Hinsdale fourth-grader wins second, third places at Westmont Film Festival
HINSDALE — Ten-year-old John Tischke of Hinsdale battled through a week of pneumonia and dehydration to create a claymation for a contest at the Westmont Film Festival last month.
Despite winning third place for his animated film and second place for contributing to another film as part of a group project, John still was his own toughest critic. He went up against about 20 entries ranging in age from elementary through college.
“I was really happy, but sort of disappointed I didn’t win first,” the Madison School fourth-grader said.
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