On April 18, 2011, red carpet, popcorn, and paparazzi welcomed around 900 audience members to Maranatha Hall for what has become one of the most celebrated traditions of the Department of Communication—the Five16 Film Festival.
The 2012 Five16 Film Festival returns on Monday, April 16, 2012!
Named for Matthew 5:16, the festival showcases the work of NWC student filmmakers in the categories of comedy, drama, music video and animation. Student films were judged by Northwestern faculty, alumni and film professionals from around the country.
The winners of the 2011 Five16 Film Festival Awards:
- Best Comedy: Art Appreciation by Laura Hoffman ’11
- Best Music Video: Like It by Erin McGregor ’11, Derek Holt ’11 and Holly Aunan ’13
- Best Animation: Nuts About You! by Lauren Krieger ’11
- Best Drama: Belong by Micah Murray ’11
- Best Actress: Lydia Russell ’11 in Ring (In the New Year)
- Best Actor: Joe Kroll ’12 in For Display Only
The most coveted prize in the festival, “Audience Choice,” went to Belong by Micah Murray ’11. His prize included an opportunity to meet with director/writer/producer Daniel Green, whose credits include ER, The Sopranos and The West Wing.
Phil Baur ’11, a member of the NWC Productions executive staff for the festival said, “In the past, video projects were only shown in classes and then they went to die on YouTube. Now we have this wonderful venue.”
Ann Sorenson, associate professor of communication and advisor for the film festival, said, “It is a blessing to see our student filmmakers grow in the art and craft of filmmaking. We are humbled by the audience’s response and grateful for the college community who came out to support this event.”
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