A team of high school students from the Arlington Career Center and Yorktown High School recently participated in the 72 Hour Film Festival in Frederick, Maryland. The Arlington team, known as The PUNishers, was one of 47 teams which participated in this years competition, 12 of which were student teams. As the title suggests, each team had only 72 hours in which to write, record, and edit an original film creation. Each year the festival comes up with a new theme for the competition which is announced during the Thursdays evening launch festivities of the competition. In this years competition, the festival gave the participating teams two pictures; the first picture had to be the teams first frame and the second had to be the last frame of their film. The rest was up to each teams ingenuity and creativity. Each film in the student competition could be no longer than 5 minutes and 30 seconds long.
The PUNishers, led by Jeremy Cannon and Charlotte Pence, submitted their film "Not Yet."
The film reflects a subject matter near to the hearts of many a high
school senior; the decision of whether to apply for college. In the
film, Abby, played by Maddie Richhart, must decide whether she will
leave her older brother, who took a job straight out of high school, and
her younger brother. The siblings' mother, in order to make ends meet,
is working long hours, leaving to Abby to care for the family.
PUNishers film was one of three films nominated for Best Student Film.
All nominated films were premiered Saturday evening Oct. 8 at the film
festival in the Weinberg
Center in Frederick, Maryland. The Student category included films by
both high school and college students. The category was won by a
Shot in Arlington, Virginia