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High school students in Grand Strand win SC film-maker's contest

An image from Allen's film, The Sharpest Sense. (Source: YouTube). An image from Allen's film, The Sharpest Sense. (Source: YouTube).
An image from a scene in Collin's film, The One. (Source: YouTube). An image from a scene in Collin's film, The One. (Source: YouTube).

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Two high school students in the Grand Strand are winners of the 2015 Young Filmmaker's Project.

According to officials, the project is run by the Film Office at the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and Trident Technical College.

Azure Allen, a home-schooled student from Conway won first place for her film, The Sharpest Sense. The project was filmed at Table Rock State Park. Christopher Collins, a home-schooled student from Pawleys Island won third place in the competition for his film, The One. Collins filmed at the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. The winners were given cash prizes, trophies, and their films were screened at April's Charleston International Film Festival.

“We are so proud that we have been able to show off the dynamic young film-making talent we have in South Carolina who tell stories about their experiences at state parks,” said Tom Clark, of the South Carolina Film Office. Allen and Collins were accompanied by one other winner and two students who received honorable mentions. The winners were determined by judges and public voting. There were several short film entries submitted in the contest, officials say.

Contest entries were required to be from 30 seconds to two minutes long. The film had to tell a story, and be filmed in a SC state park.

Click here to see Allen's entry, and here to view Collin's entry. 

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