With entries from talented young filmmakers from across the state, choosing a select few for recognition, screening, Arkansas Historic Place Film Prizes and Thea Foundation Filmmaking Scholarships is no simple task. After a great deal of viewing impressive films and much deliberation, we’re proud to share a list of the 2018 winners, who were recognized earlier this month at the Student Selects Young Filmmakers Showcase.
2018 Student Selects Thea Foundation Filmmaking Scholarship Winners
Thea Scholarship Winner — Directing: Rhianydd Hylton of Bentonville High School for “Mirror Mirror”
Thea Scholarship Winner — Editing: Scarlett Gooch for “DeLucas”
Thea Scholarship Winner — Scriptwriting: Sophia Thomas of Eureka Springs High School for “The Copsicle Caper”
Thea Scholarship Winner — Videography: Chandler Shewmaker for “Spring Valley Anglers Trout Story”
2018 Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize Winners
Grand Prize: Carolyn Seglem of Jonesboro High School for “Rush Historic District”
First Prize: Chase Hartsell of Lakeside High School for “Where the Best Milk Grows”
Second Prize: Ian Linn, Noah Chacon, Collin Schultz and Jordan Giacalone of Fayetteville High School for “Berry on the Square”
Third Prize: Bella Warner, Obediah Kimmel, Harrison Bradford, Owen Hicks and Luis Ayala of Fayetteville High School for “Wired to the Past: A Vision into the Future”
Fourth Prize: Anna Wiener of Jonesboro High School for “David O. Dodd”
Honorable Mention: Logan Bailey of Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts for “Ghosts of Greenwood: Memories of Greenwood Elementary”
Honorable Mention: Avery Barnett of The Academies at Jonesboro High School for “Little Rock YMCA”
Hoping for an opportunity to watch these outstanding films yourself? Be sure to keep an eye out this fall for the broadcast of “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” and at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival for a special Student Selects screening of winning documentary films.