Film Prize Winners to be Shown at Shiloh Museum

18-Aug-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—AUGUST 18, 2015
 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION STUDENT FILM WINNERS TO BE SHOWN AT SHILOH MUSEUM


LITTLE ROCK–The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History will host a showing of the winners of the first annual Arkansas Historic Film Prize competition of short documentaries focusing on historic properties throughout the state, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today.

Darcy Olmstead, Caroline Wetsell and Maggie Bell of Fayetteville High School were the grand prize winners for their film on the Headquarters House. Their film, along with other prize-winning works, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at 118 West Johnson Avenue in Springdale. The free event is open to the public.

Other Arkansas Historic Film Prize winners were:

* First Prize – Austin Chitmon and Chanse Harp of Bentonville High School for “Battle of Prairie Grove”

* Second Prize – Jordan Thompson of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts for “Our Forgotten Lady” (Hot Springs’ Majestic Hotel)

* Third Prize (tie) – Kelton McCarthy, Zaid Martinez and Andrew Trice of Fayetteville High School for “History of FHS” and Gracia Robison of Dardanelle High School for “Mount Nebo State Park”

* Fourth Prize – Tanis Taft of Conway High School for “Simon Brothers Dairy Farm.”

The Arkansas Historic Film Prize was sponsored by the AHPP and the Arkansas Humanities Council in partnership with the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase.” The 2016 competition will be announced soon.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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