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Upper School Students Share Filmmaking Talent at 3rd Annual Léman Film Festival

February 05, 2019

The Third Annual Léman Film Festival took place in the Morris Street Theatre on the evening of Thursday, January 31 where nine winning films were screened for the audience. The Léman Film Festival is an annual tradition that inspires and challenges students to create original work. The Festival officially kicked off on January 10, when the guidelines for the films were announced, Fearless Girl Statue (location), a ticket (prop), "It's time" (a line of dialogue) and forgiveness (theme). These required elements were incorporated into three-minute films produced by 61 Léman High School students.

Léman parent and professional editor Stephen Jess made the keynote address, focusing on the merit of teamwork and active listening in film production. Seven judges took part in the evaluation process, including Léman parents, Charlie Evans, Naomi and Brian Steinberg. The award-winning films, below, were each presented with their trophies by Program Director Don Gibson, Head of Upper School Robert Spezzano and Head of School Maria Castelluccio.

View the submitted films on our YouTube channel here.

 

Cinematography

Winner: Perspective of the Moon (Suzanne Haskell, Maggie Kapon, Greta Menteshashvili Lucero Taveres, Sophia Velazquez)

Runner-Up: Split (Romy Beckman, Sharrod Benjamin, Stephon Owusu, Rachel Sturm, Jordan Wilson)

 

Concept

Winner: Poison Ivy (Emre Kucuk, Ian Brovner, Felix Messeca, Erim Kucuk, Levent Kucuk)

Runner-Up: Roomba (Sam Nguyen-Jones)

 

Direction

Winner: This is Stanley (Hunter D'Ancona, Emile Le Pape, Hunter Ostergaard)

Runner-Up: Pardon My Love (Luka Dubnick, Guillermo Esparza, Johan Salen, Daniya Zhulamanova)

 

Editing

Winner: Pardon My Love (Luka Dubnick, Guillermo Esparza, Johan Salen, Daniya Zhulamanova)

Runner-Up: This is Stanley (Hunter D'Ancona, Emile Le Pape, Hunter Ostergaard)

 

Original Score

Winner: Simple Pleasures (Beyza Ozgul)

Runner-Up: Poison Ivy (Emre Kucuk, Ian Brovner, Felix Messeca, Erim Kucuk, Levent Kucuk)

 

Performance

Winner: Roomba (Sam Nguyen-Jones)

Runner-Up: The Snows (Griffin Addison)

 

Writing

Winner: Why? (Maria Carrazana)

Runner-Up: The Snows (Griffin Addison)

 

Best Picture

Winner: This is Stanley (Hunter D'Ancona, Emile Le Pape, Hunter Ostergaard)

Runner-Up: Pardon My Love (Luka Dubnick, Guillermo Esparza, Johan Salen, Daniya Zhulamanova) 

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