The following are various awards for Freestyle or Freestyle students
The Fifth Annual Bay Area Social Issues Documentary Film Contest (SI DocFest http://www.sidocfest.com/ ) was held at the Camera 12 Cinemas on Saturday, April 28, 2012. A panel of independent judges ranked 13 semi-finalist student films submitted by Bay Area schools. These judges were Blanche Araj-Shaheen, TV production professional and past host of KTEH's "Video I;" Dr. Felix Gutierrez, Professor of Journalism and Communication at USC Annenberg School; and Michael Whalen, Professor of Communication at Santa Clara University and independent television and film producer.
Adam Spencley - Santa Clara University: Scholarship = $12,000
Social Issues Documentary (SIDoc) Film Festival results on April 30th, 2011
Freestyle Senior student awards
Semi-Finalists whose organizations received $300:
Honorable mentions with $200 going to organizations in films by
The Terry McElhatton Memorial Award recognizes the dedication of an educator to the teaching of documentary filmmaking, as represented by the number of films submitted to the SI DocFest. It is named after its original winner and friend of the SI DocFest, the late Terry McElhatton. The winner this year was Sue Kefauver of Freestyle Academy, and a $1,500 award was presented to Freestyle Academy's video production program in Sue's honor.
More details on http://www.sidocfest.com
Official Press Release: http://www.sidocfest.com/images/PRESS_RELEASE_2011_FINALS.pdf
Alejandro Aguilar - University of California Santa Cruz: Scholarship = $12,000
Allyson Watanabe - Loyola Marymount University: Scholarship = $5,400 per year
Alyssa De la Vega - Seattle University: Scholarship = $9,000 per year
Andrew Haughey - Kalamazoo College: Scholarship = $32,000 along with $500 per year
Blake Bowers - California College of the Arts: Scholarship $28,000
Danielle Lorberbaum - Chapman University: Scholarship = $20,000 per year
Layla Kovacevic - Chapman University: Scholarship = $20,000 per year
Julia Mandeberg - University of Oregon: Scholarship = $20,000
Kamron Sherkat - University of Arizona: Scholarship = $4,000 per year
Rachel Wood - Loyola Marymount University: Scholarship = $6,400
Susie Reynolds - University of San Francisco: Scholarship = $19,000 per year
Zoe Maddalena - Cornish College of the Arts: Scholarship = $13,000
Irene Lee was awarded 2nd Place and $300 in the Digital Category at the 2010 Blue Coat Art Show with her piece titled "Surprise Pregnancy". Christian Armada was awarded 3rd Place and $100 in the Photography Category at the 2010 Blue Coat Art Show with his piece titled "Enlightened".
Raime Shah's "Criminal" Animation created with After Effects was awarded 1st place in the Short Film category and 2nd in the 'Ligne d'Or' Prize or Best In Show at the Inaugural FaultLine Animation Festival for South Bay Schools
Anna Sakoi - Laguna College of Art and Design: Scholarship $5,000
Karina Muranaga - New York University : Scholarship $8,000 per year
Kyle Laffey - Loyola Marymount University: Scholarship = $12,000 per year
Luc Delamare - Loyola Marymount University: Scholarship = $26,000 per year
Michaela Stewart - Chapman University : Dean's Scholarship $15,000 per year
Sena Absar - Menlo College: Scholarship $33,000
Zoe Maddalena's Junior Documentary Website about Romeo and Juliet at LAHS won Best Mixed Media at the 2010 California Media Festival
A Freestyle film by the 2008-2009 Junior student team of Natalie Hon and Emily Munoz with their Film "Art Works" WON 1st Place at the 2010 Social Issues Documentary Festival in San Jose on Saturday 2/6/10 where 300+ high school films were judged by an expert panel. "Art Works" received $10,000 which is to be distributed among the non-profit Imagine Bus Project profiled in the documentary, Freestyle Academy, and Natalie/Emily (in the form of a cash scholarship.) Other Freestyle students Jules Walton, Nati Rich with their film "Service to the World" also received Honorable Mention (6th place). [ Read more or watch our films ... ]
Freestyle Academy becomes an Apple Distinguished School
|2009 Nov||Eggs Have Dreams Too a Narrative Animation by Irene Lee and Raime Shah was awarded
1st Place at the 2009 Bay Street Animation Film Festival for films/animations under 2 minutes. The animation was created in the Fall of 2008 when Irene and Raime were Juniors. Irene and Raime received $250 each and $1000 was donated to Freestyle in their names.
Eric Cook received $100 from YoungArts National Foundation for the Advancment in the Arts for his film "Over the Cliffside" placing 16th out of over 400 submissions.
Senior Mary Dyer won $1000 for her art "Under The Shell" at the Blue Coat Art Show in Sunnyvale, CA.
"Jeremy" a Documentary Film by Junior Margaret Lewis was awarded 2nd place at the 2008 Social Issues Documentary Film Contest. The $5000 award was equally divided between the non-profit profiled in film, Margaret Lewis and Freestyle. Limited rights to the film were purchased by Hope Services for $2000 - this is why we can no longer post the film on our Freestyle website.
"No, Not That Kind of Mime" a Documentary Film by Junior Tanner Hanson andJunior Alix Kaufman was awarded 4th place at the 2009 Social Issues Documentary Film Contest. The non-profit documented in the film was awarded $1500.
Jose Ontiveros - California College of the Arts: Scholarship $5,000
Matt Leos - California College of the Arts: Scholarship $12,000
Michael "ElenaL Martinez - Knox College: Scholarship $4,000
Ben Mandeberg - University of California Los Angeles: Scholarship $4,000
Freestyle Academy presented with the City of Mountain View Mayor's Award and the Santa Clara County Board Of Supervisors Certifcate of Commendation
|2007 Feb||Freestyle Academy's 2006 Documentary Projects win the 2007 Rambus-KCI Innovation Award worth $5000.|