Films Selected for Iowa 4-H Film Festival at State Fair

Iowa 4-H film FestivalAMES, Iowa – The top 10 films produced by Iowa teens and preteens have been selected for the 2011 Iowa 4-H Film Festival. The films will be shown Friday, Aug. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., on the big screen in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.

“We will show the top 10 films that were submitted by young Iowans and announce the category winners, first and second runners up and best of festival award. Also, the crowd will get to vote by text messaging for the People’s Choice Award,” said Karen Frank, 4-H special events coordinator.

The following films will be featured in the Iowa 4-H Film Festival.

  • 10 Weirdest things to Trip Over by ZUM Movies (Axel Zumwalt, Linn County)
  • A Rocket, a Crew and a Trip to the Moon by The Tech Rollers (Spencer Campbell, Story County)
  • Blue and Green by Arthur (Arthur Behnke, Scott County)
  • Hairball Revenge by French Fries (Rayna P. Buxton, Henry County)
  • Origami Ocean: Paper Creations That Won't Wash Up In Water by Fold-It-Up Productions (Hunter Brehm, Dubuque County)
  • Running the Race by 4 Kids and a Camera (Joes Stephenson, Emma Stephenson, Victoria Litwiller and Matthew J. Litwiller, Hardin County)
  • Starry Eyed Surprise by Andrew Smith (Andrew Smith, Story County)
  • The Dangers of Texting While Driving by IDHT Productions (Sarah Braun, Warren County)
  • The Journey to the Clover Queen by Eye on the Child Babysitting Club (Mikayla VanerHeiden, Callie Forgy, Bekah Nau, Megan Garrison, Alaina O’Connor, Paige O’Connor, Amanda Ryner, Tyanna Forgy and Kendra Kirland, Madison County)
  • There's More to the World by classact2016 (Lew Knapp, Ringgold County)

This year’s sponsors for the Iowa 4-H Film Festival are KCWI 23, Traviss Audio/Video, Blank Park Zoo, G & L Clothing, Taco Johns and Stivers Ford.

For more information about the Film Festival check the website at or contact Holly Bignall ( or Karen Frank (