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!
ARCADIA STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL MAY 14 – SPONSORS & DONATIONS NEEDED
The ever popular (and always sold out) Arcadia Student Film Festival is slated for Monday evening May 14 at the Harkins Shea 14 Theaters. The Arcadia ANN/Film students will showcase their talents at this annual event, under the direction of Instructor Eric Luse. This is the Arcadia Media Communications Program’s biggest fundraiser of the year. There are multiple ways that individuals and local businesses can participate - ranging from sponsorships to donating goods/services to the Film Festival raffle.
Sponsorship levels include:
Preferred Sponsor $400 – Full Page Ad in Film Festival Program
Gold Sponsor $200 – Half Page Ad
Silver Sponsor $100 – Quarter Page Ad
Business Sponsor $50 – Business Card Ad
Ideas for raffle donations include gift cards from local businesses, movie tickets, sporting event tickets, concert tickets, museum tickets, Botanical Garden tickets, camera or film equipment or services, Behind the Scenes Tours of Local TV or Radio Stations, gift baskets of food, wine or other items, stay at weekend homes – anything and everything is welcome. For further information on Film Festival sponsorships or the raffle, please contact Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rhonda Suder at email@example.com. Thank you for supporting the Arcadia Media Comm Program students.
The Arcadia Media Comm students, under the direction of ANN/Film Instructor Eric Luse, are running a Snap-Raise campaign through the first week of February to raise funds for students travelling to and competing in the Student National TV/Film Competition in Nashville in March, and the purchase of much needed new equipment for the ANN and Film Programs. The campaign is going strong, with the students’ goal of raising $5,000. Right now, the campaign is over halfway completed and needs YOUR HELP to reach the students’ goal. If you receive an email from a Media Comm student, please consider making a donation in any amount. And even if you don’t receive an email from a Media Comm student, please consider making a donation to the program in any amount. This project will allow the students to raise money without selling product, saving more time for study & classroom instruction. For more information, contact Media Comm Boosters President Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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