Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Multimedia Technology students were recognized for their imaginative talents at the 19th annual Bucks Fever FilmFest, held Oct. 3 at C&N Bank on N. Main St., Doylestown.
FilmFest began in 1999 with the intention of adding a contemporary art form of growing interest in Bucks County – a film festival – to the 25-year-old Bucks Fever Celebration of the Arts Program. FilmFest would encourage and support the growth of a filmmaking community by providing a venue to view the works of area professional and student filmmakers.
The winning short film We Can Fix This from MBIT students not only won the High School – Narrative Film category this year, it also won last year for the 10-Day Challenge Award for original short film.
The students that collaborated on the film are Maya Long (director), Shamus Duffy (actor), Nalani McDonald (actor), Skylar Pinto (editor), Emma Kujath (co-writer/producer), Matt Musick (camera), Dario Adame (camera/co-writer), Zach Gehring (audio), Alex Bitters, Ian Kozlik and Sydney Nunn (poster).
Long, Adame, Kujath and Musick graduated from MBIT in June, but continue to receive praise for their work completed at MBIT in the 2018-2019 school year.
The Multimedia Technology winners are under the support and instruction of James Davey, who is an Emmy Award-winner. Davey joined the staff at MBIT in January 2015 to teach Multimedia Technology to students from Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock and New Hope Solebury School Districts.
The Multimedia Technology program offers high school students the opportunity to learn several types of media production while developing a full understanding of hardware, software and equipment necessary for delivering effective presentations for business, education and entertainment.