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2005 WINNERS!!

Best of Fest Award

The Bird Maker
Produced by Cheikh Darou Seck

This is a documentary film about the artist MAMADOU TALL DIEDHIOU, created by filmmaker Cheikh Darou Seck from Senegal.

Large (20 MB) - 5 Minutes

1st Place - Professional

Cookie Girl in the Hot Zone
Produced by Skip Blumberg

A post-9/11 portrait of a young girl who baked and served cookies to the workers coming and going to the World Trade Center site.

Special MY HERO Award
Jemma, the cookie girl

Large (27.8 MB) - 4:31 Minutes

1st Place - Amateur

Molly Bannaky: A History of Black and White
Produced by Isabel Eccles/Joel Frenzer

A unique animated film created for 5th and 6th grade students from Cambridgeport School. It gives a creative take on the history of Black and White. Producer: Isabel Eccles, Director: Joel Frenzer. This film has Part 1 and Part 2. (Cambridge, MA)

MY HERO Teacher Award
Isabel Eccles & Joel Frenzer

Large (18 MB) - 5 Minutes

1st Place - Student

Produced by Peter Bertoli

Disposition is a short film which explores a series of fractured images in both the visual and animation medium. The arrangement, positioning and distribution of these images are meant to evoke an emotional reaction by the viewer.

Large (10 MB) - 3:27 Minutes

2nd Place - Professional

Global Tribe- Visit to Robben Island
Produced by Kathy Eldon, Co-producer Amy Eldon

Large (16 MB) - 5:07Minutes

2nd Place - Student

Ellie Wen
Produced by Madeline Jacobs

A short Documentary about a young girl who inspires others to make a difference.

Special MY HERO Award - Ellie Wen

Large (19 MB) - 5Minutes

Special Jury Award - Tori Degen

Make A Wish
Produced by Jamie Hancock, Olivia Van Slyke & Katie Rabun

Tori, a two time cancer survivor, volunteers with charity organizations.

Large (19 MB) - 5 Minutes

MY HERO Teacher Award
Carol Ann McGuire

Get A Clue
Produced by Carol Ann McGuire/Sean Landgraf

Mrs. McGuire's class of K-6 blind and visually impaired students focus on their "abilties" rather than their "disabilities."

Large (20 MB) - 5 Minutes

Special MY HERO Award
Andrea Collins

Angel On Earth
Produced by Dana Hutchinson, Courtney Mayo, Claire Rubel

This story examines the life of a young 16 year-old girl named Andrea Collins, who fought stage four breast cancer for more than 10 months.

Large (17 MB) - 5 Minutes

Special MY HERO Award
Tania Trepanier

Blue Angel
Produced by Wendy Milette

A memorial montage of Tania Trepanier, a filmmaker, dancer, artist, activist, scholar and lover of life.

Large (20.8 MB) - 5.00 Minutes

Special MY HERO Award
Rashid Peters

Rashid Peters: Peace Activist & Music Hero
Produced by Jeanne and Tony

A portrait of Rashid Peters, a peace activist and music hero from Sierra Leone. This interview was taped during the 2004 iEarn Conference in Kosice, Slovakia.

Large (20 MB) - 3.28 Minutes

Special MY HERO Award
Mattie Stepanek

Mattie Stepanek
Produced by Nathan Smith

A short animated tribute to poet hero Mattie Stepanek. The soundtrack features the St. Paul's Episcopal Day School choir singing a song inspired by one of Mattie's poems.

Large (3.4 MB) - 00:31 Minutes