1st Place  – Adult-ish – Alec Martin – Madison, MS

2nd – Place – Serious – Preston Booth – Starkville, MS

3rd Place – Speaking Thoughts  Hancock High School – Diamondhead, MS

Audience Award – Speaking Thoughts – Hancock High School – Diamondhead, MS

The Casey Spradling Mississippi High School Best Student Award – A Taste Sherry – Isabella Kinder – Grenada, MS

Instructor Morgan Cutturini and the Itawmaba Comminty College Film Club of ICC was presented an “Honorable Mention Award” for their film Milk Chocolate and the direction the college has moved in expanding additional film courses to the college scheduled for the upcoming semester.  Congrats to Itawamba Community College and the work they are doing to support film!

The 2015 competition was held Saturday, April 18th at the Malco Theatre – Tupelo Commons in Tupelo, MS.  We welcomed competing filmmakers Rebecca Koehler from Cleveland, MS; Isabell Kinder from Grenada, MS; Sierre Anton from Diamondhead, MS; Alec Martin from Madison, MS; the ACCS Team from Natchez, MS; Preston Booth from Stakville, MS; Laura Lee Hicks from Steens, MS and Christian Bean from Tupelo, MS.

All films submitted were judged by Don Tingle, Huntsville, AL; Max Shores – Tuscaloosa, AL and Philip Gentile – Hattiesburg, MS.

ICC representatives and students attended the competition and the students screened their first film as a group partially due to the encouragement and support of the contribution one of the Tupelo Film Festival’s alumni filmmaker’s, Kat Phillips, made last year.

Awards and cash prizes were awarded at the end of the event and students had an opportunity to meet visiting filmmakers throughout the day and attend workshops and special events.  Students competed this year in the below genres.

Categories:

  • Short
  • Documentary
  • Animation
  • Commercial

And the 2015 Competing Filmmakers were…

Rebecca

KOSSMAN’S, INC. CAR COMMERCIAL

– presented by Rebecca Koehler – Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science – A Kossman’s, Inc. car expresses its reliability and versatility as it goes from center stage to backstage. Cleveland, MS – 30 seconds (Commercial)

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DAMPED OSCILLATING MOTION

– presented by Rebecca Koehler – Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science -An exploration of the various types of damped oscillating motion in the context of spring-mass systems through different fluids. Cleveland, MS – 2 minutes, 56 seconds (Short)

Kinder.

A TASTE OF SHERRY

– presented by Isabella Kinder – Lion Heart Academy – Sherry has just returned from a trip to France, only to find that certain things have changed.  When she hears on the radio that a storm is brewing, she goes to warn her boyfriend, Claude, but gets a surprise instead. – Grenada, MS – 7 minutes, 40 seconds (Short)

 Speaking Thoughts

SPEAKING THOUGHTS

– presented by Hancock High School Video Production Club – Hancock High School  – A girl who can’t help but speak her mind gets a taste of her own medicine.  She then decides she should be herself, and finds another person who too identifies with her hardships. – Diamondhead, MS – 6 minutes, 33 seconds. (Short)

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“ADULT-ISH”

– presented by Alec Martin – Madison Central High – “It’s a long road to independence.” – Madison, MS – 5 minutes, 20 seconds – (Short)

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ACCS FOOTBALL “HYPE” FILM

– presented by ACCS Team – Adams County Christian School
– Adam County Christian School won the right to play for the state championship after 31 years.  The team lost in a tight battle, so our film and photography team crafted a short “pep” film to get the team and school psyched up for the 2015 season. – Natchez, MS – 1 minute, 22 seconds –  (Short)

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ACCS SALUTES VETERANS AND SOLDIERS

– presented by ACCS TeamAdams County Christian School hosts a military appreciation football game night every season.  Our student film team wanted to create a patriotic tribute to our men and women who have served and are serving in the military and use our new green screen technology in the film’s production. – Natchez, MS – 1 minute, 45 seconds – (Short)

 Jasmine

JASMINE MURRAY – MISS MISSISSIPPI (GRAND MARSHALL OF THE 2015 STARKVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE)

– presented by Preston Booth – Starkville High School –  A feature package to be inserted in the live broadcast of WOBV’s presentation of the 2015 Starkville Christmas Parade introducing the Grand Marshall of the parade, Miss Mississippi, Jasmne Murray. – Starkville, MS – 4 minutes, 28 seconds.  (Commercial)

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WORST CASE SCENARIO

– presented by Preston Booth – Starkville High School – A deal between thieves goes down exactly as you would expect as you encounter these bandits worst case scenario. – Starkville, MS – 5 minutes, 9 seconds (Short)

 Serious

SERIOUS

– presented by Preston Booth – Starkville High School -Dialogue is key but in-continuity is fun. – Starkville, MS – 1 minute, 33 seconds – (Short)

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CONSTITUTIONAL LITERACY PSA

– presented by Laura Leigh Hicks – Salt Homeschool – A 60 second commercial/PSA promoting constitutional literacy. – Steens, MS – 1 minute (Commercial)

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MHEA FILM FESTIVAL PROMO

– presented by Laura Leigh Hicks – 30 second commercial spot for the Mississippi Home Educators Association Film Festival (2014) – Steens, MS – 30 seconds – (Commercial)

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A KILL TO REMEMBER

– presented by Christian Bean – Tupelo High School – A man awakens to find he has killed his friend.  All may not be as it seems. – Tupelo, MS – 2 minutes, 37 seconds – (Short)

A Man and His Machine

A MAN AND HIS MACHINE

– presented by Christian Bean – Tupelo High School – A man spends his days on the computer.  Could love save him? – Tupelo, MS – 1 minute, 42 seconds – (Short)