McAllen ISD’s KMAC team wins first in national film contest


McAllen ISD’s KMAC team won first place in the “Crazy 8’s” Film Contest at the Student Television Network International Conference in April. The team entered several Individual events and two team events. KMAC placed first in the Team Film event where they had eight hours to brainstorm, shoot and edit a short film based off the prompt “Tomorrow The World.” The team produced a project based off a poem by Martin Neimoller, a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. Diego de la Torre (pictured center, Memorial High Senior) and Ramiro Cantu (left, IB Programme junior) co-directed the film and shared cinematography. Ty Anctil (right, Memorial High Senior) was the lead actor. Held in Anaheim, CA, teams from all over the United States and several countries, including Russia, participated. This is the seventh time KMAC students have placed first at a national contest.

KMAC are the station call letters for the Media Technology course offered to high school students in McAllen ISD.