The Erics bring Hollywood glamour to ‘Stoga

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Article by Jerry Zhu, News Editor
Photos by Neil Goldenthal, Staff Reporter

Spotlights waltzed through the auditorium as a deafening medley of movie soundtracks trumpeted through the speakers. In a scene reminiscent of The Oscars, student filmmakers and their peers sat in frenzied anticipation of the inauguration of The Erics.

On Friday, Jan. 15, junior Eric Lindsay hosted Conestoga’s first student-run film festival in the auditorium. Celebrating the accomplishments of his peers, Lindsay, a student in Advanced TV, drew inspiration from The Oscars and the Greenfield Youth Film Festival in the conception of the event.

“After watching some good movies that were being nominated, I thought it would be good to do a film fest for the class. It would be a fun thing to do before midterms and would keep spirits high,” Lindsay said.

With help from Advanced TV teacher Caitlin Wilson, Lindsay edited and planned the videos that were to be shown at the event, a process that he describes as “very collaborative.”

“It was a big class help, everyone pitched in,” Lindsay said. “Everyone was able to see their videos on the screen and everyone in class was able to win at something since it was ours.”

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A total of 11 awards were presented ranging from best cinematography and special effects to the Matt Balch Award for the movie that “brought the least to the table.” Nominations were organized by members of Advanced TV with voting held in class.

Senior Dahye Yoon, whose film “Emoji 2.0” won Best Picture, took part in the nomination process.

“The whole film festival took a couple major parts to plan for; nominating the people, voting for the people and the videos, making the video clips, finding people to present the awards, and getting the word out,” Yoon said.

Looking forward, Lindsay hopes to to hold similar events in the future.

“It would be great if we can make this an annual thing. It’s something I’m looking to do next year.”

To watch all of the films, check out the links below.


Best Supporting Actress

Mrs. Caneda, “Coming Out of the Coffin”

http://stogafilm.com/work?tag=sam%20caneda

Best Supporting Actor

Nick Yelesin, “Breaking Bread”

http://stogafilm.com/work?tag=nick%20yelesin

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Bruna Giampietro, “Emoji 2.0”

http://stogafilm.com/work?tag=bruna%20giampietro

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Alex Azar, “Breaking Bread”

http://stogafilm.com/work?tag=alex%20azar

Best Cinematography

“Breaking Bread”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBmJu-cQbPM

Best Special Effects

“InterTWOOS”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM307jkzT08

Charlie Brake Award for Best Score

Charlie Brake

http://stogafilm.com/work?tag=charlie%20brake

Matt Balch Award

“Mack’s Beard”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v5-gJdAy_U

Frazer Award

Alex Lee

http://stogafilm.com/work?tag=alex%20lee

Best Short Film

“Breaking Bread”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBmJu-cQbPM

Best Picture Award

“Emoji 2.0”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xncV7VwV3w

 

Jerry Zhu can be reached at [email protected].