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Once again, C3A makes Art A Happening, this time at the Coatesville Film Festival of September 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2005. Fifty films from professionals and students across the country were screened to a happy audience of fans and filmmakers from the tri-state region including many visiting the area for the first time. Films ranged from a 2-minute animation to an 85- minute feature length comedy. A first for the Coatesville area , there was something for everyone at this visual buffet.

We are especially pleased with the many middle school, high school and college students who had a chance to see their work respectfully presented to a live audience. Filmmakers had a chance to attend the Festival Preview Party with a fantastic buffet and local specialty beverages. They could exchange ideas with each other, other film buffs, and local supporters of the arts scene who helped make the festival possible. Festival goers were also treated to the sounds of local musicians on Main Street, presenting grooves ranging from gospel to folk to rock.

For some Festive Festival Fhotos, click here.

To see the Festival Promo Video, click here.

  • 2005 Coatesville Film Festival PNC Bank and C3A "Festar" Award Winners:
  • 1st Prize (Best Student Entry ): Explicit, directed by Cameron Munson, Downingtown High School student
  • 2nd Prize (Best Short): Green, directed by Brian Liloia; College of New Jersey student.
  • 3rd Prize (Best Documentary): Still We Ride, directed by Elizabeth Press, Andrew Lynn and Christopher Ryan; Professional filmmakers from NYC
  • C3A "Reely Award" (Audience Favorite): In Plain Sight, directed by Brain Cavallaro; Professional filmmaker from Los Angeles
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Kinks in the System, directed by Jason Tschantre; Chester County filmmaker
    • Hearts of Clay, animation by Jean Brillot; Chester County filmmaker
    • I Stand Here Ironing, directed by Bruce Schwartz; Professional from Los Angeles.

We thank all the talented filmmakers for entering their work. Hope for your involvement in future C3A events.


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