And the winners are…

Young filmmakers, grades ranging from five through 12, submitted original works to the fourth annual Daniel A. Citron Film Festival, held Friday, May 9, 2014.

The youngest filmmaker, Max Sternlicht, a Gilman fifth grader, won first prize for his music video, “Gilman Happy.” “The Hurt Child,” submitted by St. Paul’s School students Michael Bollinger, Joe Sollers and Ryan Wilhelm won the Grand Jury Prize. Best comedy winner “The Dean,” by Gilman students Julian Baron, Jake Brummett, Liam Higgins, Will McCarthy, Matt Tomaselli, edged out “The Hurt Child” on a second ballot vote to win the Audience Choice Award.

Enjoy the winning videos below.

Drama

First Prize: The Hurt Child
Filmmakers: Michael Bollinger; Joe Sollers; Ryan Wilhelm (St. Paul’s School)

Second Prize: Private Audience
Filmmaker: Lindsay Sanders (Bryn Mawr School)

Foreign

First Prize: Gutencleanspiel
Filmmakers: John Wolf, Rob Heritage (Gilman)

Second Prize: L’Arbre Genereux
Filmmaker: John Lee (Gilman)

Documentary

First Prize: Bill Monroe
Filmmaker: Aidan Callahan (Carver)

Second Prize: Here and Alive
Filmmaker: Georgia Beatty (Carver)

Comedy

First Prize: The Dean
Filmmakers: Julian Baron, Jake Brummett, Liam Higgins, Will McCarthy, Matt Tomaselli (Gilman)

Second Prize: Election Day Stumble
Filmmaker: Will Rogers (Friends)

Music Video

First Prize: Gilman Happy
Filmmaker: Max Sternlicht (Gilman)

Second Prize: Can’t Take it Off
Filmmaker: Steven Zeng (Gilman)

Animation

First Prize: Snowball Fight 1
Filmmaker: Graham Preston (St. James Academy)

Second Prize: Walrus Claymation
Filmmaker: Meagan Hofmeister (Hereford)

Middle School

First Prize: The Photographer
Filmmaker: Cameron Das

Audience Favorite

The Dean (watch video above)
Filmmakers: Julian Baron, Jake Brummett, Liam Higgins, Will McCarthy, Matt Tomaselli (Gilman)

Grand Jury Prize

The Hurt Child (watch video above)
Filmmakers: Michael Bollinger; Joe Sollers; Ryan Wilhelm (St. Paul’s School)

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