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Glen Ellyn student filmmakers win After Hours Film Society festival awards

Published: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 9:00 a.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN – Several amateur filmmakers from Glen Ellyn showed off their talents in the After Hours Film Society's 2013 "Say It In Eight" Student Film Festival, earning many of the festival's awards.

Film entries were required to be no longer than eight minutes and to fit into the categories of fiction, non-fiction or animation and experimental.

Film educators and professionals served as judges, evaluating criteria such as structure, story, artistic approach, technical execution and creative excellence.

Judges' top choices were shown at a special presentation Oct. 21 at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove.

Glen Ellyn winners included:

• Krystal Bahena, "Unicorn vs. Monster," Hadley Junior High School, Fiction, Merit award

• Emma Harrington, "Movie That's Groovy," Hadley Junior High School, Fiction, Merit award

• Niraun Kittiviriya, "Running the World," College of DuPage, Animation and experimental, Award of Excellence

• Rob Logan, "Slit Scan Tango," College of DuPage, Animation and experimental, Best of Show

• Megan Sheline and Maddie Miranda, "Chair Cars," Hadley Junior High School, Animation and experimental, Award of Excellence

• Emily Poniatowski, "Splinter," College of DuPage, Animation and experimental, Award of Excellence

• Marc Walls, "Repugnant," College of DuPage, Animation and experimental, Honorable Mention.

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