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SCC announces Winter Shorts Film Festival winners

On Saturday, Jan. 23, the Somerset Community College Theatre Department hosted its second annual Winter Shorts Film Festival. Twenty four short films were screened in the day-long event. There were also free filmmaking workshops and a reception for the filmmakers. Awards were given in two categories; Independent Filmmakers and Teen Filmmakers.

In the Best Film category, the award for the Best Domestic Film went to Washed Up by the film team Galligator. Color Matching by Peter Whitwer Films from The Netherlands was voted the Best Foreign Film. The Best Film in the Teen Category went to Silhouette Studios Irony.

The Outstanding Documentary award went to Jim Stout for An Uncommon Common Man. Weight Loss by Four Deep Productions received the award for Outstanding Movie Trailer. Rockcastle Middle School Leadership Team won the award for Outstanding Public Service Announcement for their P.S.A. entitled Candy Grams.

The most awards in the Independent film category went to Dear Child Jesus by Jesus Perez- Miranda from Madrid, Spain. This short film was awarded Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Audio, Best Supporting Performance and Best Leading Performance.

Color Matching by Peter Whittwer Films from The Netherlands won three other awards besides taking the Best Film Award. Those were Best Cinematography, Best Director and Outstanding Technical Achievement.

In the Teen category, the short film Irony by Silhouette Studios won the most awards taking home six including Best Ensemble Performance, Best Supporting Performance, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Film.

Also receiving awards in the Teen category were Trevor Bertram productions for Chamaggedon. This animated short received the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

Perry Wesley and Brandon McCane from Middlemen Productions won the Best Audio and Best Leading Actor respectively in the Teen Category.

Berea filmmakers Mr. Tickles Collective won the award for Best Ensemble Performance for their short film Berea 2055.

Special Creative Achievement Awards in the Teen Category went to Chammagedon for creativity in animation; Home Sweet Home for a creative surprise ending; and Irony for creative use of locations.

In the Independent film category Creative Achievement Awards were awarded to Grandfathers Skip for Creativity in animation; Berea 2055 for creativity in fight choreography; and The High Noon Moon for creativity in the creation of alien life forms.

Film teams participating in the Winter Shorts Film Festival were Antarctic by Campbellsville University; Berea 2055 by Mr. Tickles Collective; Candy Grams by Rockcastle County Middle School Leadership Team; Chamaggedon by Trevor Bertram Productions; Color Matching by Peter Wittwer Films; Dead TV Crypts by Under the Gun Productions; Dear Child Jesus by Jesus Perez-Miranda; For a Little Trouble More by Iridescent Pictures; Fortune Cookie by These Shoes; Grandfathers Skip by Ken Kaizu; The High Noon Moon by Graphic Attack; Home Sweet Home by Middlemen Productions; Irony Silhouette Studios; The Man With No Name by Four Deep Productions; Miraya George Makris; No More by Gary Lynch; The Ploy by Blood Dove Studios; Pull by Peake Videography; Requiem by Jason Garrett; Star Empire by Stonehedge Productions; An Uncommon Common Man by Jdansca; Washed Up by Galligator; Weight Loss by Four Deep Productions; and Where Have All the Italian Cowboys Gone? by Phat Cat Films.

SCCs Winter Shorts Film Festival is an annual event that is hosted each January on the Somerset Community College Somerset Campus North in the Stoner Little Theatre.

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Cast from the short film The cast of Berea 2055 mugged for the camera in this outtake from the short film. Berea 2055, by Berea filmmakers Mr. Tickles Collective. The short film won the awards for Best Ensemble Performance and for creativity in fight choreography at the Somerset Community College Theatre Departments 2010 Winter Shorts Film Festival held Saturday, Jan. 23, on the SCC Somerset Campus North.

Dear Child Jesus - Young boy stands in the worn doorway of a sunlit room with a curious expression. Dear Child Jesus, by Jesus Perez- Miranda from Madrid, Spain, won the most awards in the Independent film category at the Somerset Community College Theatre Departments Second Annual Winter Shorts Film Festival held on the SCC Somerset Campus North on Saturday, Jan. 23. This short film was awarded Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Audio, Best Supporting Performance and Best Leading Performance.

Irony - Young man with a silly expression in medical scrubs carrying medications bumps into an annoyed young woman in scrubs.This scene is from the short film Irony, by Silhouette Studios. The film won the Best Film in the Teen Category at the Somerset Community College Theatre Departments Winter Shorts Film Festival held on the SCC Somerset Campus North on Saturday, Jan. 23. The film also won Best Ensemble Performance, Best Supporting Performance, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Film.

Color Matching - Two artists, a red-haired woman and a man with a hat, stand on a city rooftop with their easels looking at one another.This picture is an outtake from Color Matching, a short film by Peter Whitwer Films in the Netherlands. The film was voted the Best Foreign Film at the Second Annual Somerset Community College Theatre Departments Winter Shorts Film Festival. Color Matching also won Best Cinematography, Best Director and Outstanding Technical Achievement. The SCC festival was held on Saturday, Jan. 23, on the SCC Somerset Campus North.