Film Competition Winners

Each Spring, Lander University hosts its short film competition. The competition challenges high school, college and open division entrants to submit a completed film between three and five minutes long. The filmmakers only have a week to complete their films and they are required to use a prop and a line provided by competition coordinators to ensure that films were not part of a previous project. Many films are submitted each year, but in the end, only a handful of filmmakers find themselves at the top of the list. Take a look at some of the competition winners, and see what made them rise to the top.

2012 Winners

First Place, College Division
Director: Charles Roesner

Let's Play the Victim
First Place, High School Division
Director:Nathaniel LaGrone

I Think I Love Her
First Place, Open Division
Director: Greg Thomas

Wrong Number
Second Place, College Division and Writerr's Choice Award
Director: Russell Salter
(An extended version of this film is available on YouTube)

Take 5
Third Place, College Division
Director: James Neff

Going Home
Director's Choice Award
Director: Ty Grogan

Honorable Mention, Open Division
Director: Mike Blackwell

Honorable Mention, Open Division
Director: Jennifer Sansfacon

Other Winning Films