CC Collects Seven Awards at Film Festival

Colorado College won seven awards out of a total possible 12 at the second biennial Associated Colleges of the Midwest Film Conference and Festival, held April 20-22 at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The event showcases the best creative and academic work from student filmmakers, screenwriters, and scholars from ACM-affiliated campuses, and provides a forum for students to exchange perspectives and learn from distinguished media artists and professionals. More than 50 CC student and recent alumni projects were presented and nominated for numerous awards.

Those taking home awards were:

  • Kendall Rock '15, Cinematic Artistry Award for "Start a War"
  • Esther Chan '16, Social Impact Award for "In the Meadows"
  • Kendall Rock '15, Out of the Box Award for "Dear Mulatto Son" (featuring Clay Edwards '17)
  • Julia Greene '18, Best Screenplay for "The Presidents the Musical in Space on Ice"
  • Charlie Stewart '20, Honorable Mention Screenplay Award for "Dawn"
  • Charlie Theobald '17, Honorable Mention in the "Best of the Midwest" (best overall film category) for "May"
  • Eliza Mott '17, Honorable Mention in the "Best of the Midwest" (best overall film category) for "Reclaiming Rosas"

A grant from the Dean's Office Student Conference Presentation Fund allowed five current CC students, Clay Pierce '21, Greene, Miriam Brown '21, Mary Sorich '19, and Jen Middleton '21, as well as Film and Media Studies paraprofessional Sophia Capp '17, the paraprofessional for CC's Film and Media Studies program, to travel to the event.

Another highlight of the festival was the Lawrence Theatre Arts students performing a selection from Greene's prize-winning screenplay, "The Presidents the Musical in Space on Ice."

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