By Jase Brandt Sterling, KS – April 29, 2018, 2:54 P.M.
On Friday night, April 27, the Sterling College Communication & Media Arts department put on their annual Warriors Film Festival in Culbertson Auditorium. Twenty-two submissions were made by both college and high school students alike in four categories: Under 3 Minutes, Under 5 Minutes, Noir, and Made With Cellphone.
The event started at 7 and was hosted by sophomore Theseus Anderson and freshman Briseyda Ponce. Outside of emceeing for the event, both them participated in the productions in some of the presented films.
The selections for the best films in each of their respective categories were determined by those who attended the film festival through a series of online surveys. For each category, there were three awards: Best Film, 1st-Runnerup and 2nd-Runnerup as well as the Best Overall film spanning all four categories.
Sterling College senior Andrew Stansbury won Best Film in the Under 3 Minutes category for his film What You Can’t See, saying, “the craziest thing about this, is the film that I made…[the] entire thing in a single day…[and] it was all [done by myself.] It was spring break and I was like, ‘OK. I haven’t done any filming all semester. Let’s do something.’…It’s still kind of crazy…that I won.”
Isabella Footh won the 1st-Runnerup Award for her film The Stool, saying, “I did not expect that at all… I was literally like… ‘There’s a stool. Let’s use that…’ and so I decided to do that…[It] was fun.”
List of entries:
(Entries that are underlined denote that it won Best Film in their respective category.)
Under 3 Minutes
Blade of Dishonor by Andrew Stansbury
Enigma by Katie O’Brien
Kindness is Key by Daisy Raburn
Sticky Notes by Emma Reif & Sage Martinez
The Stool by Isabelle Footh
Wasted Time by Keyshawn McMahon
What You Can’t See by Andrew Stansbury
Under 5 Minutes
Alone by John Leslie & Summer Snow
Every Last Drop by Aaron Crawford, Dylan Carrier, & Payton Steiner
Funk Fuzz: The Reprise by Aaron Crawford & Peyton Steiner
A Squirrely First Date by Hannah Abbate
Trial by Fire by Bryson Brownlee
Black & White by Brent Riffel & Sarah Walker
Burbank Street Clothes by Payron Steiner
Made With Cellphone
Blanket Monsters Have Dinner by Landon Rhoadarmer
BMOC by Luke Harding & Zoe Miller
Both Sides by Darren Porche & Kwame Sexton
The Last at Bat by Hannah Abbate
Late by Isabelle Footh
Little Did You Know by Briseyda Ponce & Jordan Dye
McCreepy by Patti Delgadillo
-2+1 by Katie O’Brien
The Sterling College Communication & Media Arts department would like to thank all those who participated in the event and came out to support it and the individuals involved.