Welcome to the 2021
Beyond the Peaks

Congratulations to all our student filmmakers who submitted entries to the 2021 Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival – our panel had some truly amazing films to judge! Below you can watch the top three films in each category of this year’s festival: Drama, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Public Service Announcement (PSA), and Trailer.

If you are having trouble playing the embedded films, you can watch the full festival playlist on YouTube.

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Student Film Festival

Best in Show & Best Drama

"Ordinary" by Amelia Silvestro

Drama Finalists

"The Way He Flies" by Ellrose Hanlon

"Absolution" by Amelia Silvestro

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Best Animation

"Life is Like a Lime" by Lauryn Alston

Animation Finalists

"Climatic Catastrophe" by Wilden Bruce

"Heartbreaker" by Mackenzie Burnett

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Best Comedy

"The Adventures of Mop Man and Bucket Boy"
by Aaron Collins, Billy LaPierre, and Amanda Woods

Comedy Finalists

"Birds Aren't Real" by Libby Gillis and Ruby Ladue

"The Cat That Was Always There"
by Cdknight Productions

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Best Documentary

& Winner of the AdkAction Project Award

"The Bee Conundrum" by Aidan Helfant

Documentary Finalists

"The Sweet Sugar Process" by Natalie Butterfield

"Pandemic in a Small Town" by Hayley Denis

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Best Public Service Announcement

"Do You Miss It?" by Cdknight Productions

Public Service Announcement Finalists

"Do You Want to Be That Guy?" by Hayley Denis

"Surviving the Darkness" by Mackenzie Burnett

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Best Trailer

"The Scrapbook" by Jacob French

Trailer Finalists

"The Traitor in My Dreams" by Mackenzie Burnett

"Trailer for Birds Aren't Real"
by Libby Gillis and Ruby Ladue

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Awards Ceremony Show

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Thank you to our leading sponsor

Special thanks to Lake Placid Institute for supporting and building this event to reach even more students this year.