Plan now to attend the 2016 Five16 Film Festival!
On Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7 p.m., the red carpet, paparazzi and popcorn returned to Maranatha Hall as Northwestern hosted the 10th 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 over one 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 2015 Five16 Film Festival Awards:
- Best Drama: Compete With Purpose by Matthew Abeler
- Best Comedy: Calvin "The Janitor" Jackson by Zac Anderson and Tori Cross
- Best Animation: Little Patanga by Jenna Hubin & Zac Lundstrom
- Best Music Video: Seawinds by Zac Anderson & Eric Johnson
- Audience Choice: The Writer by Zac Anderson, Tori Cross, Eric Johnson & Scott Van Daalen
Five16 Film Festival Coordinator