The aroma of popcorn and chatter of excitement filled the halls of Youngsville High School on Thursday, March 27, along with community members and one ecstatic art club.
It was the YHS Art Club's Film Festival, which is planned to be an annual even.
The unique student and/or faculty-created films were judged by a selection of jurors, and after the showing, attendees were invited to vote for their favorite to win the People's Choice Award.
Film fest students
From left in the front row are Jessica Jameson, Tyler Lehman, Samantha Tome. From left in the back row are Noah Carlson, Bryce Sherrard, Karri Baker, Emily McChesney, Trevor Flinn, Julie Jameson, Piper Olson, Elyssa Horn, Kristie Wagner, Kennedy Walters, Andrew Lalwani, Mitchell Wilcox, Samantha Head, David Johnson, Aubree Hendrickson, Ryon Kellog, Katie Hecei, Bryan Maynard. Missing from the photo are Mackenzie Rugar and Michaela Ling.
The winner of this award was presented to the film Moll Murder. Third place was awarded to a film titled Mean Girls Meets Pitch Perfect, a combination of two popular teen movies that will have you quoting along: "Do you even go here?"
Struggle Buggy was the second place winner, which was one history class's witty take on events of the Prohibition Era.
The big winner of the night was a documentary depicting one high school senior's journey to find the perfect college: A Trip to American University.
The goal of the Film Fest was to encourage creativity within the school and to share these talents with the community. And, based on the success of Thursday night, that goal had been achieved.
Now that the event has lifted off, YHS's Art Club already has big plans for next year and would like to thank the event's sponsors all those in attendance.