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Student Film Contest Premiers at the Roxy 

Published December 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

click to enlarge Kayhl Cooper, Connor Geer and Adam Turner took home an award last year for Best Cinematography. - COURTESY OF TOM PRESKA
  • Kayhl Cooper, Connor Geer and Adam Turner took home an award last year for Best Cinematography.

Quick, come up with a spy story featuring the following: a character who dies shortly after being introduced, a black-and-white photo of Ian McKellen, and the line, "Not since the accident..." Those were the prompts for this fall's 50-hour student film contest, a twice-yearly competition for middle and high school students from Vermont and New York. Teams had one weekend in which to write, shoot and edit a short movie including those details. "It was certainly a challenge," says event organizer Nick Gordon, who participated in the contest when he was a student at Essex High School several years ago. "It's very difficult to pull off a short film, but it's rewarding. If you have the chance to see your film in a movie theater, that's pretty cool."

50-hour student film contest: The premiere and awards night is Tuesday, December 9, 7 p.m., at Merrill's Roxy Cinemas in Burlington.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Megan James

Megan James

Megan James began writing for Seven Days in 2010, first as Associate Arts Editor. She later became an editor for Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT, and is currently a freelance contributor.


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