May 10, 2017
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Two films were named the top winners at the second annual Concordia Comedy Festival on April 28.
Films were submitted from around the Fort Wayne area, and the top 15 high school films and the top five middle school entries were selected by six film industry judges as the finalists. Films were judged on production value, editing, creativity/content, and overall quality.
The top middle school winners are:
- First place and Comedy category winner: “Kid-Napped” by Maxwell Park, sixth grader at St. Paul’s Lutheran School
- Second place: “4 Types of Pokemon Go Players” by Maxwell Park, sixth grader at St. Paul’s Lutheran School
- Third place: “Spy Girl” by Sophie Schuller, sixth grader at Central Lutheran School
- Honorable mention and Action/Suspense/Thriller category winner: “Dolly” by Sophie Schuller, sixth grader at Central Lutheran School
- Honorable mention: “Disaster At a Cooking Show” by Gram Johnson and his team, Collin Long, Callie Hoover, Isaac Andrus, Dane Shaffer, Carlie Gongaware, Justin Koenig, Andrew Chlebek and Joe Rodriguez, students at Central Lutheran School
The top high school finalists are:
- First place and Animation category winner: “EPIC COMBAT SHOWDOWN” by Logan Krinn, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Keegan Jennings, Johnny Min, Nathaniel Witmer, Tyler Brown and Rondyson Georges
- Second place and Comedy category winner: “Behind the Music with Motorola Harry” by Emily Mix, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Cameron Mowrer and Harrison Smith
- Third place and Documentary category winner: “Lutheran Foundation Outgoing Board Members” by Brent Fugate, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School
- Honorable mention: “Driver's Ed” by Audrey Kruse, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Abbie Oetting and Madison Shannon
- Honorable mention: “Reviews with Brent” by Brent Fugate, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Cameron Mowrer and Ron Frank
To see the winning films, 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.