The MS High School Film Competition, sponsored by the Tupelo Film Commission, was created to promote the art of filmmaking to Mississippi high school students involved in film and television classes, film groups, or individual filmmaking experiences.
The competition will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:30 in the Black Box Theatre of The Link Centre located at 1800 West Main St. in Tupelo, MS. Thirteen films from young filmmakers will be featured and awards will be presented to the best. There is no cost to attend.
I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a juror for the competition the last three years and I enjoy meeting with the young filmmakers at the annual awards event. My fellow jurors include Don Tingle, Director for the Alabama Filmmakers Co-op in Huntsville, AL and Phillip Gentile of the University of Southern Mississippi.
#1 – Rebecca Koehler – The Living – A personal insight attempting to identify our society’s cause of suffering. The film also expresses the irony of our “backwards” society’s one weakness and how they move on from it…or at least how they should. Cleveland, MS
#2 – Lamont Wilson – The Chicken or The Egg – A small discussion about the origin of the first chicken occurs between two people. One sides with the egg, the other with the chicken. Cleveland, MS
#3 – Heather Heair – Twenty3 – This is a short film about two girls walking through the woods one day. On their walk, they meet a mysterious person. Fulton, MS
Rebecca Koehler – The Living
For more information, visit the Tupelo Film Festival website.