Tuesday, August 24, 2010

and the winner is. . . . . .

The Plants and Pillars Film Festival!

Last week, we attended an absolutely extraordinary event, planned and executed by this remarkable 16-year old young woman. . . . . . . . 
. . . with the help of her family and friends.    Jessica Pritchett had a big, big vision.  She pulled together a film festival, complete with 16 entrants, a panel of judges, awards, and a crowd of over 150 in attendance!

 Yurii was asked to open the evening with a few remarks.  He was compelling as he encouraged the audience to think about the purpose for their filmmaking:  The purpose - Is it noble?  The form - Is it excellent?  The content - Is it true?

Next we were treated to brief clips from each of the entrants.  After the clip, the cast & crew of each film came up for recognition.  Here's the cast of Uncovering Truth (well, the ones that could make it that night!),  gathered on stage.

The moment we all were waiting for. . .the awards!

After watching those clips, I don't know how the judges were able to make any decisions.  There were some pretty unbelievable films entered!  

It was just like the Academy Awards. . . .well, kind of.  Minus the designer gowns and bad jokes.  But we had many different award categories:  Best Scenery, Best Director. . . .you get the idea.  And just look who won Best Actress!

Yes, Emily.  Our Emily!  She played "Charlotte", the lead female in Uncovering Truth.  I only wish I had a quick camera for her reaction when her name was called. . . priceless!

Then the big award.  Best of Festival. . . . . 

Uncovering Truth!

A stunner!  We were fully expecting a different film to win.  Really!  It was such an exciting and happy moment for our family:

 And another one of my favorite shots - two girls, passionate about serving their Lord through the medium of film.

What a great night!  When I think about all that went into making it happen. . . .there are only two words I can think of:

Congratulations, Jessica!
(and I think she'd like me to add a few more. . . . . yes, I will call your mother to schedule a dinner!)


M. Ann said...

That's exciting and impressive all around! WOO-HOO!'s for everyone! :)

Can we schedule a special viewing?

Honey Bee said...

Whoa! :) Congratulations to your kids...and to you proud parents!

Green Gardening Family said...

Thank you Mrs. Henriques!!1 That was SO sweet. I loved reading it. And I loved the note on the end!!!


The Cains said...

Wow! Congratulations to your girls! How exciting! P.S. Heather- your blog is VERY inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

That is outstanding and amazing. Congrats to your family for their success and to Jessica for a job well done. How exciting!

Athena said...

What a great day for everyone! Keep up the great work! :-)