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NESA Cinema Heats Up

Claire Norris

Claire Norris (holding certificate) takes a photo with Cinema Instructor Konise Millender (center) and her fellow cinema classmates.

When temperatures dipped below average, the NESA Cinema kids were just heating up. On February 24, Junior student Claire Norris learned her film about a cascaron who discovers its purpose in life, won Best Animation at CineFestival-the nation's original and longest-running Latino Film Festival.

Her win was followed up by more good news delivered to sophomore student Alfredo Lozano. Lozano won $300 for his film "Esperanza" in the "Can't Beat Love Film Festival" sponsored by The National Council of Jewish Women and Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. (Check out Alfredo's video below.) The festival focuses on social issues effecting teens. This year's theme was about the negative effects of drug use. Former NESA student Sam Knight also won $100 and an honorable mention for his film, "Black Tar".

The thermometer really heated up when Junior student Ryker Allen McInnis was awarded a screening for his film "Purple" at South by Southwest. The film is a music video about a young couple in love with the music of San Antonio-based band Island and Tigers.


Ryker Allen McInnis was excited to have his film "purple" screened at this year's SXSW.
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"Esperanza" - By Alfredo Lozano

Posted on March 25, 2014