FCS CCA FAME Pathway Students Win Multiple International Film Competition Awards
Students in the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy’s Film, Arts, Media & Entertainment (FAME) pathway participated in the 2020 Rome International Film Festival. The virtual competition had only three finalists in the student film category who were chosen. Two of the films from FAME were selected and awarded for their efforts. "This Is America", a documentary about students' perspective on racism today, took third place, while the zombie comedy "Blondes Save the World" was awarded second place.
The FAME junior class also competed in the Creativity Marathon 2020, an international film competition hosted by Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. Using the United Nations Sustainability Goals as inspiration, the competition challenged students to make a 3-minute film highlighting an issue plaguing our planet (poverty, hunger, gender inequalities, etc,) and propose a feasible solution. The competition involved students from the USA, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, and India. Over 650 films were submitted and each country had an overall winner and 5 honorable mention category winners. The USA produced 50 films for the contest and the FAME pathway received awards for Best Script for “Be Brave, Be Yourself” and Best Gender Equality Film for “Gender Inequalities”. The CCA was one of only three schools in the entire country to win multiple awards.
Anyone interested in watching these award-winning films should visit the FAME YouTube Channel HERE.
Story contributed by CCA FAME teacher Rick Williams.
"Blondes Save the World" film team pictured left to right: Yesmeen Khateb, Jordan Koenig, Paige Nix, Conner Arrington, and Giles Beasley.
“This is America” film team pictured left to right: Yuridia Bautista, Ashley Ahilon-Carrillo, Shania Chavez-Vasquez, Marla Lima-Jacinto, Cindy Chacon, and Katrice Ferrell. (Not pictured Makhia Williams)