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Winning Student Films Announced by Ashland Independent Film Festival

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced its winners of the annual student LAUNCH film competition. The competition was open to students in an eight-county area of Southern

Posted: Oct. 30, 2017 6:05 AM
Updated: Oct. 30, 2017 6:05 AM

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced its winners of the annual student LAUNCH film competition.

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The competition was open to students in an eight-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California, however, all of the winners attend school in Jackson County.


The winner is Annika Franck of South Medford High for her film, We Are All Human. The documentary is about bullying.


“I made this film to help explain and show that everyone is human and that we should all be treated as such,” said Franck, a junior. “No one is better or worse based on who they are.”


Other winners include:


-K-Grade 5: Isabel Kapule, Jewett Elementary, Central Point, for Save the Earth.


-Grade 6-8: Aidan Hawes, Hedrick Middle School, Medford, for Quarter for a Dollar. It Takes More to Play a Game!


-Grades 9-12: Amelia Sorensen, Ashland High School, for Money Can’t Buy Me Love.


-College (undergraduate): Michael Bryant, Southern Oregon University, for Damn, What a Dame.


Winning films will be shown during the film festival set for April 7-11. 

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