SUNYWide Film Festival honors six Western New York students

Six Western New York students received awards at the 5th annual SUNYWide Film Festival and Sym-posium held at SUNY Fredonia April 10 to 12.

SUNY Fredonia students honored included Maisy Keller of Kingston, who received First Place in the Experimental Category for “Infectivity,” which she created in Associate Professor Phil Hastings’ Introduction to Experimental Video class; Kyra Slawski of Wading River, who received Honor-able Mention/Animation for “Bunny,” which she created in Associate Professor Jill Johnston’s Intermediate Animation class; and Jason Chadwick of Grand Island, who received Honorable Mention/ Documentary for “Wax,” which he created in Associate Professor Has-tings’ Intermediate Experi-mental Video class. Kirsten Vine of Corning took Third Place in the Student Papers category for, “The Return of the Split Screen,” written for Instructor Jeremy Culler’s New Media Writing class.

SUNY Buffalo State students honored included Grace Philips, winning First Place/Narrative for “Scuba-Tap Man,” and Gabriel Simon, winning Honorable Mention/Narrative for “Siren.”

Other awards included:

Student Films:

Grand Prize – “Jogger John” by Kaleigh Griffin, SUNY New Paltz; First Place/Animation “Gone Fishing” by Peter Myers, SUNY Oswego; First Place/Documentary “Secret Chamber” by Jason van Staveren, State Univ-ersity at Albany; First Place/Music Video “Ekiti Son” by Calvin Nemec, SUNY Oswego; Honorable Mention/Experimental “Myopia” by Jeffrey Newell, SUNY Oswego; and Honorable Mention/Music Video “Stompin'” by Jenna Ely, SUNY New Paltz.

Student Papers:

First Place – “Bits of Jeanne Deilman in Irrever-sible and Hunger” by Michael Fisher; and Second Place – “Spice World: The Masquerade of the Third Wave of Feminism” by Kelsey Titus. Both students are from SUNY Oswego.

A complete listing of the winners can be viewed at www.sunywidefilmfestival.com.