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

Published by The Bee News

April 5, 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. 

The 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 MCC Bullhead City campus student arts club 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 and the grand prize was $500.

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. 

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