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Fine Cut Prizes

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Enter your film to "Fine Cut Festival of Films," for a chance to be one of the lucky finalists featured in one of the six-half-hour episodes on KCET in the Fall and one of the prize packages below.
 

Jack Larson Student Filmmaker of Southern California Award Winner:

  • $10,000 camera package rental from Keslow Camera
  • $2,000 for use on their next project
  • 8 hr ADR session from SB Music and Post
  • NFMLA student membership
  • Final Draft 11
  • Tickets to attend the Virtual KCET Cinema Series and series passes when it resumes in theaters.

Narrative Winner:

  • $10,000 camera package rental from The Camera Division
  • $1,000 production supply rental from Quixote
  • NFMLA student membership
  • Final Draft 11
  • Tickets to attend the Virtual KCET Cinema Series and series passes when it resumes in theaters.

Documentary Winner: 

  • $12,000 toward 10hr Drone Rental package from Drone Dudes
  • International Documentary Association membership and the winning student will be featured in IDA’s monthly Member Memos
  • NFMLA student membership
  • Final Draft 11
  • Tickets to attend the Virtual KCET Cinema Series and series passes when it resumes in theaters.

Animation Winner: 

  • Wacom One Creative Pen Display
  • ZBrushCore
  • One year license to Storyboard Pro and Harmony
  • Final Draft 11
  • Tickets to attend the Virtual KCET Cinema Series and series passes when it resumes in theaters.
  • NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Student Membership
  • DragonFrame 5 and keyboard
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A still from the short animated film "Wolf and Cub" depicts a Black father and son standing at the edge of a cliff, looking off to a vast desert landscape. In the middle of the desert landscape is a building. The son is piggy-backed on the father's shoulders and the father is holding some sort of staff.

An Animator’s Sudden Death Derailed His Film, So His Friends Finished It for Him

The short animated film was the last script written by CalArts animator and writer Marvin Scott Bynoe before his sudden death March 2020. Over a year later, the unfinished project was completed by over 80 CalArts students and professors as a labor of love.
A collage of film stills showing an animated hotdog, two women in an embrace, an African American woman in blue by the window, a young girl and a old man looking outward.

Fresh Stories From Young Filmmakers: 'Fine Cut' Announces Winners for 2021

Here are the top prize winners for "Fine Cut Festival of Films" in 2021.
An elderly man stands wearing a powder blue puffer jacket and a teal windbreaker underneath. His hands are in his pockets and a baseball cap sits on top of his head. Behind him is a gorgeous landscape consisting of a towering, snowcapped mountain to his left and a forest of trees of various shades of greens, orange and yellow.

'Your Friend, Ranger Doug' Tells the Story of Climate Change on a Human Scale

Five Chapman University students braved the Montana winter to tell the story of longtime park ranger Doug Follett as he confronts the decline of Glacier National Park and reflects on the legacy he leaves behind in short documentary "Your Friend, Ranger Doug."