Scoopys name 'People's Choice' champ

May 16, 2014 

The people have spoken: The final Scoopy has been awarded.

Earlier this month, The Fresno Bee hosted The Scoopys, a high school student film festival. The event featured nearly 60 student-made films and was followed by an awards show honoring winners in nine categories. The tenth category, the People's Choice Award, was selected through an open voting system.

The winning film: "Crooked," a drama created by Bullard High School student Parker Hutcheson.

All festival entries were eligible for the award. Voting took place on The Bee's YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/thefresnobee), where the public was invited to select their favorites. The film with the most "Likes" earned bragging rights as the People's Choice, a Scoopy trophy and $150. Voting closed on May 15.

The Scoopys were created in partnership with the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) as a way to encourage high school-age filmmakers in the craft. Eleven area high schools participated in the event.

See the film, along with all the festival's winners, at http://fresnobee.com/scoopys.

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