Chinese, Spanish and French language students combined their skills in the arts and sciences to produce films that won a combined 57 awards at the University of Central Missouri Foreign Language Film Festival on Friday, April 5.
Judges screened one hundred student films for the 2019 competition. Barstow’sbiggest award went to Christopher Moore, junior, who won second place for Best Film Across All Languages for 冬天花开 ("The Flowers that Bloom in Winter"). Miranda Beyer, Lexi Dixon, and Matthew Justis, sophomores, won third place for Best Film Across All Languages for 红色 ("Red").
Other big winners included Amanda Munsell, junior, and Joe Sheeran, senior, who collected seven awards (including Best Overall Spanish Film) for their movie, "El misterio de Barstow." Ana Aravena-Crellin, senior, won seven awards (including Best Overall Chinese Film) for 水仙 ("Shui-xian"). Nikita Alvegaard-Struble, junior, Ana Aravena-Crellin and Audrey Munce, seniors, won five awards (including Best Social Justice Film Across All Languages) for their film, "L'entretien."