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Student film wins notice in Canada 150 competition

A class assignment turned into a couple of awards — and more than $1,000 in prize money — for UWindsor student Braunte Petric.

Her documentary Rose City Artists finished first in the 16-21 years age category and won the people’s choice award during a screening on campus Friday for the “Celebrating Canada and Ontario” short film competition, hosted by Film Camp for Kids and Youth and Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media and the Creative Arts, and sponsored by the Communications Students’ Association.

Petric is a third-year student in Communication, Media and Film. Her project, born of professor Heather Hartley’s course in digital media production, explores the local music scene.

“The goal was to give inspiration to musicians by interviewing Windsor artists that made it, just about to make it, and just starting out,” Petric says.

She was able to interview musicians from Windsor-Essex at all three stages in their careers, and praises the members of her production team.

“If it wasn’t for their hard work, passion, and dedication, this film never would have come out the way it did,” says Petric.

Find a full list of the prize winners on the film camp website.

Communications, media and film professor Mike Stasko, a judge in the “Celebrating Canada and Ontario” short film competition, congratulates student Braunte Petric on her award-winning entry.