Reagan Library Film Festival 2017

Today’s post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert.

 

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February means it’s time for the annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Student Film Festival in which we screen and recognize outstanding student-made documentaries.  The awards ceremony was held February 2, 2017 and without further ado, here are this year’s winning films.

Best Overall:  TIE!!!

Roosevelt and the USO by Shane P.R. Carlson and Hannah Newman

Primetime: John F. Kennedy and the Media by Mimi Cocquyt, Titan Teachman, and Sophia Berryhill

Best Story:

Tecumseh’s Curse by Katelyn Bauer

Best Editing:

Ford and Fear by Hannah Newman and Shane P.R. Carlson

Best Use of Historical Resources:

Little Boy and Fat Man:  President Truman Bombs Japan: Braeden,Sorbo, Casey Newton, Ethan Pederson

Most Inspiring:

The Woman, The Justice, The Impact, and the Man Who It Possible by Cobe Alvarez and Hannah Rosenberg

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The awards were presented by the Awards Ceremony Host Shay Yuval, Judge John Chavez, and the Festival’s Founder Mira Cohen.

Every year the film festival is a highlight of our educational programs.  We were overwhelmed with community support this year with over 140 guests in attendance, many of whom came from our young filmmakers’ schools to support their classmates.  Those interested in attending our summer Film This! film making workshop for students and entering next year’s film festival should email our Education Department at reaganeducation@nara.gov.  Next year, come walk the red carpet with us!

 

 

About Brett Robert

Brett Robert holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in History from Sonoma State University and a Master of the Arts in History from California State University Northridge.
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