The American Film Institute has announced the two winners of its 1983 National Video Festival Student Competition.
Winning tapes were selected by a panel of judges that included producers, directors and others connected with the film and television industry.
Cindy Kleine of Boston’s Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts was a winner for the best tape in the fiction/experimental category, “Secrets of Cindy,” a personal 15-minute piece comparing an adolescent’s view of love and relationships with that of herself as an adult.
Adam Bleibtreu and Shari Cookson of the University of Southern California won in the non-fiction category with “Gunshot,” a 25 minute documentary exploring the physical and emotional traumas suffered by gunshot victims.
AFI, with co-sponsor Sony Corporation of America, will present its festival Sept. 22-25 at the AFI campus in Los Angeles, followed by a two-day reprise at Washington D.C., Kennedy Center Oct. 22 and 23. Winning tapes will be screen at the festivals.
Prizes include Sony Video production and post-production equipment, which will be awarded to the three winners as well as to their educational institutions.
The Indianapolis Star
Transcribed by: S Cookson