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 two weeks to complete their films and they are required to use a line provided by Hollywood screen writers 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.

2014 Winners

Help Yourself
First Place, College Division
Director: Travis Diffenderfer

A Carolina Student
First Place, High School Division
Director: Blair Harmon

Love Hurts
First Place, Open Division
Director: Sam Thomas

The Savior
Second Place, College Division
Director: John McCants

Third Place, College Division
Director: Gregory Herzog

Fourth Place, College Division
Director: Kevin Baggett

Director's Choice Award
Director: Russell Salter

How to Date Americans
Writer's Choice Award
Director: Jennifer Sansfacon

Other Winning Films