Southern Students Win Seven Awards at Sonscreen Film Festival
During the Sonscreen Film Festival in April 2022, film production students in Southern Adventist University’s School of Visual Art and Design made a good showing. Seven Southern students won seven awards: Best in Fest, Best in Drama, Best in Documentary, Best in Comedy, Best in Art Experimental, Jury Selection, and Audience Choice.
Michaela Hounslow, a senior, felt humbled to receive the highest award, Best in Fest, and credits her film crew for their perseverance throughout the process.
“Making films is a vulnerable, exhausting process, and when that work is rewarded, it’s a special kind of encouragement,” Hounslow said. “Stories have preserved our thoughts, ideas, fears, and hopes for generations, and I’m honored to be a part of that tradition.”
The Sonscreen Film Festival provides young filmmakers with an opportunity to showcase their purposeful, relevant productions centered on social awareness, outreach, and uplifting entertainment. This year 23 Southern film students attended the festival, held at the Loma Linda University Church in Loma Linda, Calif. While Southern students have been attending the festival for almost 20 years, this year’s group was the largest.
“I’m so thankful my students got the chance to share their hard work with peers and industry professionals,” said Nicholas Livanos, associate professor of film at Southern. “We’re coaching the next generation of Christian filmmakers.”
Southern Adventist University | June 2022