Two Green Mountain College students took home awards for film projects at the second annual Vermont Freedom and Unity 2016 Film Contest.
In the arts and culture category for young adults, Martha Howe ’16 won first place for her film “Hunting & Fishing in Vermont.” The film features two Green Mountain College students sharing their experiences growing up hunting and fishing and the reasons why they love these activities so much.
In the young adult contemporary issues category, Andrew Woodman ’16 won second place for “Shame on Me,” a short film dramatizing the moral dilemmas faced by students surrounding issues of prejudice, and the tragedy of public shaming in the internet age. This is a repeat visit to the competition for Andrew, as he tied for first place in last year’s Freedom and Unity Film Competition for his film “Brewtopia,” a documentary of the microbrew industry which he produced with Russell Stone ’15.
Young people aged 14-30 from around Vermont submitted nearly 100 films to the competition.