BIFF honors young filmmakers

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The seven films were picked out of 30 submitted, according to BIFF organizer Kelley Vickery.

The young directors will be honored at an awards ceremony Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Triplex Cinema.

FIRST PLACE

"Life Track" by Nick Federer from Monument Mountain High School.

There's a guy named Jim and he's in love with Jenny, but Jenny's in love with Bob and Bob hates Jim. Then Jim works up all his courage and asks her out and gets an affirmative.

Jenny turns out to be a witch, while Jim turns out to be a wizard. She turns Bob into a dog, has a duel with Jim, loses and is poofed out of existence!

SECOND PLACE:

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"Safety First" by Peter Iwasiwka from Mount Greylock High School.

This film has a Lego Star Wars theme

THIRD PLACE

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"No. 700" by Thomas Ciaburri from Berkshire Country Day School.

Three volunteer workers dedicated to their local homeless shelter are forced to undergo desperate measures in order to ensure the continuation of the shelter

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"Last Impression" by Andrew Boyce from Berkshire Country Day School.

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The film is about the painful process of coming to terms with the past.

"Calling All Techies" by Nick Federer from Monument Mountain High School

A group of high school techies find themselves late on the opening night of the show!

"The Forgot Box" by Annalise Clausen from Berkshire Country Day School.

A young teacher is inspired by her work with children and eventually revisits what she has attempted to forget own her own her past. Whether she resolves what she has left behind or not remains an open-ended question.

"Stickers" by Lizzy Steiner from Berkshire School.

What can you do with a bunch of stickers? Become a new person each day, that's what. Every day, Olivia plays stickers. She dresses up and puts on a sticker and she's different person. But when somebody doesn't recognize her, Olivia must come to terms with her own identity.


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