KALOS Film Festival Recap and Results

With student films, red carpet, professional judges and lots of awards — the 5th annual Kalos Film Festival this weekend was a huge success and another big step forward in the Valor film program! The level of filmmaking at Valor has improved over the years, but this show in particular well exceeded all expectations. Ranging from thrillers to musicals, the films demonstrated the raw talent of our filmmakers. These were recognized by judges who are professionals in the TV and Film industry.   The judges were Nikki Farmer, Matt Tatusko, Audrey Elling and Shelley Cole.  They presented their evaluations and feedback to the filmmakers and producers for each of the 10 finalist films to encourage and to challenge the students to improve upon their work.  Finally, the moment everyone had been waiting for!  Congratulations to the student winners listed below:


Best Actor: Jonathan Fitzsimmons for “Beretta”

Best Actress: Grace Osborn for “Darling, What If?”

Editing and Sound: Mikey Hardesty for “Beyond”

Cinematography: Marian Bouchot for “Polaroid”

Production Design: Ryan Russo for “Tun Für Andere”

Storyteller: Ashley Wright for “Sticks and Stones”

Documentary: Elleon Dobias for “Jerry Simpson”

and the top KALOS Award for best film:  Ryan Russo for “Tun Für Andere”