This year marks the first time that the Arizona Student Film Festival was featured as part of the Phoenix Film Festival, putting up-and-coming filmmakers right next to the professional entrants. The students did not disappoint.
With about 13 of the filmmakers in the audience during the March 28 screening, the crowd enjoyed 20 short films ranging from action to romance created by grade school through high school students. After the viewings, awards for each age level were handed out, including a Best Overall Film award and $1,000 scholarship.
While all the films were commendable and it wasn't clear exactly what criteria the films were judged on, it seemed like the judges were a little off the mark with their winner selections.