2013 Winners

2013 Festival Recap Video


The Replacement – Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects

A gritty crime drama with a DEA agent gone bad, The Replacement took home four awards from the 2013 festival. Recent graduates James Dickinson, Eric Nystrom and Bill Parker demonstrated their cinematography and VFX skills.


Psychopomp – Best Comedy (Tie), Best Screenplay and Audience Choice

Life’s a challenge when you’re the elevator operator between Heaven and Hell. Psychopomp was the clear Audience favorite at the festival. Created by Jack Galbraith, Jonathan Wormgoor and Joel Plosz.


The Great Indoors – Best Comedy (Tie)

A germaphobe is pushed to his limit in this comedy by Annessa Mosier, Derahn Shields and Randy Bowen.


The Lone Stranger – Best Short Film

Director David Perkins produced this comedic short in his introductory film class.


Stranger – Best Drama and Best Liberal Arts-themed Film

Created by Cameron Hershberger, Paul Yoder and Don Schember, Stranger is a drama set in the Depression era. A wounded African-American shows up on the doorstep of a white family who needs to make some tough choices. Stranger was recognized by the Dean of the School for Liberal Arts as the film with the strongest Liberal Arts themes. Winner of a Gold Aurora Award.


Copy – Best Picture in the High School Competition

High school students Austin Yoder and Glenn Johnson produced this clever short with supportive crew of family and friends.


Media Communication Highlights Reel

See clips from some of our favorite Taylor films in this highlights reel.