Maria Alvarez

At the conclusion of the festival, judges vote on the special recognition awards — Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Most Inspirational, Critics’ Choice.

2017 Specialty Award Winners

Award Film Student Name(s) School
Best of Show Torn Cole Marvin and Peyton Krel Mason High School
Best Cinematography Pont de Mort Max Kaplan, Christian Gentryl Ohio Connections Academy
Best Screenplay Seasonally Challenged Henry Czerwonka Ohio Connections Academy
Most Inspirational Razzle Dazzle Drew Poschner St. Edwards High School

 

2016 Specialty Award Winners

Award Film Student Name(s) School
Best of Show Regret Dean Parker and Sam Smith Loveland High School
Best Cinematography I Heard the Bells Johnny Schaffstein, Coleman Sweeney, Conner Hodge, Graham  Merten, Cason Wall Covington Catholic High School
Best Screenplay Fous De Mer Abigail Clark The Seven Hills High School
Most Inspirational After the Blitz Henry Czerwonka

2015 Specialty Award Winners

Award Film Student Name(s) School
Best of Show The Waiting Game Maria Alvarez Beachwood High School
Best Cinematography Carrie’s Wish Maria Alvarez Beachwood High School
Best Screenplay Frank Lloyd Wright: Leadership and Legacy Daniel Perrea Mercy Montessori
Most Inspirational I Am Urban Art Stages For Youth Stages For Youth

 

2014 Specialty Award Winners

Award Film Student Name(s) School
Best of Show License to Love Kay Vermeil, Sam Rosenstiel, Madison Hoffpauir Highlands High School
Best Cinematography Potential is Power Katie Geraci Saint Ursula Academy
Best Screenplay Best Friends No More Michael French, Andrew French Taylor High School
Most Inspirational Be A Voice! Megan Spiegel Badin High School

 

2013 Specialty Award Winners

Award Film Student Name(s) School
Best of Show Stranded – MC Edition Jacob Logeman Indian Hill High School
Best Cinematography Prescription Drug Abuse Ryan Salamone, Joey Campisano Taylor High School
Best Screenplay Contrition Zoe Cheng, Sophie Leung-Wolf (with Olivia Kmitta, Allen Leung-Wolf, Casey Machenheimer, Claire Bowman, and Charlie Tekulve) Walnut Hills High School
Most Inspirational Beyond What The Eyes Can See Bryan Hatcher, India Ballew, Maya George, LaRenda Nelms, Wilson Harris, Margan Harris, Aaryn Barnes, Chez’ Gray STEM Hughes High School