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STUDENT FILM SHOWCASE 

Thanks to the generosity of part-time islanders and enthusiastic film festival supporters

Suzy Mygatt Wakefield and Jay Wakefield,

 

all films entered in the Student Film Competition will be available FREE for everyone to screen.

The Wakefield’s want to introduce students to the art of filmmaking by viewing their peers’ work, while also encouraging family viewing of thoughtful documentary programming, and inspiring interest in the films Friday Harbor Film Festival offers.

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AGE GROUP:  11-17 years old

AYEO

Director

Jacob Updyke

3 minutes

Running Time

In the midst of a desolate wasteland, a farmer boy hopes and dreams that he may one day see a real live bird. Amidst the wreckage of climate change and on the heels of mass extinction, little AYEO represents the future of humanity if climate change is not addressed. In the parlance of the Internet, AIO means "All In One". Spelled a little differently, little AYEO represents the reality of our interconnectedness and our need to behave as one people.

AGE GROUP:  11-17 years old

HACKERS:
the misfit superheroes

Director

Ethan Wilk

9 minutes

Running Time

A professional hacker who has worked both legally and illegally gives his input in regard to the public's negative sentiment toward hackers, discussing their overlooked track record for valiant achievements in advancing the public good.

AGE GROUP:  11-17 years old

HAMSTERS AND FRIENDS

Director

Madelyn Cross

Running Time

5 minutes

A 3-part stop motion film about friends and a few mischievous hamsters. 

Director Statement:

I wanted to create a film about new friendship. The friends were kind and inviting to the hamsters even though the hamsters were stealing their things. By the end of the film everyone is best friends.

AGE GROUP:  11-17 years old

LACTOSE INTOLERANT

Director

James Brammer

Running Time

6 minutes

A young girl experiences a rift in her normal routine causing her to find a cryptic note, pushing her curiosity and propelling her into a series of peculiar events.

 

Director Statement:

As many of us are contained in perpetual routine, we wanted to show what could happen when routine is broken and how it can change ones character, perhaps for the better.A young girl experiences a rift in her normal routine causing her to find a cryptic note, pushing her curiosity and propelling her into a series of peculiar events.

 

AGE GROUP:  11-17 years old

ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT

Director

James Brammer

Running Time

5 minutes

A scientist creates a powerful weapons energy source, more powerful than he knows.

 

Director Statement

In One Minute to Midnight, I wanted to explore a possibility of our future in terms of how we advance as a civilization, and the potential consequences, and to emphasize the need for those who choose to do good over their own fame and fortune.

AGE GROUP:  11-17 years old

THE PEEL OUT

Director

Tawan Edholm

Running Time

4 minutes

Tawan Edholm (Director)

 

Bradley Bennett (Videographer / Editor)

 

William Hagman (Screenwriter / Actor)

 

Julian Rich (Screenwriter / Actor)

 

Frankie Black (Actor)

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AGE GROUP:  18-25 years old

ACQUAMARA

Director

Edoardo Viterbori

Running Time

15 minutes

When is it you can't change your life anymore? Cencio is thirty years old. Has a girlfriend. Has an honest job as a fisherman. Debts. The only thing that's different with him, it's he's put in front of a choice. Often times a choice is easy only when times are hard. Truth is, you can change your life if you want to. But you can never go back to how things were.

AGE GROUP:  18-25 years old

MY BODY IS THE LAND

Director

Greer Fawcett

Running Time

11 minutes

A short experimental film about the connection between women and mother nature told through a woman's experience of nearly drowning at the beach.

 

Director Statement

Greer Fawcett is a 2020 graduate of Syracuse University's VPA film program with a minor in International Relations. During her studies, she had the opportunity to work at SONY and Anonymous Content and take classes at FAMU International in Prague.

AGE GROUP:  18-25 years old

STOMACH OF THE EARTH

Director

Maxfield Biggs

Running Time

13 minutes

In an objective landscape of stretching trees and wild nature deep within the Southeast American woods, STOMACH OF THE EARTH focuses on two climate refugees surviving separately, with civilization in the rearview mirror. One a nomadic hunter, trudging her way through miles of nature-reclaimed woods, just looking for the next meal. The other, a settled forager who finds comfort in the past ideals of academia, documenting his every thought as the hopeful record of this time for future generations.

THE FLOW EFFECT

Director

Lachlan Henry

Running Time

11 minutes

Diving down into the vast beauty of the ocean, young Freediver, Olivia Rose reveals the magic and tranquility of the underwater world, and her amazing capacity to reach seemingly unreachable depths - an ability that lies within all of us.

 

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