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.

2013 Winners

The Uhvengers
First Place, College Division
Director: Travis Diffenderfer


Stranger on a Bridge
First Place, High School Division
Director: Bryan Vacchio


Let's Dance
First Place, Open Division
Director: Sam Thomas

Bliss
Second Place, College Division and Writerr's Choice Award
Director: Whitney Upchurch


The Wrong Reasons
Third Place, College Division
Director: Brandon Montalvo

Too Old to Die Young
Director's Choice Award
Director: Holloway & Holloway

No Mother of Mine
Writer's Choice Award
Director: Asia Fountain


Other Winning Films