Animation Grads Dominate Film Fest Winners' List

October 6, 2010

Five 2010 Animation graduates dominated the winners list for the 10th annual Bucks Fever FilmFest, a juried festival of short films submitted by high school, college and emerging filmmakers.

Victoria Cook's "Devil Town" took the prize for top College Music Video; Adriel Garcia's "The Tesla Experiment: Twain in Vain" was the College Animation winner; and College Animation Honorable Mentions went to Jessica Barnett for "The Kid and the Fish," Justin Cassano for "One, Two, Three!" and Camille Simeone for "Tonight Is the Night."

The winning films will be screened October 10 at the County Theater in Doylestown, Pa. In addition to having their work screened publicly in a movie theater setting, winning filmmakers are given the opportunity to have their films aired on Comcast On Demand Get Local throughout the Philadelphia area, thereby greatly expanding their viewing audience.

The first Bucks Fever FilmFest was held in September of 2000 and featured a screening of the Academy Award-winning film "The Buddy Holly Story," introduced and followed by a panel discussion with the producers, director and musical director, all of whom are Bucks County residents.

Over the years, FilmFest has added seminars directed primarily at young filmmakers on subjects ranging from film financing, auditions and script writing, and the Awards Night reception, a networking opportunity for filmmakers and the central Bucks County business community.

Above: Still from Cook's "Devil Town."

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