FOXTALK Winter 2014 - page 12

12 Winter 2014
students win
competition in
Lake Placid
A team of Marist College students won
the “Sleepless in Lake Placid” filmmak-
ing competition with their seven-minute
film, Allure. The team—Marissa Aiuto,
Nick Homler, Jeff Scott, and Ali Read—
triumphed over teams from Syracuse
University, the Rochester Institute of
Technology, and Hobart and William
Smith Colleges. “Sleepless in Lake
Placid” is part of the Lake Placid Film
Forum held every June, and sponsored
by the Adirondack Film Society.
“Sleepless in Lake Placid” requires
students to write, shoot, edit, and deliver
a 5 to 9 minute film in twenty-four hours.
Teams must also incorporate certain pre-
determined “elements” that relate each
film to Lake Placid culture. Elements
change every year but always reference
Lake Placid’s outdoor sporting tradition
and Olympian heritage. Marist has par-
ticipated in the competition since 2011.
A panel of industry judges awarded
Allure the Robin Pell Award for Best Film,
named for the late Robin Pell, a founding
member of the Adirondack Film Society.
Marist’s entry also garnered the Best
Actor and Best Actress awards for its two
leading performers, Chris LaFountain
and Jessica Marshall.
Each member of the Marist team was
given a certificate plus a cash prize. The
faculty sponsor was Jeff Bass of the
Media Arts Department.
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