List of finalists and winners screened at the Festival
The Public Screening and Awards Presentation of the 21st Annual Maine Student Film and Video Festival will be held Saturday, July 11, 1998, at 10AM at Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME. The screening is free and open to the public. This screening of finalist and winning movies is held in conjunction with the Maine International Film Festival.
MSFVF which is open to Maine residents 19 years of age and younger, received 26 entries from students in grades K - 12 representing all parts of Maine. The movies submitted to the Festival are judged on the basis of originality, content, style, and technique. Movies are reviewed by categories: Pre-Teen Division, grades K - 6; Junior Division, grades 7 - 9; and Senior Division, grades 10 - 12.
This year 2 Grand Prize winners were selected from the Senior Division. They are Seth Aylmer of Union and James Cole of Windham. Seth Aylmer is the recipient of a scholarship to the International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport. An excerpt from his film Pandemonium Spurs will be shown on July 11. The IFTVW scholarship is worth $1400 for a two week course for young filmmakers held this summer. James Cole's film, Jekyll, has been honored by being selected for screening as part of the Maine International Film Festival on Tuesday, July 14 at 3PM at Railroad Square Cinema. An excerpt from Jekyll will be shown at the July 11 Awards Presentation. Cole was the grand prize winner in last year's MSFVF and the IFTVW scholarship recipient for 1997.
Judges for the 21st Festival were: Suzanne Goulet, art teacher, Waterville High School, Waterville; Stu Silverstein, co-owner Railroad Square Cinema, owner Grand Central Cafe, and filmmaker, Waterville; Cathy Tower, past Maine Student Film & Video Festival winner, and 4th grade teacher, Fairmount School, Bangor. The Festival's director is Huey, an independent filmmaker and member of the Maine Touring Artists Program from Portland.
Finalists and winners screened at the 1998 MSFVF
The complete listing of movies being screened at the 21st Annual Maine Student Film & Video Festival's Public Screening and Awards Presentation July 11, 1998 at 10AM at the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, Maine is as follows:Pre-Teen Division (Grades K-6)
- Hungry Tomato, 1 minute
Hannah Kelley, Samantha Turner, Jamie Bourassa, Soule School, Freeport
- Hot Rock, 1 minute
Trevor Donohue, Ryan Tate, Soule School, Freeport
- Flea Circus, 1 minute
Dan Bly, Matthew Puffer, Matt Griffin-Shinberg, Soule School, Freeport
- All Different, All American, 4 minutes Mrs. Fitch's Multi-Age Class, Turner Elementary School, Turner
Junior Division ( Grades 7 - 9)
FinalistSenior Division (Grades 10-12)
- The Captain, 1 minute
Irene Coleman, Lincoln Middle School, Portland
- Our Dances, 28 minutes (excerpt)
Tiana Vermette, David Sapiel, Indian Island School, Penobscot Nation, Indian Island
- After the Storm, 10 minutes (excerpt)
Aaron Duffey, Independent, Gorham
- Think Thought, 6.5 minutes (excerpt)
Tim Delahanty, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro
- Calm Before The Storm: The Black Death, 9 minutes (excerpt)
John Clisham, Becca Doe, Hampden Academy, Hampden
- Jacob's Ladder, 1.5 minutes
Matthew Rasmussen, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro
- Falmouth High School Yearbook, 19.5 minutes (excerpt)
Jim Isler, Tom Isler, Falmouth High School, Falmouth
Grand Prize Winners
- Pandemonium Spurs, 29 minutes (excerpt)
Seth Aylmer, Independent, Union
Recipient of a Scholarship to International Film and Television Workshops, Rockport
- Jekyll, 1 hour 13 minutes (excerpt)
James Cole, Independent, Windham
Selected for Screening at the Maine International Film Festival, July 14, at 3PM, Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville. Cole will introduce his movie.