Press Release

36th Annual Maine Student Film and Video Festival

The Maine Student Film & Video Festival

103 Montrose Ave, Portland ME, 04101, phone 207-831-7801


Public Screening and Awards Presentation

July 20, 2013 at 12:30PM, Waterville Opera House, Waterville, ME

* July 20, 12:30PM, Public Screening & Awards Presentation

*Venue – Waterville Opera House, Waterville, ME

*Screening is free and open to the public

*Grand Prize Winner, My Roomate Joe, David Rice, Winterport, ME

*Reception at Jorgensen’s, Main St, Waterville, for moviemakers and audience follows the screening

The Public Screening and Awards Presentation of the 36th Maine Student Film and

Video Festival will be held Saturday, July 20, 2010, 12:30PM at the Waterville Opera House,

Waterville, ME. The screening is free and open to the public. The screening of finalist and

winning movies is held in conjunction with the 16th Maine International Film Festival

( The Festival screening will be followed by a reception for the moviemakers at Jorgensen’s, Main St., Waterville.

MSFVF is open to Maine residents 19 years of age and younger. This year there were

23 movies entered from 8 schools and 23 students working independently representing the work of over 76 students in grades K-12 from all parts of Maine. The movies submitted to the

Festival are judged on the basis of originality, content, style, and technique. Movies are

reviewed by categories: Pre-Teen Division, grades K – 6; Junior Division, grades 7 – 8; and

Senior Division, grades 9 – 12.

This years grand prize winner is David Rice This is a story is about a hero who goes in search of his missing roomate. Rice made this movie independently of the school or any other program They used their own equipment and had family and friends act in the film. Rice will receive a $2,500 scholarship donated by Maine Media Workshops, Rockport as the Festival’s grand prize.

Jordan Barrett of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School was awarded this year’s Huey Student Award. This award is given to a student who has been selected for the Festival in

who is a graduating senior and shows talent and promise in continuing on as a moviemaker. On July 20 Barrett’s film Of Death and Dying will be shown.

The judges selected four other entries in the Senior Division as winners and 5 entries as

finalists. The movies range from comedic tales of transferring bodies, to a documentary about homelessness in Maine.

The Junior division features winners, Terror, Drew Davis, Maranacook Middle School, Whispers, New England Film Academy and Evergreen, Joel Kahn, The Breakwater School.

The Pre-Teen Division winner is The Y Files, Sadie Johnson Ouillette, Rowe School.

The 36TH Maine Student Film and Video Festival judges are:

Gemma Scott, director, Northeast Historic Films

Huey, Founder and past Director of the MSFVF, independent filmmaker, Portland

Grace Powell, 2012 Senior Division Winner

The MSFVF’s director is Corey Norman, the department chair of SMCC’s Communications and New Media Department.

This is Norman’s second year as the director of the Festival.

The Maine Student Film and Video Festival is sponsored by the Maine Alliance of Media

Arts. Prizes are donated by,Maine Media Workshops, Benchmark Multimedia. Railroad

Square Cinema and MIFF are Festival partners and Festival hosts. MSFVF funding is provided by Films by Huey.

A list of finalists and winners of the 36th Maine Student Film and Video Festival is below

For more information and to set up interviews with students contact:

Pre-Teen Division (Grades K – 6)


Sadie Johnson Ouillette “The Y Files”

Junior Division (Grades 7 & 8)


Drew Davis “Got Milk?”

Riley Harris, Ben Patashnik, Anthony Inhorn, David Sabot, Val Murphy, Arianna Coan-Prichard “Classified”


Drew Davis “Terror”

Joel Kahn “Evergreen”

Ella Spurr, Sydney Coolong, Daisy Caxton-Smith, Owen Barter, Chase Harris, Devin Sloan “Whispers”

Senior Division (Grades 9 – 12)


Jonathan Cook “From Nothing To Something”

Kane Williamson “Malespero”

Noah Smith “Depression”

Kyle Gravel & Myles Welsh “Homeless Teens in Maine: Finding the Solutions”

Emily Toothaker “Home Sweet Home”


Owen Prescott, Ariq Hannan, August Halm-Perazone, Stefan Joyce, Max Brautigam, “Jill & Jack”

Jordan Hachey & Jack Rohner  “The Future of Construction in Maine: ABC Craft Championships”

David Rice “Eric’s Birthday”

Huey Student Award

Jordan Barrett “Of Death and Dying”

Grand Prize Winner

David Rice “My Roommate Joe”


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