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“Student Selects 2014” premieres Sept. 25

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See and celebrate the work of Arkansas’s next generation of filmmakers in “Student Selects : A Young Filmmakers Showcase 2014”! This annual event will highlight K-12 students’ creativity and talent on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. 

Featured films — which young filmmakers submitted for consideration in the spring — include:

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“Student Selects 2014: Episode One”

  • “Isolated” by Whitney Butler of Bryant High School
  • “A Film on Love” by Reed C. Carson of Fayetteville High School
  • “Escape” by Mina Addams of Low Key Arts
  • “Malevolence and Benevolence” by Samantha Rutherford of Lakeside High School
  • “The Moon” by Jasmine Castillo and Yuri Figuero of Springdale District TV
  • “Justified” by Andrew Lisle of Har-Ber High School
  • Thea Young Filmmaker Scholarship winner Whitney Butler interview

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“Student Selects 2014: Episode Two”

  • “Consequences” by Connor Leech of Bentonville High School
  • “The Little Treasure Chest” by homeschool student Ethan Robinson
  • “Facing Reality” by Nancy Aguiliar of Springdale High School
  • Thea Young Filmmaker Scholarship winner Conner Leach interview

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“Student Selects 2014: Episode Three”

  • “Planting Trees” by Damon McKinnis of Pulaski Academy
  • “Hermit” by Bailey Sanders of Lakeside High School
  • “Needed” by Grant Berrios of Siloam Springs High School
  • Thea Young Filmmaker Scholarship winner Damon McKinnis interview

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“Student Selects 2014: Episode Four”

  • “Searcy Plant Closings” by Dylan Rohr of Searcy High School
  • “A Blast to Remember” by Daniel Byrd of Fayetteville High School
  • “Suicide Awareness” by Whitney Butler of Bryant High School
  • “Black: An After Dark Skate Film” by Devon Gulati and Connor Leech of Bentonville High School
  • Thea Young Filmmaker Scholarship winner Dylan Rohr interview

All four episodes of “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase 2014” will air back-to-back on Thursday, Sept. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Then, each thirty-minute episode will repeat as part of AETN Arts Fridays at 6:30 p.m. over a period of four weeks, beginning Sept. 26.

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Films and video handiwork featured in “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase 2014” were submitted as part of the annual AETN Student Selects competition in the spring of this year. Students submit their films for consideration in April, and finalists are selected for participation in the LRFF Youth! portion of the Little Rock Film Festival. Outgoing seniors who submit their films may also compete for THEA Foundation scholarships in screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing.

This year’s THEA Foundation Scholarship winners, whose films and interviews are featured in the 2014 broadcast, are:

  • Screenwriting — Damon McKinnis, “Planting Trees”

“Planting Trees” follows a son awaiting information on the outcome of his father’s heart attack. He soon realizes how much his father means to him and how many of his father’s traits he’ll apply to his own life.

  • Directing — Connor Leech, “Consequences”

“Consequences” is a short drama about how drunk driving and is intended to prevent individuals from maintaining a detached mindset about the events that can occur when someone drinks and drives. “Consequences” also won Best Youth Film at the Little Rock Film Festival.

  • Cinematography — Whitney Butler, “Isolated”

“Isolated” follows a young girl who is being held captive by an unknown source. In her submission essay, Whitney said that the captivity is a metaphor for how the girl is isolated within her own mind.

  • Editing — Dylan Rohr, “Searcy Plant Closings”

This broadcast news segment covers the closing of the Kohler and Maytag plants in Searcy, and presents information that was not shared with the public, as well as the closings’ economic impact on the city.

 

To learn more about how you or young filmmakers you know can compete in the 2015 event, check out full details at aetn.org/studentselects.


TUNE IN:

“Students Selects: A Young Filmmakers Symposium 2014” Premiere

Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.


LEARN MORE:

AETN Student Selects — Events, About and Entry


WATCH AGAIN:

  • “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Symposium 2014” Episode One, Friday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.
  • “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Symposium 2014” Episode Two, Friday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
  • “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Symposium 2014” Episode Three, Friday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Symposium 2014” Episode Four, Friday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.