March 15, 2019
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Two films were named the top winners at the 2019 Concordia Comedy Festival on March 15.
Films were submitted from around the Fort Wayne area, and the top high school and middle school entries were selected by film industry judges as the finalists. Films were judged on production value, editing, creativity, content, and overall quality. The first place winners received a GoPro camera. The “People’s Choice” award winner received a $25 Fandango gift card. A new category was also announced this year — the “Houston, We have a Problem” category. That winner also received a $25 Fandango gift card.
The top middle school winners are:
- First place: “BOB Ross: The Movie” by Maxwell Park, an eighth grader at St. Paul Lutheran School
- Second place: “Bless You” by Maxwell Park, an eighth grader at St. Paul Lutheran School
- Third place: “My STRANGE Roommate” by Maxwell Park, an eighth grader at St. Paul Lutheran School along with team member Evan Droste
The top high school finalists are:
- First place: “Cult Rap” by Brandon Hedges, a junior at Carroll High School
- Second place: “Blocked Website Memorial” by Drew Wiltberger, a senior at Carroll High School with team member Meghan Holt
- Third place: “ChargersOnly.com” by Amelia Cisna, a senior at Carroll High School along with team members Hayley Carter and Drew Wiltberger
The “People’s Choice” Award went to “Cult Rap” by Brandon Hedges, a junior at Carroll High School
The “Houston, We have a Problem” Award went to “Houston's Trip To The Dermatologist” by Luke Bieberich, a seventh grader at Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School along with team members Max Adair, Chris Faley and Noah Bieberich.
To learn more, visit www.ConcordiaComedyFestival.com.
Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Utilizing the most current technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, Concordia’s Media Arts students participate in a wide variety of projects that will help them develop an understanding of digital media. Students study narrative and documentary filmmaking, commercials, music videos and various forms of digital production. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.