A short film created by Shinsuke Mikame, Robert Trotter, Holly Leonhardt, and Julian Quinn has just been selected as the winner of the most recent WatchMECreate video challenge, a contest open to all students in Maine. This particular challenge was called “Watch Me Use the Arts”, and FA’s winning entry centered around the painting of a mural in the school’s Business Office. Mikame, Tina Li, Emily Yang, Leonhardt, and Phuong Dang (pictured above) were the artists. Mikame was the driving force behind the entire project.
Each filmmaker will receive an iPod Nano, and the group will also receive $500 to support their vision of how Foxcroft Academy can use the arts to further student learning. This is back-to-back victories for students from FA. Last spring Alex Clark won WatchMECreate’s “Watch Me Teach” challenge with his short film about graffiti.
The prize-winning film will be shown Saturday night at Dover-Foxcroft’s first annual Community Film Festival, which will begin at Center Theatre at 7 pm.