Five16 Film Festival
Plan now to attend the 2016 Five16 Film Festival!
On Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7 p.m., the red carpet, paparazzi and popcorn returned to Maranatha Hall as Northwestern hosted the 9th annual Five16 Film Festival, a free event showcasing the films of students in the electronic media communication program and college wide.
What originally started as a small film festival has grown into a community-wide event drawing nearly a thousand attendees.
Named for Matthew 5:16, the festival showcases the work of UNW student filmmakers in the categories of comedy, drama, music video, documentary and animation. Student films are judged by Northwestern faculty, alumni and film professionals from around the country.
"This is a great opportunity for students to produce creative and engaging videos and receive feedback from professionals in the industry," said Ann Sorenson, MFA, associate professor of communication and festival director. "As the festival grows, so does the level of quality and professionalism in the films that the students are producing."
The top films in each category are shown at the festival. Each film is required to be less than eight minutes in length and will be judged by a panel of experts and professionals in the film, television and theatre industry.
Winners of the 2014 Five16 Film Festival Awards:
- Best Drama: Young Gun by Ashley Herubin and Jordan Wipf
- Best Comedy: Pass the Salt by Matthew Abeler
- Best Documentary: The Making of Self Untitled by Ashley Herubin and Jordan Wipf
- Best Animation: Runner's High by Jazmine Overcashier
- Best Music Video: This Life by William Bakken, Alexis Johnson, Carsten Johnson, Sophie Meath, Jared Myers & Ken Svenson
- Audience Choice: Ghetto Wagon by Matthew Abeler
Five16 Film Festival Coordinator