Reel Time Sylvania

. June 4, 2013.

The Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC) hosted the first ever Tree City Film Festival the weekend of April 12 & 13. On Friday, April 12, 15 short films submitted by area K-8 grade students were viewed at Southview High School. Velociraptor Virus, created by Sophie Muir and Grace Cappellini won the judge's award. How to Raise a Bunny, The Real House Kids of Sylvania, and Supernatural Seekers won the three audience choice awards that night. On April 13 the submissions for the "50 Hour Film Challenge" were viewed at the Train Barn in the Sylvania Historical Village. A group of students from the University of Toledo was a big winner with their film The Present Hunt, which earned the judge's "Best Student Team Entry" award and was chosen as the audience’s favorite film. The Trust was selected for the judge's "Best Overall Entry" in the non-student category and a team from Whitmer High School won the Audience Choice Award for Love on Hold, a musical short. The winning films were selected by a panel of judges which included radio personality Michelle Zepeda, singer Ellie Swisher, and Nick McGill (NBC 24) and the audience was able to vote for their favorite submissions. All entries, including the winners, are viewable at TreeCityFilmFestival