Student Filmmakers win LiveWell awards

Colorado student filmmakers were highlighted at a recent screening and awards ceremony for the LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge. Pictured from left are Bronson Henriques (Colorado Mesa University), Spencer Daniels (CSU-Pueblo), Josh Smith (CSU-Pueblo), Sunflower Matzen (Front Range Community College), Kieren Kuiper (CSU-Pueblo), Scot Oney (Front Range Community College and Avery Lewis (CSU-Pueblo).

Colorado student filmmakers were highlighted at a screening and awards ceremony Thursday, Aug. 18, in Denver for the LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge.

Colorado Mesa University graduate Bronson Henriques, who created the short documentary titled “Bridging the Gap” for the challenge, was awarded second place.

“Bridging the Gap” focused on the role schools play in teaching students about healthful foods and eating.

The LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge was organized by LiveWell Colorado and the Colorado Film Commission to draw attention to barriers to healthful lifestyles.

First prize in the challenge was awarded to Sunflower Matzen, who attends Front Range Community College.

Her short film was titled “My Mom Loves Colorado.” Matzen received $5,000 and $2,500 for her college.

For his second place finish, Henriques received $2,000, and CMU will receive $1,000.

Third prize went to a student team from Colorado State University-Pueblo for the film “Taking Life Into Your Own Hands.”

Front Range Community College student Scott Oney received an Honorary Mention for his film titled “Health Barriers.”

All of the students’ films can be viewed at LiveWell Colorado’s YouTube channel.


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