School Hosts Annual Film Festival

Select film students’ film projects were shown at this year’s LAHS Film Festival, held yesterday, Monday, April 20, in the Eagle Theatre.
The Film Festival ran from 7 to 9 p.m., though the films were also shown throughout the school day for teachers who wished to bring their students in to watch during class time.
The films chosen to be shown were “Project Mayhem” by Chris Mok, Josh Moller-Mara and Elbert Suen; “Queen of Hearts” by Neal Winterbotham, Cameron Kashani and Derek Koehler; “Schpezis and Hickies (and other avocado incidents)” by Jason DeMayo, Mike Coleman and Elior Ilishah; “The Other Side of the Coin” by Mandeep Chahal, Julia Duperrault and Nicky Chu; “Luminescence” by Kyle Grimm and Erzan Uygur; and “Bromance” by Bill Guo, Jonathan Hui and Gouichi Tanaka.
Many students enjoyed the films shown.
“I thought [the films] were really creative and you could tell people put a lot of work into it,” senior Kathy Tong said.
The films shown at the festival were all produced by LAHS film students. Out of the 15 total films made by various film students, the top 6 were voted into the festival.
The filmmakers also enjoyed the experience of participating in the Film Festival.
“[Making a film] was awesome,” senior Gouichi Tanaka said. “Honestly it’s not a simple task, but no doubt it is rewarding at the end. You get back what you put into it. I made some new bonds, it was just really fun, and it was great to see that people enjoyed watching it.”
“Schpezis and Hickies (and other avocado incidents)” placed first in the festival, winning the grand prize of $200. “The Other Side of the Coin” and “Project Mayhem” were awarded honorable mentions, winning $100 and $50, respectively.