Watch the 13th Annual Phantoscope High School Film Festival!

But first, watch Annabelle’s Butterfly Dance, made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and starring Annabelle Moore.

The first known public film screening was held here  in Richmond, Indiana, in 1894.  The projector used was a Phantoscope, invented by Richmond native C. Frances Jenkins. Our festival is named after his device. The film shown was Annabelle’s Butterfly Dance.

Image of the Phantoscope from Scientific American 1896

And now, without further ado,

(Films are listed in alphabetical order)

“5 Pages” Directed by Niso Kapsalis, Fishers High School & J Everett Light Career Center, Indianapolis, IN *WINNER: BEST HOOSIER FILM*

“Best Dressed” Directed by Andrew Gerstenblatt, Barrington High School, Barrington, RI

“Cmd-Delete: Technology’s Effect on Democracy in 2020” Directed by Amar Karoshi, Jason Lin & Sara Yen, Harker School, San Jose, CA * WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY!*

“Dare Yourself” Directed by Kunwoo Kim, ‘Iolani School, Honolulu, HI * WINNER: BEST EDITING!*

“Diamond Game” Directed by Nolan Hieu Trifunovic, Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA *WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AND BEST FILM!*

“Instinct” Directed by Yinuo Wei, Tarbut V. Torah Community Day School, Irvine, CA *WINNER: BEST ANIMATED FILM!*

“Nomophobia” Directed by Colin Wang, University High School, Irvine, CA

“Potluck” Directed by Jared Goudsmit & Olivia Squires, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO *WINNER: BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE!*

“Static” Directed by Jackson Little, Viewpoint School, Los Angeles, CA

“The Tell Tale Heart” Directed by Kennedy Davis & Steve Gibson, Marion High School, Marion, IN *WINNER: BEST DEBUT!*

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