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HIGHLIGHTS: December 2022 STUDENT Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Short Film: THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE
Best Direction: YOU NEVER DO
Best Cinematography: MAD GIRLS LOVE SONG
Best Performances: THE OVERSEAS CALL

Best Student Film: TEDDY HUGGER

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

THE OVERSEAS CALL, 15min., Drama, China


Directed by Nan (Alianora) Zou
Upon receiving a job offer in the United States, a Chinese international student is forced to make a choice between retreating to her familiar home and background or stiffly forging her first step towards individuality during a video call with her parents.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


MAD GIRLS LOVE SONG, 12min., Drama, USA


Directed by Athena Stuebe
Being a teenager is awkward. Super awkward. Having an older sister to mess up first makes it easier. But, when your sibling leaves you for college, you’re blind sighted by reality. Lydia, a ballerina who’s tied her bun a little too tight, has done her best to have ultimate control over everything around her thus far. In one drive, her ways of life are challenged by Bea, her 19 year-old sister. On their drive home from getting take-out, the girls realize they don’t click they way they used to. Bea is a stranger to Lydia.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


YOU NEVER DO, 14min., Drama, USA


Directed by Rachel Janzen
Elizabeth wakes up in an unfamiliar room full of sticky notes on the walls, tables, and every other surface. They contain directions on what to do wit her day until her husband arrives home. Tension between the two and a brief interaction with a stranger lead Elizabeth to believe that Rick, her husband, may have bad intentions.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE, 18min., Documentary, USA


Directed by Libby Roberts, Autumn Afton, Ella Rowland
Montana’s capitol, designed at the end of the 19th century, was intended to be the “people’s house,” uniting diverse interests across what was then just a territory to form the 41st state. But does it continue to live up to those principles today? Does it still speak to all Montanans? These student filmmakers present The People’s House, a documentary analyzing the past and present of the state Capitol to answer the question: who’s in and who’s out at the people’s house?

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


TEDDY HUGGER, 8min., USA, Fantasy

Directed by Maya Peters
Up way past her bedtime, a young girl overhears an argument between her parents occurring on the floors below. She hides in her bedroom closet until suddenly the door opens revealing her teddy bear who pulls her into a magical forest. Although the teddy bear’s imaginary world is entertaining, she can’t shake the feeling of her hidden fears. The girl has to confront her disturbing reality or otherwise, she cannot return to the real world.

Watch the Audience Feedback Video: https://www.wildsound.ca/videos/teddy-hugger-review

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