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2011: Narrative Category

Narratives are scripted films using actors to tell a story. This year's narrative winners included a love story, a silent film, a war movie, the birth of a new robot, a child in prison, and the story of a special place.





FIRST PLACE, HIGH SCHOOL

"More Than Meets the Eye" | Deirdre Braun, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
This tender film looks at the human need for togetherness and companionship through unlikely eyes.






SECOND PLACE, HIGH SCHOOL

"The Things They Carried" | Dan Frantz, Downingtown West High School
This adaption of the book by Tim O'Brien explores the horrors of war.




THIRD PLACE, HIGH SCHOOL

"Breaking the Mold" | Myranda Mallenbaum, Upper Dublin High School
This romantic film highlights the need to break from the routine of everyday life to find what is missing.









FIRST PLACE, MIDDLE SCHOOL

"Spark of Life" | Kris Theorin, PA Leadership Charter School
In this stop-motion feature, a robot comes to life and attempts to return home.






SECOND PLACE, MIDDLE SCHOOL

"A Prisoner's Life" | Gabe Altopp, Colonial Middle Schoo
A tormented look at the psychological trauma of being trapped and imprisoned, both in a physical and mental space.






THIRD PLACE, MIDDLE SCHOOL

"A Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name" | Celijah Cook, Positive Minds
An intriguing, thoughtful look at the pressures of growing up in the city and the importance of building community.