Friday, April 12, 2013
Hathaway Brown School * 19600 North Park Blvd. * Shaker HeightsOpen to high school students throughout Northeast Ohio, iMagine Film Festival 2013 is made possible by Hathaway Brown's Edna Dawley Strnad '42 Fellowships in Creativity Program. It is being organized by HB senior Maddie Stambler.
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1st Place-“Larry” by Antonio Harper (Cleveland Heights High School)
2nd Place-“A Jerk in the Hallway” by Russell Davis (Aurora High School)
Honorable Mention-“Marty” by Geoffrey James (University School)
1st Place - “Placebo” by Parker Maimbourg (Orange High School)
2nd Place -“Jack and the Bean Stalk” by Charles Hervey (Vermilion High School)
Honorable Mention-“The Midnight Man” by James Ingalls (St. Ignatius High School)
1st Place-“Stars Align” by Dani Venen (Mentor High School)
2nd Place-“Can’t You Tell” by Maria Alvarez (Beachwood High School)
Honorable Mention-“Letter to New York” by Caitlyn Frohring (Hathaway Brown)
1st Place-“The Empty Ring” by Kevin Zingalis (St. Edward High School)
2nd Place-“Cold Storage” by Alex Tomoff (St. Edward High School)
Honorable Mention-“Best Served Cold” by Joseph Conroy (St. Edward High School)
The iMagine Film Festival was created to provide Northeast Ohio high school filmmakers a venue to show their original films and receive constructive feedback from local industry professionals. The festival will take place Friday, April 12th, 2013 from 7 to 9 pm at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights. Registration will be open and submissions will be accepted from February 4th through March 31st. This is Hathaway Brown’s second time hosting this event.
As an aspiring filmmaker, I have found few opportunities in the area for high school students to share their films, so I decided to do something about it. HB offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to pursue an independent study in an area of their choice through a program called The Edna Dawley Strnad Fellowships in Creativity. At the end of my sophomore, through this program, I was awarded the opportunity to create Hathaway Brown's first film festival. Last years festival proved to be a success, and this year I am planning to make the festival bigger and better. While most film contests simply award prizes to the winners, I have created a festival where participants are not only acknowledged for their efforts, but also given personal feedback from a professional panel of judges.
My name is Maddie Stambler and I am a senior at Hathaway Brown School. I will be attending Duke University next fall and I plan on majoring in Visual and Media Studies.
I have been passionate about film since the age of seven when I began creating movies with my sister. I have pursued this passion throughout my years in high school. Two summers ago I attended the New York Film Academy summer program in Orlando, Florida. I had the opportunity to work with industry professionals and learn more about the world of filmmaking and create two short films on Disney’s Hollywood Studios Backlot. When I returned home, I participated in the 48 Hour Film Project and I have continued my work in film during the school year as the Online Video Editor for my school’s newspaper, The Review. This past summer I attended a month long arts program at the University of Pennsylvania where I worked with Penn film professors to write, direct, film, and edit two short films of my own.
My goal in creating this festival is to not only provide young filmmakers with the opportunity to show their work, but also provide each participant with constructive feedback from industry professionals. My hope is that the educational nature of this festival will allow each student to grow as a filmmaker.
- All films must be created by students in grades 9 through 12 in the Northeast, OH area.
- Films are to be no longer than 15 minutes and no shorter than 10 seconds.
- Submitted films must be original works and are required to have clearances for music or other copyrighted material featured in the project. Films containing copyrighted material used without permission will not be eligible for screening at the festival.
- Films will be accepted in four different categories. Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Miscellaneous (stop motion, music video, etc.).
- Films submitted to the festival will be previewed and scored by the judges prior to the event.
- Films will be judged on originality, cinematic storytelling and technical execution.
- By submitting your original film to the iMagine Film Festival you are granting Hathaway Brown School permission to use your film or parts thereof for promotional purposes.
- All participants are expected to attend the festival.
When you register, if your film is complete please upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the link into the space on the registration page. Then, visit www.wetransfer.com and send the film’s file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your film is NOT complete yet, register anyway, but email the YouTube or Vimeo link to email@example.com when you have finished it. Then, send the film’s file to the same email address.
Registration and Submission: February 4 - March 31
Festival date: April 12, 2013