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This past Thursday, after school “flicks, friends and fun” was the motto of the Commons as they held the third annual Niles North Film Fest.

For those who may not know, NN has been hosting an end-of-year film festival since 2017, helmed by Film Club and led by the club’s sponsor, Jason Mormolstein.

For the festival, students submit cinematic craftings of up to 10 minutes in length, and a committee of judges then gathers to watch each submission and vote on the best. All of the submissions are then screened for the public, and the winner is subsequently announced.

In this year’s iteration, a reported number of around 40 people saw nine short films — the most the festival has ever received.

The films ran a vast array of genres from the documentary to the experimental to the music-based, but ultimately freshman Matt Small’s animation The Mailman’s Replacement was chosen as the winner and recipient of this year’s grand prize: an AMC Theatres gift card.

Keep an eye out next spring when submissions open for the fourth Film Fest! To be plugged into a community of Viking filmmakers, be sure to come to Film Club, Fridays after school in the Broadcasting Room (room 1335)!

Featured image courtesy of Film Club

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