Story by Josh Avendano
The seventh annual LBCC FiIlm Festival hosted by the Film Club ,was held on Monday, Nov. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in T1200 building at LAC.
The festival recognized student made films in different categories ranging from animation to live action.
Richard Haywood, 36, a film productions major and winner of the Live Action Narrative award, was in attendance to watch his three films. He said, “I submitted three films in. All of these films are films that I would like to see being made. All films that I made are stories that mean something to me and I am just glad people know get to watch them.”
Hosted by the LBCC Film Club, the students wanted to recognize the hard work that film students do and to serve as a platform for students who want to pursue film as a career.
Film club advisor Alison Hoffman-Han, said, “The students of the club wanted to plan the event and this is completely their creation and as the advisor I am just here to make sure this happens so everyone can see all of the hard work these film makers do.”
Five awards were presented to recognize the students’ films.
For the cellphone award, a film shot entirely on her cellphone, Joanna Glass won for her film “Blood on Orange (Murders on Orange Avenue).”
For the documentary award, Mathias Gonzalo won for his mockumentary “Chicken Nuggets Addiction.”
Winner of the live action aarrative, Britt Banks and Richard Haywood won for their take on police brutality on minorities in the community.
The music video award went to the two-piece band Glassspirts for the video of the song “Strangelove” by Depeche Mode. Lead singer Joanna Glass, 30, a film major, commented on the award: “It’s amazing that there is a platform to showcase not only our film making abilities, but also our band, to show a side that no one really gets to see, all of the different instruments we play and the creativity for the films.”
The animation award went to Mark Sosa, 19, a film major, for his 30 second stop-motion film “Crash.” Sosa said,, “I stayed up all night to make the movie., I didn’t even get any sleep and this award is nice. It’s nice to see that something I made can be appreciated by others.”
The Film Festival is a yearly event in the Fall and allows for film major students to showcase their talents and hard work off to others as well as raise funds for the club.