Loudoun County, VA (May 28, 2015) – Three students, enrolled in the television production and digital movie-making program at Monroe Technology Center (MTC) were selected as finalists in the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) Inaugural Film Festival.
The finalists will have their work screened at the Film Festival, scheduled to be held May 29th and 30th at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Selected in the commercial/PSA category were Christopher Consaul, a senior at Woodgrove High School, and Christopher Seager, a senior at Stone Bridge High School. Anastacia Phalen, a senior at Briar Woods High School, was selected as a finalist in the experimental category. All three students are enrolled in their second year of the television production & digital movie-making program.
The VHSL Film Festival judges have awarded state titles in five categories including: commercial/PSA, experimental, animation, documentaries and narratives. Eighty-eight students from across Virginia entered the festival competition with 36 chosen as finalists.
“I am very proud of the hard work and creativity displayed by these three students,” said Gary Hawke, MTC’s television production & digital movie-making instructor. “This is the first year Virginia has held a statewide contest to select the top video students. I’m lucky, as all 10 of my second-year students are extremely talented. They’ve all done well.”
Consaul will enroll in film studies at James Madison University next year. Seager was selected to attend Syracuse University’s television studies program and Phalen has been chosen by Boston’s Emerson University to be part of their film and television program.