"Bike Cops" Wins Jury Award at AHA Film Festival


Published on March 9 2013 11:37 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The comedy "Bike Cops" won the Jury Award as Best Picture at the AHA Film Festival Friday night at Effingham High School.

The 9th Festival featured 28 short films produced by students from the Multimedia, Animation and Video Production programs at EHS.  The award winners were selected by a panel of judges from as away as St. Louis who judged the works earlier.  Trent Barnhart and Taylor Fatheree collaborated on "Bike Cops", a work about a pair of police officer wannabes.

The Cinematography Award went to "I Can't Sing, But I Got Bling", produced by Taylor Fatheree and Katelyn Workman.  It featured a rapper and his posse (think Eminem and D 12) acknowledging that, while he's no Adele, he has the look down cold. 

Haley Fatheree won the Best Actor Award for "Picture Perfect", a comedy about a student who wakes up late on a school day and freaks when she realizes it's "Picture Day" at school.  Hijinks ensue.

Cynthia Barnes won the Animation Award for "Crow Brings Daylight", a work based on an Inuit folk tale that explains why the Inuit people spend half the year in shadow and half the year in sunlight.

The Peoples Choice Award winner, chosen by the Thursday and Friday audiences, was "Who's That Girl?" by Andrew Glaspy and Kyle Lustig, edging out by three votes "Picture Perfect" by Ashely Jamerson.

The Friday night show sold out, leading to the addition of a Thursday night show for the first time. 

Joe Fatheree and Charlie Huber are the instructors of the Multimedia, Animation and Video Production programs at EHS.