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Williston Film Festival Winners

Williston Northampton School held its 9th Annual Film Festival on May 12, fielding 60 entries from high schools across the Northeast. The winners were as follows:

  • Best Motion Picture: “Flick,” Brianna Zuniga, Walnut Hill School
  • Best Editing: “Half Full, Trailer,” Luke Pinkham, Northampton High School
  • Best Screenplay: “Frankpa,” Georgina Cahill, Sacred Heart Greenwich
  • Best Documentary: “Chasing Sharks,” Jessie Swindel, Governor’s Academy
  • Most Creative: “Reach for Me (Thisbedottie),” Lexi Paulin , Easthampton High School
  • Best Music Video: Lucy Singleton Northampton High School
  • Best PSA: “Sexual Assault PSA,” Jada Goodrich, Williston Northampton School
  • Best Cinematography: “Sketch,” Carter Kratkiewicz, Concord Academy
  • Best Williston Film: “Toxic,” Verdi Degby, Williston Northampton School

The films were evaluated by a panel of judges: Director/Editor Jared Skolnick of Skolnick Films, Director/Editor Bob Savage of Dead Henchman Productions, and Producer/Director Bill Coughlin of Tohubohu Productions.

9th Williston Film Festival Ready for Its Close Up

2014_Winter_Norton_FilmCrew_Film_308x260Calling all filmmakers! The 9th Annual Williston Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 12 in the Reed Campus Center, and entries are due May 10. Organizers have invited submissions from 65 high schools all over the Northeast. Williston students may enter this year’s special category for Best Williston Film, and first prize is a $50 gift card to Tandem Bagel Company.

Student films can be shot using a digital camera, a phone, or an old-school film video camera. Find information on how to enter, as well as submission guidelines, here, or contact Mr. Hing with any questions.