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What a great show!

[STARTFEST] screened the best 26 high school and college student films in the state!

 

WHEN:  June 7th from 7pm to 11pm

WHERE:  Athens Theater  (124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand) map it

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The results are in…

What a great show! High school and college students from across the state attended our inaugural event and boy was it a lot of fun! Congratulations to all of our finalists, we look forward to seeing your submissions for [STARTFEST] ’14!

 

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Quick Recap

[STARTFEST] ’13 

June 7th 2013 

Athens Theater 

 

Best Picture Overall 

Spirit of Florida State – 92.4

Zachary Johnson John Wikstrom

Florida State University

 

Speculum – 89.2

Kris Truini

Full Sail University

 

My Pleasure – 81.4

TJ Gaskill

Dr. Phillips High School

 

Inside the Program – 76.8 (tie)

Josh Lane

University of Florida

 

Film Fest: We Could Do This In Sanford – 76.8 (tie)

David Kuskie

Full Sail University

 

Best Picture – College

Spirit of Florida State – 92.4

Zachary Johnson John Wikstrom

Florida State University

 

Speculum – 89.2

Kris Truini

Full Sail University

 

Film Fest: We Could Do This In Sanford – 76.8 (tie)

David Kuskie

Full Sail University

 

Inside the Program – 76.8 (tie)

Josh Lane

University of Florida

 

La Piedra – 70.8

Wesley Rodriguez

University of Florida

 

Best Picture – High School

My Pleasure – 81.4

TJ Gaskill

Dr. Phillips High School

 

The SLENDER Experience – 76.4

Nick Flamand

Dr. Phillips High School

 

Silence of a Twisted Mind – 75.8

Nick Flamand

Dr. Phillips High School

 

Character Keys 2012 – 70.4

Amelia Langston Cameron Lynah

Oviedo High School

 

Best Storytelling – College

Spirit of Florida State – 54.6

Zachary Johnson John Wikstrom

Florida State University

 

Speculum – 53.4

Kris Truini

Full Sail University

 

Inside the Program – 45

Josh Lane

University of Florida

 

Film Fest: We Could Do This In Sanford – 44.4

David Kuskie

Full Sail University

 

Best Storytelling – High School 

My Pleasure – 47.4

TJ Gaskill

Dr. Phillips High School

 

The SLENDER Experience – 46.8

Nick Flamand

Dr. Phillips High School

 

Silence of a Twisted Mind – 45.2

Nick Flamand

Dr. Phillips High School

 

Character Keys 2012 – 43.2

Amelia Langston Cameron Lynah

Oviedo High School

 

Best Production Value – College

Spirit of Florida State – 37.8

Zachary Johnson John Wikstrom

Florida State University

 

Speculum – 35.8

Kris Truini

Full Sail University

 

Film Fest: We Could Do This In Sanford – 32.4

David Kuskie

Full Sail University

 

Inside the Program – 31.8

Josh Lane

University of Florida

 

Best Production Value – High School

My Pleasure – 34

TJ Gaskill

Dr. Phillips High School

 

Silence of a Twisted Mind – 30.6

Nick Flamand

Dr. Phillips High School

 

The SLENDER Experience – 29.6

Nick Flamand

Dr. Phillips High School

 

A Hero’s Hero – 28

Logan Czyzewski

Dr. Phillips High School

 

Audience Award 

The Making of “Attack of the Amphibimen”

Rachel Wang

Oviedo High School

 

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And the finalists are…

(in random order)

 

la_piedra

 

“La Piedra”

Directed by Wesley Rodriguez

University of Florida

Narrative Short

 

Spanish for “The Rock,” is a story of two best friends who’s lives dramatically change after a turn of events. Rock, Paper, Scissor. One will win, one will lose. “It’s all about a number, one number, 1, synchronicity”

 

silence

 

“Silence of a Twisted Mind”

Directed by Nick Flamand

Dr. Phillips High School

Narrative Short

 

Things don’t seem as they appear in this normal office one night!

 

distracted

 

“Toyota Distracted Driving contest 2013”

Directed by Tijana Tanaskovic

Winter Springs High School

Narrative Short

 

 Promoting safe driving. An interview with a girl who has been affected by a texting and driving accident.

 

speculum

 

“Speculum”

Directed by Kris Truini

Full Sail University

Narrative Short

 

Eyes are the reflection of a man’s soul. Sometimes darkness poisons our souls and stains our heart with hopelessness and depression. A man can have every excuse to end his life but never a reason. Our minds are fragile and the lack of hope and happiness can kill us so easily. This is what a young man must face in the hardest time of one’s average day: waking up in the morning and starting yet another day in this gray world.

 

garbage

 

“Anti-Garbage”

Directed by Kevin Mahoney

University High School

PSA

 

A PSA on why we should keep our school clean.

 

rfid

 

“EAM RFID Solutions”

Directed by Noah DeBonis

University of Miami

Documentary

 

A company develops new technology to expand their business.

 

one

 

“It Only Takes One”

Directed by Amelia Langston Cameron Lynah

Oviedo High School

Narrative Short

 

Based on the Seminole County Keys To Character against Teen abuse of relationships, drugs, and self image issues.

 

best

 

“Best Friends”

Directed by Neil Gershon

University of Miami

Narrative Short

 

Endearing meshugganah goes through the trials and tribulations of losing his best and only friend in the world.

 

fsu

 

“Spirit of Florida State”

Directed by Zachary Johnson John Wikstrom

Florida State University

PSA

 

Florida State University’s 2012 Institutional Message. Florida State’s iconic symbols, voted the best tradition in college football, represent the university’s values and reputation for respect, competition and commitment to overall excellence.

 

fences

 

“Soft Fences”

Directed by Liz Saluke

Florida State University

Documentary

 

“MANCC Residency: February 12 – 25, 2012. Charles Campbell, Angharad Davies, Gregory Waletski [performers], Elliott Durko Lynch [performer + sound designer], Kevin Obsatz

 

rewind

 

“Rewind”

Directed by Amelia Langston Cameron Lynah

Oviedo High School

Music Video

 

Dealing with a breakup and struggling with grades proves to be too much for this teen as he debates on falling into the trap of prescription drug abuse.

 

hero

 

“A Hero’s Hero”

Directed by Logan Czyzewski

Dr. Phillips High School

Documentary

 

A look at the realtionship between and father in a son. The father was a 20 year Army Veteran. The son played 18 years in Major League Baseball.

 

attack

 

“The Making of Attack of the Amphibimen

Directed by Rachel Wang

Oviedo High School

Documentary

 

A behind the scenes look at a student short film.

 

inside

 

“Inside the Program – Florida Men’s Lacrosse”

Directed by Josh Lane

University of Florida

Documentary

 

An all-access look inside the University of Florida Men’s club Lacrosse 2012 fall ball season. The documentary briefly visits the history of the program, the importance of fall ball, and a feature on Head Coach Ryan Winters. The film then takes you into the preparation leading up to the annual Florida/FSU fall game and along with the team on gameday of the great state rivalry.

 

pleasure

 

“My Pleasure”

Directed by TJ Gaskill

Dr. Phillips High School

Narrative Short

 

Late for work on a Sunday.

 

allen

 

“Oviedo High Schools Coach Allen Speech To The Seniors”

Directed by Cameron Lynah

Oviedo High School

Documentary

 

Oviedo is having one of the best football seasons they have ever had after a tough loss to Lincoln High school Coach allen has a few words for the team.

 

lifes

 

“Life’s Little Lessons”

Directed by Dhruv Patel Odalys Boccheciamp

Seminole State College

PSA

 

Ever heard of the saying, “rules are meant to be broken”? Well, here are some rules that you might just want to follow.

 

myway

 

“I Was On My Way”

Directed by David Swinburne

Florida State University

Narrative Short

 

After a reclusive young man skips his medication for a day, a strange occurence causes him to go on an adventure outside the safety of his home.

 

girls_soccer

 

“Oviedo High Girls Soccer”

Directed by Cameron Lynah

Oviedo High School

Documentary

 

Oviedo high school has just pulled off a huge win against their cross town rival Hagerty and are headed for the state championship.

 

wekiva

 

“Paranormal Files”

Directed by Tanner Johns

Wekiva High School

Narrative Short

 

Is our school really haunted?

 

endured

 

“Endured”

Directed by Michael Hopkins

Vanguard High School

News Package

 

Junior at Vanguard High school, Michael Mitchell went through a hard year but he was able to fight through it with the help of football and his teammates.

 

every

 

“Every Student Has A Story – RJ Roque”

Directed by Amelia Langston

Oviedo High School

Documentary

 

A passionate teen tells about his love of dancing and how he uses it to empower others. RJ also tells about a movement he created to give support to those dealing with teen suicide and self harm in order to prevent and ultimately stop the issue.

 

jatte

 

“La Grande Jatte”

Directed by Kyle Reinberg

Home Schooled

Narrative Short

 

A chance encounter between a flower delivery boy and an older gentleman inspires a masterpiece.

 

penny

 

“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”

Directed by Amelia Langston

Oviedo High School

Narrative Short

 

Two students in detention become a bigger part of each other’s lives than they ever could have imagined.

 

slender

 

“The SLENDER Experience”

Directed by Nick Flamand

Dr. Phillips high School

Narrative Short

 

From the Hit game SLENDER, we now bring him to life!

 

fest

 

“Film Fest: We Could Do This In Sanford”

Directed by David Kuskie

Full Sail University

Documentary

 

A group of friends in the community of Sanford, Florida decide to share their love of film with the community and start a film festival.

 

 

How Did We Pick?

 

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