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Valley's young filmmakers honored

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Narrative shorts, animation, music videos and documentaries were all on the card April 29 as participants in the Young Filmmakers Competition were honored at the Ojai Art Center. Screenings of all entries were followed by an awards ceremony and reception in the Art Center gallery.
“We showed 31 films, although one of them was out of competition because it arrived late,” said Ojai Film Society (OFS) board member and competition organizer Kitty Winn. “The judges enjoyed it so much, we decided we had to show it.”
This year's $500 grand prize went to “A Flawless Guide on How to Skateboard,” by independent student filmmaker Caden Ghen. “'A Flawless Guide' is not flawless,” remarked judge Stuart Crowner, “but it's close. It succeeds not because of all the clever editing and shooting tricks, but because it tells a simple story — with a beginning, a middle and an end.”

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