Student Film Festival is a hit

Tuesday, May 17th marked the date of SOAR’s 6th-Annual Student Film Festival, presenting a multitude of student-made films that covered a variety of genres and topics.

The film festival had a huge turnout, culminating in audience voting and awards, with the films being divided into several genres. Trailers and Comedy, the first category shown, featured a good number of short films including “Finding Amy,” by Park Street Entertainment, which ultimately won the award for Best Comedy.

Also shown were comedic shorts like “Psychopathic Beer’s Revenge” by senior Robbie Erickson, “Simon Grady,” yet another film by Park Street Entertainment which went on to win Best Picture overall (it was also the only animated feature shown), and “Godzilla Versus Gleeson,” a short trailer.

The Documentary and Art category featured several pieces of note as well, including a musical artistic piece entitled “Phronesis,” “Composition LV426,” by DJM, and the award winner for the Art category, “Daydream,” made by Jared Hail.

The last category was Music and Drama, which featured two other award winners. The dramatic piece “Roger,” created by Jesse Boutin, won multiple awards that night, both for best Drama, and the Audience Choice Award.

Each award winner at the film festival received gift cards to the Southern Oregon University Book Store, as well as other items. With such student creativity presented and well received, the 6th Annual Student Film Festival at SOU served as a perfect way to kick off the week’s SOAR symposium.

The event was hosted by SOAR chairs Paul Adalian and Deborah de Hofer, and was held in the Art Building’s Meese Auditorium.


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