The 2018 Arizona Student Film Festival has announced the selection of its 15 finalists – which includes two films submitted by students in the Arcadia High School film program, under the direction of Instructor Eric Luse. This year’s competition had the most submissions ever, with films entered by hundreds of students all over the state of Arizona.
The Arcadia films selected were “Mute” and “Oasis” (links are below). “Mute” was undertaken as an Arcadia class project where the students were not permitted to use any music whatsoever in creating the film. The film focused on a situation of teenage bullying. Students involved in “Mute” were Jacob Staudenmaier, Dash McDonald, Lindsay Formica, Shane Babasick, Heather DeGroote and Costi Haig. The film “Oasis” was an independent project undertaken by Jacob Staudenmaier, with production assistance from Chris Smith. The film “Oasis” was prepared pursuant to the following prompt: “Without the use of dialogue or voice over, make a film that is less than two minutes long about a character making a difficult and dramatic decision. Show that the character is pulled in two different directions at an emotional level, visualize their process of consideration, and show that they make a decision.”
The winning film will be announced during
The Phoenix Film Festival
Harkins 101 Scottsdale Theaters
on April 14, 2018
For more information about the Arizona Student Film Festival:
Congratulations to these talented Arcadia film makers!
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