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BC student film earns nod in national competition

Filed in Archive, BCHS, Student Spotlight by on June 5, 2018

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Congratulations to student filmmakers Jack Amadon, Hunter Bardin, Vinny Caputo, Jack Kaiser, Jen Jack, Steve Kurdiozlek, Ian Myers and John Mattison, whose short film has earned a spot at the National Finals of the 10 Day Film Challenge in Philadelphia on Sunday, June 10. It is one of only 20 films from high schools worldwide to be considered for a top award at next weekend’s event.

The 10 Day Film Challenge is an intense exercise for aspiring filmmakers where they are given only 10 school days in which to create an original short film based on a strict set of requirements. These include the film’s genre, one required character, that character’s backstory, a required prop, and a line of dialogue that must be used within the film.

The BCHS project, entitled Antigonish, captured the Best Cinematography Award and finished third overall at the New York state 10 Day Film Challenge, earning it a spot at the national competition. The four-minute film was also nominated for Best Use of Sound, Best Music, Best Screenplay and Best Use of Line at the New York awards which were held May 16. You can view Antigonish and the other top student films on YouTube. (Note: The film is a thriller and features scenes that include blood which may not be suitable for young viewers.)

The work of the BC student filmmakers was one of more than 700 films created by students in 170 high schools across 25 states, eight countries and three continents.

Congratulations to these students and best of luck in Philadelphia!