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Overton hosts Film Festival

Overton Elementary School

SALISBURY — Seventeen films, 61 students and infinite talent participated in the second Overton Film Festival.

Held Feb. 28 at West Rowan High School auditorium students showcased their work. This was part of a multimedia project in collaboration with the fifth grade team and Overton’s school librarian. Students were to read a book and turn into a movie.

While there was a scoring rubric for academic purposes, the film festival was designed to highlight creative design. Awards were granted for Best Movie Trailer, Best Costume Design, Best Movie Poster, Teacher Choice Award, Student Choice Award and Overton Film Festival Award. Each category was judged by various groups from kindergarten through fifth grade students to peers to the staff at the school.

The Overton Film Festival Award was judged by a panel of five community members involved in the arts. This award was to highlight the best all-around film with their ability to act, tell a story and design credits. The winners for each category were:

Best Movie Trailer: “Pashmina” by Aleiah Martin.

Best Costume Design: “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by Makara Trick.

Best Movie Poster: “Basketball” by Macari House, Kaleb Gilmore, Nehemiah Mason, Torian Brown and Keial Matthews.

Teacher Choice Award: “Creepy Carrots” by Bennie Howard, Arel Long, CJ Smith and Gabe Jerome.

Student Choice Award: “Basketball” by Macari House, Kaleb Gilmore, Nehemiah Mason, Torian Brown and Keial Matthews.

Overton Film Festival Award: “The Babysitters Club: The truth about Stacey” by Piper Hippert, Kimora Chawlk, Shemiah Price and Audrey Urbina.

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