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Student filmmakers vying for top prize at Headwaters Film Festival

More than a dozen student filmmakers are vying for the top prize Bemidji State University’s second annual Headwaters Film Festival, April 11-12.

Thirteen student filmmakers from schools across the United States — and one from Spain — have submitted 14 works for consideration at the festival’s Student FilmFest, which will award a $500 top prize. The films cover a broad variety of genres, including documentary, narrative, silent musicals and experimental animation. In addition to being screened at the festival, the films also will be broadcast on BSU’s student-run television station, KBSU-TV.

Student FilmFest submissions must have been completed no earlier than March 2013. In addition to the $500 grand prize, there is a $250 second prize and two $125 awards for third prize and people’s choice. There also will be a Jury’s Special Award.

Dr. Virgil Bakken, associate professor of mass communication; (218) 755-3370
Angie Gora, BSU director of summer programs; (218) 755-2851

Headwaters Film Festival Student FilmFest participants

Bemidji | 56601 | Emma Li, Bemidji State University; “Our Northern Minnesota Experience”

Cologue | 55322 | Maria Forsythe, Minneapolis College of Art & Design; “Within”
Duluth | 55806 | Jessica Prihoda, University of Wisconsin-Superior; “Painting the Community: A Portrait of Jeredt Runions”
Minneapolis | 55403 | Josh Mathison, Minneapolis Community & Technical College; “Family Business”
Minneapolis | 55405 | Stefanie Toftey, Minneapolis Community & Technical College; “Chute Through the Heart”
Minneapolis | 55408 | Tammara Melloy, Minneapolis Community & Technical College; “Bringing It All Back Home”
Minneapolis | 55414 | Shelby Miner, University of Minnesota; “A Girl Worth Baking For”
Minneapolis | 55417 | Nathan Hastings, University of Minnesota; “How People Talked in the 1940s”
Rochester | 55902 | Aaron Potter, Potter Homeschool; “Letters and a Rose”

Los Angeles | 90019 | Sungho Ahn, University of Southern California; “Oh Baby! Baby?”

Iowa City | 52246 | Timothy-David Orme, University of Iowa; “A Wrinkle in Tim” and “Afterlight”

Raleigh | 27613 | Tiffany Stephenson, University of North Carolina-Greensboro; “The Secrets of Lemur Lane”

Martin Alvaro, University of Salamarca Valladolid, “Stockholm”

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