Alternative Films

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
Proof of ResidencySpencer SabathHighland Park High School
The White WoodSophie Jackson (670+ miles away, NJ)Middletown High School South
PicnicDarla MatchesMiddletown High School South
Sleepless NightBenjamin TurnquestHomewood-Flossmoor Community HS
WanderlustHalle SandersGlenbrook South High School
Coming Up for AirLaila SparksTroy Athens High School
TempusAmogh ThakkarRiver Hill High School
Wake UpGage Brewer-DuffDownriver Detroit Student Film Consortium
The Color of ConsciousnessMatteo ZavagliaWestminster Christian Academy

Animation

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
Ruth and Nick: A Confectionery TaleCarter RostronPembroke Hill School
SeedElizabeth LappanoAlan B. Shepard High School
I Want Them to KnowMaura CollinsMiddletown High School South
BeautyLexi ZiobroMiddletown High School South
ImmersionStephenMiddletown High School South
Hugo the SlimeRyan HoetingKings High School
Shiro In The DarkMaia BeaversKings High School
BoofAnniston YoungKings High School
The Homo Sapien VirusAndrew WangAdlai E Stevenson High School
Leapy Meets a New FriendAllison Escamilla-MartinezKings High School

Comedy Films

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
Flat LineAbby EstradaGrandin Theatre Film Lab
Haunted HappeningsKyra Goudsmit, Mackenzie Klein, Lucy ScheneKirkwood High School
Life After DeathSophie Jackson, Maura CollinsMiddletown High School South
Mermaids SpecificallyNick LusardiAlpena High School
MuggersJeffery WuTroy High School
Perso Nella SalsaReese RobersGrandin Theatre Film Lab
RedealJack RaeseNew Trier High School
The Coin: A Silent FilmOwen HollanderSignature School
The Elf on the Shelf 2: Saving ChristmasBraedon RyleRandall K. Cooper High School
The Unbearable OnionRohan Pemmasani, Rohit PemmasaniAdlai E Stevenson High School

Commercials

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
ACA CommercialOwen Riley, Jack Riley, Benny Farbstein, Seth Estes, Riley MorrisAcademy of Cinematic Arts  
HPTV Athletics CommercialBen FitzsimonsHighland Park High School
HipCat RecordsHalle Sanders, Ian Quiles, Maddie MurokhGlenbrook South High School
Something for EveryoneJessie ArlinghausRandall K Cooper HS

Informational/Educational Films

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
ACA Informational FilmOwen Riley, Jack Riley, Benny Farbstein, Seth Estes, Riley MorisAcademy of Cinematic Arts
An Ecosystem on the LineSteven SimpsonEast Stroudsburg Senior High School South
How to Edit Your PhotosBen FitzsimonsHighland Park High School
Jess Ssej’s Tips and Tricks for Virtual LearningJessie ArlinghausRandall K. Cooper HS

Long Documentary Films

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
No Human Being is IllegalSamuel Villagra-StantonJohn Adams High School
Outspoken Narrative – Episode 6: The Arctic RefugeEshan VishwakarmaJohn Randolph Tucker HS  
Outspoken Narrative – Episode 7: The Capitol Under SiegeEshan VishwakarmaJohn Randolph Tucker HS  
Taking a Seat for Justice: The 504 Sit-InThomas HuangWinston Churchill High School
The Humanity TestSamuel Mitchell, Lily KaplanSidwell Friends School

Long Narrative Films

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
AngoraGalen CunninghamFine Arts Center of Greenville
Apocalypse SoonThomas Furman, Rae Burczyk, Miguel Kilgore, Joanna SodkeInfinity Arts Academy
LifelessJack RaeseNew Trier High School
Lost FortuneBraedon RyleRandall K. Cooper High School
Make a WishElijah EdwardsMadison Memorial / Children’s Film Academy of Madison
Morgen Ludwig – The Stray DogMorgen LudwigCarmel High School
Red SnowErik JamanNew Trier High School
ReflectionEthan ErdmanMason Middle School
The Last ResortBraedon RyleRandall K. Cooper High School

Middle School Films

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
60 SecondsSeraphina Jerome
Bonnie Branch Middle School
First ChairMatthew WilsonDownriver Detroit Student Film Consortium
Sky HighSean ZielinskiHomeschool
The Kite GenieLuis Campos, Evan Mischnick, Wyatt Elma, Will Koester, Derek MischnickAcademy of Cinematic Arts
The Trusting TreeElizabeth Yeager, Madelyn Pergrem, Ainslee Lloyd, Amelia EshmanAcademy of Cinematic Arts
Two WorldsDisha Patel, Rhea Jain, Sreya Reddy, Clare Dallas, Amanda RossettiAcademy of Cinematic Arts
unbuntuKonner TurnerDownriver Detroit Student Film Consortium

Music Video

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
Black Girls Fly 2Tez SmithHope Community Best Buy Teen Tech Center
GoZachery Crew, De’Quan JonesDownriver Detroit Student Film Consortium
Orange CrushBenjamin Turnquest, Eliana D’Astici, Gianna Smith, Adam FreemanHomewood Flossmoor Community High School
Penny for Your ThoughtsJack Raese, Erik JamanNew Trier High School
Quite FranklyAlexander (Xander) Hughes, Lorisa Shaffer, Morgan MinnichHempfield High School
Wishful ThinkingBridget LearyVernon Hills High School3:26
X-RayMartaize SmithHope Community

News Story

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
Learning Situation in District 113Ben FitzsimonsHighland Park High School
Fasnacht DayMaguire YounesHempfield High School

Public Service Announcement

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
Baking in the Bathroom PSATyler HardingWalled Lake Northern High School
PSA Drunk DrivingAlexander (Xander) HughesHempfield High School
SurpriseLaura Claire WalkerHempfield High School
Texting with Your NoseAdam ZhengWilliamsville North High School
The RippleShannon GermaineClonlara School, Off-Campus Program
You Need to VoteAmogh ThakkarRiver Hill High School

Short Documentary Films

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
A Walk in the ForestAdam ZhengWilliamsville North High School
Black in AmericaTori WrightHomewood-Flossmoor High School
Human Endogenous RetrovirusAmogh ThakkarRiver Hill High School
P.E.T.S.Andrei ThulerLycee Francais de Chicago
Plastic Crisis: Our Oceans in PerilShannon GermaineClonlara School, Off-Campus Program
Sam Brief DocumentaryBen FitzsimonsHighland Park High School
Seeing the GoodElina VillemureDownriver Detroit Student Film Consortium
SunrisesHenry ArmstrongNew Trier High School
The Cancer Support Center: Surviving and Thriving in COVID-19Eliana D’Astici, Benjamin TurnquestHomewood-Flossmoor Community High School
This One is Mine: The Michigan Humane Society During COVIDJessica Bryson, Julia Carroll, Olivia GriffithsTroy Athens High School

Short Narrative Films

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
A Bandit’s YesterdayBenny Farbstein, Jack Riley, Owen Riley, Riley Morris, Gavin Lloyd, Seth Estes, Jackson Yoder, Daniel BallAcademy of Cinematic Arts TFC
The Voice in the NightMaggie Drake, Gabe Schmidt, Trevor Cebulskie, Jonah BolanderAcademy of Cinematic Arts TFC
Shrouded PastAdeline Ferolo/Paige Fahrenkrug/Théo KellyAcademy of Cinematic Arts TFC
Demand for RobotsGretta Brown, Logan MooreAcademy of Cinematic Arts TFC
The Empty MirrorGianna Beaty, Gemma Uyehata, Maria Hartung, Michael Beaty, Andrew Schwind, Maria Wurth, Olivia Erb, Maria Hess, Lucas Hynfield Academy of Cinematic Arts TFC
BoredHayden MelvinAcademy of Cinematic Arts TFC
Pale FireSam Jaccaci, Nellie Shih, Sam Taylor, Ben Jaccaci, Colin Sam, Stephen FatuzzoAcademy of Cinematic Arts TFC
The BoxDaniel Ball, Austyn Phipps, Emma Robbins, Asia Kinebrew, Hayden MelvinAcademy of Cinematic Arts
QuarantineSeamus MahoneyTroy Athens High School
BullseyeCasserley GraceIndependence High School
Phantoms (70)Jared GoudsmitKirkwood High School
SepiaBen JanesEvanston Township High School
Night SchoolEliana D’Astici, Benjamin Turnquest, Joesph Sullivan, Jason Ward, Chloe Castady, Kaisse Haynes, Gianna Smith, Jayla Watts, Lucia Malfeo, Joius BrownHomewood Flossmoor Community High School
Drip DropHalle Sanders, Maddie Murokh, & Carina DickersonGlenbrook South High School
Bury the TruthArman TaheriUniversity School
CurbsideRebecca RhodesShaker Heights High School
2190 MileMargaret TowerGrandin Theatre Film Lab
North of HellAidan Sherrill, Thomas Rex, Colin FrierOlathe Northwest
SignalJoseph Suarez, Sovereign SuarezLima Senior HS
DreamerNickolas KruegerRufus King IB High School
ImpurityZahra AhmedDekalb School of the Arts
All Eyes on MeBridget LearyVernon Hills High School
HerSamuel MitchellSidwell Friends School
In FocusAndrei ThulerLycee Francais de Chicago
The TelescopeEli BerlinerSt. Anns School
The Working ManMatteo ZavagliaWestminster Christian Academy
A Bag’s LifeWyatt Knoell, Malcolm MosesThe Prairie School

Trailers

FILM TITLESTUDENTSSCHOOL
Corona StarsNia AmourEast Orange Recreational Center
The Last Resort TrailerBraedon RyleRandall K. Cooper High School
Finding InnocenceEliana D’Astici, Benjamin TurnquestHomewood Flossmoor Community High School