International High School Competition

Saturday, April 21 -- 7:30 pm 
6:30 pm Red Carpet Dessert Reception
CoHosted by
Rob Pileckis, Prairie Center for the Arts
and Special Guest Cohost Shane Madej, Buzzfeed



Historical Drama, 9 min, 59 sec.

Directed by: Malcolm Silver-Van Meter

Written by: Malcolm Silver-Van Meter

Thetford, VT

Agincourt" follows two Jewish-American soldiers stationed in Northern France in 1944. The film plays out in a series of vignettes, much of the narration drawn directly from Shakespeare's play.

Experimental, 3 min. 56 sec.
Directed by: Sophia Wang
Markham, Ontario, Canada


Are you, you? The film shows the journey within one's self to answer that question, using visual metaphors and ghostly figures.

In the Trees
Horror, 8 min.
Written and Directed by: Will Nordstrom
Los Angeles, CA

A young man struggles with the space between the domestic magic of childhood and the sometimes unbearable wilderness of adulthood.


Jasmine Stung
Drama, 5 min.
Written and Directed by: Partho Gupte
Mumbai, India


A 10 year old child worker trying to sell jasmine flower strings on a hot and busy Mumbai street, in the hope of getting his little sister her first meal of the day.


Old Bloo
Comedy, 9 min. 59 sec.
Written and Directed by: Jack Nordstrom
Los Angeles, CA


Idaho teenagers starting an unconventional rock band in their garage are put to the test when hardships arise.

Drama, 3 min. 37 sec.
Directed by: Julia Bhansali
Written by: Julia Bhansali and Maddie Gall
Madison, MS


In 1944 one woman is forced to face the harsh realities of war and experience the true meaning of solitude.


Still Love
Thriller, 4 min. 46 sec.
Directed by: Alexander Puga and Monica Matute
Written by: Alexander Puga
Miami, FL


After attending constant unsuccessful therapy sessions, a young woman struggles to understand why she would be forced by her parents to get help over a relationship her sister had. 


Animation, 9 min. 20 sec.
Written Directed by: Thomas Kim
Concord, MA


A modern woman remembers her wretched, toy-giving grandmother in this dark, fantasy animation.


Local Films
Also on the program... films from the Friday's Local Fest which have advanced to the International program.

Selected films will be announced at Screen Test Local Fest on Friday, April 20.


All filmmakers will attend to represent their films, either in person or via live internet video call. 

To be awarded:
Best in Show - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $100
Achievement in Writing - $100
Highest Production Values - $100
Audience Award - $100


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