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Two Lycoming students earn awards at film festival

Two Lycoming students earn awards at film festival

Tim Vasey and Emily Rupe earn awards at Film Festival.

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Tim Vasey, a senior digital communications major from Lewisburg, Pa., and Emily Rupe, a senior photography and printmaking major from Wrightsville, Pa., took home two of the four awards announced at Lycoming College’s 9th annual Student Film and Video Festival on April 19.

Vasey earned the Tom Woodruff Jr. Grand Jury Prize for his narrative, “Needed.” The grand prize is awarded to the best submission by a Lycoming College student. Woodruff, a Williamsport native and Academy Award winner, is a special effects artist and actor who has worked on films such as “Terminator” and “Aliens.”

Rupe won the Best Animation award for her film, “Born Out of This.”

The award for Best Narrative or Documentary went to Christopher Frank from Point Park University for his narrative film, "Grand Theft." The award for Best Experimental went to Ryan Bender from Temple University for "Young Lady, You're Scaring Me," which was a music video featuring music by Ron Gallo.

More than 35 undergraduate students from Pennsylvania schools from around the state submitted work. Eleven of those submissions, including the prize winners, were shown at the festival.

Submissions for the festival were juried by Leah Bedrosian Peterson, associate professor of digital media communication at Lycoming; Jim Dougherty, manager of instructional technology at Penn College; and Ceaphas Stubbs, assistant professor of photography at Lycoming College.

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