Film Prize Jr. NM film festival winners
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — A film festival in New Mexico is not so surprising with the booming film industry in the state.
But on Sunday, a different kind of festival filled up classic building downtown.
At the Historic Lobo Theater, high schoolers and middle schoolers were the artists racking up awards on stage.
The winners helped award their schools with funding as well.
Over 800 students from nearly 60 different schools in the state participated over the weekend in the Film Prize Jr. New Mexico competition.
People came out to watch the films on Saturday, and on Sunday, voters made their picks.
Janeyre Stockson was one of the winners at the festival. The sophomore from Data Charter won best of animation for the high school selection.
“It was a short film about two thieves going on a heist,” Stockton said.
This film festival comes just a few days after the announcement of the New Mexico Media Academy at the Rail Yards — another sign of growth for the state’s film industry.
|Judge’s 1st Choice – High School||deprived – Miyamura High School, Gallup|
|Judge’s 1st Choice – Middle School||The Taste of Loneliness -Taos Integrated School of the Arts, Taos|
|Best of Animation – High School||Project Braender x – Digital Arts and Technology Academy, Albuquerque|
|Best of Animation – Middle School||The Proof is in the Jello x – Homeschool, Questa|
|Best of Comedy – High School||I Want to be a Cowboy x – Explore Academy, Albuquerque|
|Best of Drama – High School||deprived x- Miyamura High School, Gallup|
|Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy – High School||The New Old Witches x – Santa Fe Preparatory School, Santa Fe|
|Best of Thriller – High School||Holy Cross x – Deming High School, Deming|
|Best of Documentary – High School||SISTER OF THE CIRCLE x- Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos|
|Best of Comedy – Middle School||School Daze x – Roots and Wings Community School, Questa|
|Best of Drama – Middle School||The Taste of Loneliness x – Taos Integrated School of the Arts, Taos|
|Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy – Middle School||Let’s Watch a Movie x – Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy,Las Cruces|
|Best of Thriller – Middle School||Hideous Helda x – Alice King Community School, Albuquerque|
|Best of Documentary – Middle School||Refugee Students of McKinley Middle School – McKinley Middle School, Albuquerque|
Middle School Founders Circle Winners
Zombie Garden – Penasco Middle School, Penasco
Getting There – Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Fe
Hometown Roots – Springer Municipal Schools, Raton
High School Founders Circle Winners
If These Trees Could Talk – Cuba High School, Cuba
The Interviewer – Academy for Technology and the Classics, Santa Fe
The Gift of Death – Explore Academy High School, Albuquerque
A Complete Guide to Being You – La Cueva High School, Albuquerque
Wildfires – Robertson High School, Las Vegas
High School Audience Choice Award
Holy Cross – Deming High School, Deming
Middle School Audience Choice
Water, Star Medicine – Turquoise Trail Charter School, Santa Fe