FIRST PLACE: Michael Saints
Director: Katharine Mahalic
Synopsis: A heartwarming story of the unbreakable bond of friendship. Mahalic's film also won the "People's Choice" award, based solely on audience votes.
SECOND PLACE: Make It A Great Day
Director: Joshua Jones
Synopsis: A film about a newborn chick's convoluted path of survival from laboratory incubator to trash can to chance at life.
THIRD PLACE: Drawing On A Dream
Director: David Rae Morris
Synopsis: A film about a tribute to Delta muscian and painter Jerry Lee "Duff" Dorrough.
FINALIST: An Imminent Love Story
Elgin Filmaker: Matthew Blair Jacobsen
Synopsis: A film about exploration of what it means to be in love and was shot entirely in Elgin.
FINALIST: Coloring Outside the Lines
Director: William Rudberg
Synopsis: A film about a young girl with Down Syndrome who expresses herself through