Congratulations to Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy. Holly's film Lucky Pin was chosen as the Grand Prize winner of the 2015 Arizona Student Film Festival. Holly not only took home a cool trophy, but she also receives a $1,000 scholarship to the school of her choice from the Phoenix Film Foundation. But Holly wasn't the only big winner. We had an awesome screening at the Harkins 101 on Saturday, March 28 as part of the Phoenix Film Festival where all 20 selected films were shown. Prizes were given out for the top 3 films in each category -- grade school and high school. Here is a list of our winners:
2015 AZ Student Film Festival High School Division
Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy
After finding a pin on the ground, a young woman uses it to track her daughter's life in photographs, also tracking the love and tragedy that follows it.
Nina Nandin from Metropolitan Arts Institute
A poetic, aquatic nightmare.
Daniela Mock-Zubia from Metropolitan Arts Institute
Don't look now.
2015 AZ Student Film Festival Grade School/Middle School Division
Alyssa Bartlett from Wigwam Creek Middle School
Herbert the Killer Kitten
Two boys, Billy and Freddie, must save New York from a giant kitten created by radioactive cat litter.
Isaiahs Rivera from Wigwam Creek Middle School
The Candy Dealer
Candy has been outlawed from Wigwam Creek Middle School. So a student takes it upon himself to ensure that students can still get candy but at a price. Other students are trying to track down the candy dealer. Will they be successful or will inside help interfere?
Sarah Jordan from Wigwam Creek Middle School
The Attack of Scorpazilla
With the help of his assistant, the evil scientist Dr. Poor creates a monster named Scorpazilla. With Scorpazilla on the loose, no one is safe! Can scientist Marie Curie and Super Nuke defeat Scorpazilla before the city is ruined?
The complete list of finalists can be found here. Thank you to all of our talented student filmmakers! And while the 2015 Arizona Student Film Festival is in the books, the 2016 competition is just around the corner. Stay tuned for submissions to open for next year's festival!