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Saturday, April 23, 2011

And the winner is....

Last weekend was Towson University's 3rd annual 72 Hour Film Festival. Myself and a group of 3 friends (Hector Khuon, Mairo Ferreira, and Tony Fazio) joined in to produce a short film 4-7 minutes long in a matter of 3 days. It was a sleepless weekend filled with frustration and anxiety for what was to come. However we got it done and made a film entitled Spiritus.

On Thursday we had the big premiere where all the groups got to show off their work. Entries dropped by about half this year since only 6 groups had a finished film to show where as last year there were about 13. Our film was played 5th and even through some glitches during playback it still looked really well done.

The audience voted for which film was their favorite and the judges did as well. After a ten minute break everyone sat back down for the announcement. In 3rd place was American Animals a film by Jeremy Tan and Sam Shank. In 2nd place was Charm City a film by Matlock Bobechko. Finally the first place winner........SPIRITUS! We jumped for joy running down to grab the trophy and take pictures!!!! After screaming and yelling the audience choice selection was made.....SPIRITUS! We were again taken back by this and came down yelling and screaming.

After all the hard work and everyone doing what they had to do and doing it great we took the fest and the audience choice! It was an honor, a priviledge, and a great moment to be recognized for making a great film.

Thank you all,
Daniel Hess

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