Monday, June 3, 2013

Filmmaking Awards

Five students in the digital filmmaking program at the Guthrie Center won two Remi Awards recently at the 46th annual Worldfest International Film Festival. Film students Valeria Dominguez, Grayson Blackburn and Fernando Trujano worked together on their award-winning effort, “Fabric of America,” which earned a Remi Award. (Visit the Guthrie Center website.)

This student film was made for BP America, which is one of Spring Branch ISD’s business-related Partners in Education. A separate Remi was awarded to Valeria Dominguez and film students Andrew Kim and Evan Moore for a promotional ad for the Guthrie Center. The film program based at the district career and technology education center is directed by Patty Nilsson and Michael Ortiz.

In separate but related news, the Guthrie Center film department has released the following news:
  • On May 17, filmmaking students Grayson Blackburn and Fernando Trujano were awarded first- and second-place awards for their public service announcements related to KinderVision, a national child safety education program dedicated to protection for all children from abductions and sexual exploitation. Chief Fred Brown of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and KinderVision Board Member Chris McDonough presented the awards.
  • Ten students had films selected for screening in the 2013 REEL TEEN Film Festival, sponsored by the Houston Public Library. The festival, open to all students, screened only 44 of more than 200 student films submitted. Guthrie Center film students involved were Paul Snow, Juana Campos, Evan Moore, Fernando Trujano, Althea Charles, Caitlin Makin, Niall Miner, Gabriel Rivas, Giovanni Vidana and Kade Rhame. The film screening was held May 18.


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