Film competition awards students $750 scholarships

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By Sami Parman

New Vistas in Video competition will feature some of the best of young talented filmmakers in San Antonio who will have a chance to show their experimental, animated, narrative and commercial videos to the public Saturday. 

The winners will receive a $750 ACCD scholarship good for one full academic year. 

Entries came from high school and college students.

 Other patrons also submitted entries from around the city.

Drew Mayer Oakes, director of Film San Antonio, judged the entries. 

Oakes based his decision on who had the best originality, imagination and clarity of the presentation, as well as editing, audio and videography techniques.

“They are facing real judgment from outside people,” said Dr. Bill Colangelo, creator of this competition and professor.

“That is something that is needed to survive in the real world of film.”

 One of the winners of the competition this year is Mark Walley. 

Walley and his girlfriend Angela Guerra, formed The Primeeights Design Group.

Their film “Picturesque Joel” is a five-minute, stop-action video depicting the main character, Joel, getting ready to go out on a date.

“We wanted the images to look almost like a postcard,” Walley said.

Twelve films will be shown from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the Huisache Hall Banquet Room at Northwest Vista College, 3535 N. Ellison Drive.


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