Three students, from Texas, Los Angeles and the United Kingdom, received awards in the 2016 competition. The Student Certificate winners were:
Tyler Driskill, Driskill Films, Austin, Texas, for “Good Luck Bub,” about a “boneheaded bank robber” who ends up stuck with a strange girl. The cast included Jill Bailey and Zack Scott. Driskill studied at the Art Institute of Austin. His website is www.driskillfilms.com
Guan Xi, a master of fine arts graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, won for “Mandala,” a film about Tibet, love, death and reincarnation. She is a native of Beijing. Read an interview with her at https://cinema.usc.edu/news/article.cfm?id=15211
Yan Zhang, United Kingdom, for “The Flavor of the Moon,” a story of a rejected lover who finds his way back to her heart through the moon. The writer was Na Zhao. Yan, a language student at International House, London, showed her film in the short film section at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. See her experience there at http://www.ihlondon.com/news/2016/ih-london-student-show-film-at-cannes/
The 2016 competition delivered 146 awards, including 10 Gold Camera, 36 Silver Screen, 88 Certificates for Creative Excellence and the student awards.