Film & Video Camp movies to debut at Film Festival of Columbus

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Three films made by high school students at the CCAD Film & Video Camp are making their red carpet debut at the Film Festival of Columbus.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 1 p.m., as part of the Film Festival of Columbus, the Gateway Film Center will debut the following films: 

  • Vivid by Isabella Cameron, a 16-year-old student at Norwalk High School
  • Trial 31 by Francesca Lanese, a 15-year-old student at Grove City High School
  • Take a Chance by Marie Ackley, a 15-year-old homeschool student from West Liberty, Ohio

A Q&A with the writers, directors, and producers will follow the screenings. Tickets are available at

All three films were made at Columbus College of Art & Design's Film & Video Camp, which attracted attention from The Columbus Dispatch, WBNS-10TV, and the Norwalk Reflector

The films came about as part of the 2019 Teen Screenwriting Competition, a free two-part screenwriting contest hosted by CCAD’s Continuing & Professional Studies department and the Greater Columbus Film Commission.

A group of industry professionals selected the three unranked winners, who got to attend the new three-week CCAD Film & Video Camp in June and have their scripts turn into short, 3–5-minute movies.