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Student Film Contest Premiers at the Roxy 

click to enlarge Kayhl Cooper, Connor Geer and Adam Turner took home an award last year for Best Cinematography. - COURTESY OF TOM PRESKA
  • COURTESY OF TOM PRESKA
  • Kayhl Cooper, Connor Geer and Adam Turner took home an award last year for Best Cinematography.

Quick, come up with a spy story featuring the following: a character who dies shortly after being introduced, a black-and-white photo of Ian McKellen, and the line, "Not since the accident..." Those were the prompts for this fall's 50-hour student film contest, a twice-yearly competition for middle and high school students from Vermont and New York. Teams had one weekend in which to write, shoot and edit a short movie including those details. "It was certainly a challenge," says event organizer Nick Gordon, who participated in the contest when he was a student at Essex High School several years ago. "It's very difficult to pull off a short film, but it's rewarding. If you have the chance to see your film in a movie theater, that's pretty cool."

50-hour student film contest: The premiere and awards night is Tuesday, December 9, 7 p.m., at Merrill's Roxy Cinemas in Burlington. fiftyhourfilm.com

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