Utah High School Film Festival Results

Story by Lindsey McMurdie and photos by Robyn Dunn.
Ms. McMurdie was named Teacher of the Year by the Film & Broadcast Coalition.

I am so excited to announce that we had our best year EVER at the Utah High School Film Festival. I've never known a more hard working and deserving group of students. Not only did they deserve it, but they earned it. It was a pretty cool experience for me to see the hours and hours they put into it and see the smiles on their faces as that was recognized at a state level.

We entered 8 categories and placed in 6 of them - three of those bringing home first place trophies! I was on the board for the festival and two of the directors were very impressed, recognizing that Maple Mountain was definitely 'on the map.'
Here are the results:FIRST - 6 Second Comedy - Ethan JonesSECOND - 6 Second Comedy - Cody ClowardFIRST - Short Film - Megan WarrenFIRST - Highlight Reel - Jaxon HalesSECOND - 48 Hour Shootout - Ethan Russell, Jake Suyak, Megan Warren, Ethan JonesTHIRD - Music Video - McKay KriserHONORABLE MENTION - Documentary - Donovan Kelly

Also, Ms. McMurdie was named the "Utah Teacher of the Year" for the Film & Broadcast Coalition.