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Students Participate in Campus Movie Fest

Fri, 18 December, 2020 at 4:17 pm

This December, for the fourth year in a row, students from Cañada College have won top honors in the national Campus Movie Fest film festival and competition.  Three of the College’s films won national awards.

This year’s Digital Art & Animation program film, Viawas produced in a week by a team of 10 students: Ivy Wooldridge (who also directed the short), Brooke Muschott (producer), Ciaran Burke, Elizabeth Birdwell, Heather Theroff, Sierra Sholes, Tabitha Liu, Galen Soleimanipour, Timmy Rachman, and Veronica Plante. The film features a variety of styles and techniques including puppetry and stop-motion animation. “Via” was selected as one of the National Top 20 Films for the November Campus Movie Fest competition, and also won the Silver Tripod award for animation. With these distinctions, the film will move on to the final competition for all national award winners at the Terminus Film Festival and Conference in June 2021. 

In addition to Digital Art & Animation’s team of filmmakers, Student Body President, Adrian Afif, and Senator-at-Large for Concurrent Enrollment and Middle College, Mari Managadze, both took home national Jury Awards for their live action films “The GameandYou Draw Me In.  Adrian’s “The Game” also won Campus Movie Fest’s national Best Acting Award and Best Story Award; placing Cañada College as one of the top- placing colleges in the national competition this semester.

Cañada College continues to be the only community college to sponsor this event, and it always proves to be a major opportunity for Cañada students, college and programs to shine. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding achievements!

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