The 2008 festival screening and award ceremony took place on February 29 in Stoddard Hall Auditorium at Smith College. View a list of winners, including clips of some of the work from the 2008 festival.
In My Genes: Best of Festival and Best Documentary
Lupita Nyong'o, Hampshire College
What is it like to be “white” in a “black” world? How does it feel to be a member of one of the most hypervisible and yet invisible groups of people?
Big Toy Problems: Best Animation and Best of Amherst
Jeffrey Dalessandro, Amherst College
A spontaneous stop-motion misadventure.
One Day: Best Dance on Camera
Margaret Piacenza, Smith College
One Day looks at one person's journey through an imaginative, sonic landscape where the act of listening bears witness to the difficulty in quieting one's heart.
Personae: Best Narrative
Schuyler T. Kelly, Hampshire College
Pentimento:Repentance: Best Experimental
Xander Points-Zollo, Hampshire College
Following Jake: Best of Hampshire
Following Jake is a coming of age story about a young African American inner-city male coming to terms with his sexuality in a hostile home.
Garbageman: Best of Mount Holyoke
A stop-motion adventure to the tunes of The Cramps: It is just about garbage.
Scratch of Death: Best of UMass
Two worlds battle between the screen.
Neshomeleh: Best of Smith
In a story about the endurance of love, an old man prepares for a picnic.