necessary Evil Kyle Gundlach
Best Actress: Film 197 Emily Heller
Best Supporting Actress: The Corner Kathryn Enlow
Best Supporting Actor: Film 197/Mikey's Hard Lemonade Michael Mugar
Best Sound: Bottled Sanity-in Portuguese Sawyer James

Introductory Film Production (Screenings May 10)

Award Film Student
        
Best Picture: A Sinner's Redemption Pratik Pathapati
Best Director: The Corner Alex Ruano
Best Screenplay: Stoned, Armed & Slightly Dangerous Fiona Grover & Shauna Busby
Best Editing: Sea-Gull AD Hayden
Best Cinematography: The Other Day Raymond P. Napuli
Best Actor: The Corner Randall Enlow
Best Actress: Sea-Gull Caitlin Keskeys