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…

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.  

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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?