The results are in for the 2011 UW Pocketmedia Film Festival!
This year’s theme was “Voices in Your Community,” and participants submitted films that illustrated the diversity of community from the University District all the way out to the northwestern most point of the continental United States in Neah Bay, WA.
Take a few moments to view the entries and see if they resonate with your own community experience here at the UW.
First Prize (Kodak Xi8 Camera): Money 4 Drugz! Filmmaker Greg Crowther, Director Ryan Choi. The film was shot on a Sony DSCW 120, a point and shoot still and video camera.
Second Prize (iPod Touch): Salmon State by Carlos Javier Sanchez. The movie was shot on a Flip HD camera and got praise from the judges for the creative use of the common book sign and message.
Third Prize (Final Cut Studio): Telling our Story – the Neah Bay project – A group submission by the Neah Bay Storytelling Project team. Accepting for the group was Tsighe Tekle. Also shot on a Flip Camera.
People’s Choice Award (gift basket with filmmaking books): My UW Community by filmmaker Sun “Solar” Kim – shot on an iPod!
Finally, Honorable Mention was given to the MLK Voices of Students film by James Gannon, for raising the visibility of the festival and for receiving the popular vote.
Participation in the festival was open to all UW students, alumni, faculty and staff. Entries were limited to two minutes or less and had to feature anywhere in the film, the UW Common Book, “You Are Never Where You Are.” To view all entries, visit the 2011 Pocketmedia gallery. Congratulations to this year’s winners.read more