Junior high school student wins Flash Film Festival $500 grand prize

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Charlie McCune Film Festival Winner 2023
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BULLHEAD CITY — A junior high school student who created a short action film called Lego Royale 7 won the $500 grand prize at the Mohave Community College Bullhead City Student Arts Club’s 3rd Annual Flash Film Festival.

For the festival McCune, a Fox Creek Junior High 7th grade student, submitted a one minute video that features a 007 Lego character on a mission to steal Russian nuclear missile codes and prevent worldwide nuclear destruction.   

The Flash Film Festival was created by the Arts Club last year to bring local video and filmmakers together, spark more interest in the craft and highlight video and filmmaking in northwestern Arizona.

The winners of the festival categories are listed below, along with links to their winning flash films. First place finishers received $50, second place received $25.

Best Action & Grand Prize Winner

Lego Royale 7 by Charlie McCune

Best Horror:

1st place – Carapace Version 1.0 by Adam Romano, Ashleigh Romano, and Zariah Galvez
2nd place – Spirit Mountain of the Unfortunates by Vanessa Martinez

Best Documentary:

1st place – Hippy Dippy Airstream by Timothy W. Webb
2nd place – Why Pickleball? by Erin Roper

Best Comedy/Musical:

1st place – Death of an Obscure Painter by Joe Ketchum
2nd place – Yorky Peppery Patty by Samantha Burkes

MCC is currently enrolling students for summer and fall semester classes. For those who have not yet become college students at MCC, the first step is to fill out the free application which can be found online at Apply.Mohave.edu, or visit a campus near you for assistance. College student services employees are available to assist all students throughout the admissions and enrollment process, including how to seek tuition assistance. 

Charlie McCune Film Festival Winner 2023

Charlie McCune, 12, won the $500 grand prize and an MCC Bighorn trophy for his action video he entered in the 3rd annual MCC Flash Film Festival.