EDINBURG – Several students from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Career and Technical Education’s Audio Video Production Program recently won top honors during the CineSol 36 Hour Film Race, including Best Script and Audience Choice awards.

“The CineSol film race is a great experience for the students,” Audio Video Production teacher Susan Smith said. “It reinforces the film production skills they learn in class and they get feedback from judges who are professionals in the field.”

Edinburg CISD had two teams enter the competition. The Smith Awakens Team was comprised mainly of advanced students and the District Fourteen Team the Teenth was comprised mainly of first-year students.

“The Best Script award was won by first-year students,” Smith said. “It was great to have students who love to write recognized for their script writing skills.”

The list of winners from Edinburg CISD included:

Audience Choice: False Face - The Smith Awakens Team

Best Supporting Actor: Robbie Palacios - False Face - The Smith Awakens Team

Best Script: Raquel Pantoga, Gloria Aguilar, Grayson Hernandez - Another Type of Way - District Fourteen Team the Teenth

Best Creepiest Politician: Raquel Pantoga - Another Type of Way - District Fourteen Team the Teenth

“The Audience Choice award was a big surprise,” Smith said. “The goal of most movies is to appeal to an audience and it was great for the students to be recognized as the best film by an audience at the film screenings.”

During the 12th annual competition, participants had to produce movies no more than ten minutes long, which were then reviewed and judged by moviemaking professionals.