Six films show in bi-annual film festival

Kathryn Browne, Staff Writer

Francesca Peck and Anna McShane

Last night, the auditorium hosted a miniature film festival featuring six student-created films from the Film Studies classes. For the bi-annual film festival, each class picked the films that should be entered in the festival and the audience chose the winners. Winners were announced this morning and are as follows: “Blackmail” by Francesca Peck and Anna McShane won the “Grand Jury Prize” for best overall film and tied for the “Best Directing Award.” “Switched at Birth” by Ava Azadegan, Dasia Davenport, Louise Hurley, Hannah Haughey, and Berenice Meraz Barrera won the “Cinematography Award” and also tied for the “Best Directing Award.” “The Favor” by Peter Best, Jay Copland, Shannon Kraemer, and David Nelson won the “Screenwriting Award.” “Mic Drop” by Mack Nevells, Matt Racchini, and Deven Cao won the “Audience Award.”

Ava Azadegan, Dasia Davenport, Louise Hurley, Hannah Haughey and Berenice Meraz Barrera

“Cinematography Award” winner and co-winner of the “Best Directing Award” Dasia Davenport admitted that it took a lot of work for her group to win their awards. “With all the hard work it feels like its not going to be worth it and dumb, but after you see the final product and are able to see how everything came together it makes you feel very proud and accomplished,” Davenport said.