Examples of this teamwork that really stood out were the two big award winners of the festival. Guion, directed by Sagi Kahane-Rapport, and winner of Best Cinematography, Best Production, Best Directing, and Best Screenplay at the awards portion of the evening, brought a variety of creators on stage to accept each award and thank their fellow graduates for their help and support.
The Magic Lantern, written and directed by Youp Zondag, and winner of Best Editing and Best Production Design, felt equally as ambitious of a production in scale. Stop-motion animated using 3D printed puppets and punctuated with musical numbers, many students worked over many hours to construct the immersive, sometimes macabre, carnival world.
We are excited to see what new, hopefully equally ambitious content, comes from this graduating class.