Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Multimedia Technology students were recognized for their imaginative talents at the 20th annual Bucks Fever FilmFest held virtually on Saturday, October 10, 202. FilmFest began back in 1999 with the intention of adding a contemporary art form of growing interest in Bucks County, a Film Festival, to the 25-year-old Bucks Fever, Celebration of the ArtsProgram. FilmFest would encourage and support the growth of a filmmaking community by providing a venue to view the works of area professional and student filmmakers.
Four productions were submitted to the Bucks Fever FilmFest in the High School Division. Of these submissions, there were three category winners and finalists. Multimedia students (Shamus Duffy, David Ward, Ian Kozlik, Tyler Dewald, and Tom Hetrick) graduated from MBIT last June, but continue to receive the praise of their work completed at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in the 2019–2020 school year. The talent behind Multimedia Technology’s achievements include:
- “Slip Up” – Winner of the Narrative film category: Ian Kozlik, Tom Hetrick, Shamus Duffy, Tyler Dewald and David Ward. https://vimeo.com/406362641/31361c2228
- “Upside Down”- Winner of the Music Video category and Winner of Best Screenplay: David Ward, Eddie Kenna, Luke Whitney, Billy Kubacki, Tai Lowry, Shamus Duffy, and Tyler Dewald. https://vimeo.com/392812778/46bfdcca28
- “Signal” – Finalist in the Narrative Film Category: Shamus Duffy, Luke Whitney, Billy Kubacki, Ian Kozlik, Nalani McDonald, Eddie Kenna, Zach Gehring, https://vimeo.com/397628244
- “Static”- Finalist in the Narrative Film Category: Billy Kubacki, Luke Whitney, Ian Kozlik, Eddie Kenna, Shamus Duffy, and Brendan McCreesh. https://vimeo.com/411613320/d6aaf02512
The Multimedia Technology students are supported and instructed by their teacher, Mr. James Davey, who himself is an Emmy Award winner in his own right. Mr. Davey joined the staff at Middle Bucks in January 2015 to teach Multimedia Technology to students from Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock and New Hope Solebury School Districts. The Multimedia Technology program prepares high school for careers in media production and design with an emphasis on story-telling, industry techniques, as well as software and hardware necessary for creating content for business, education, and entertainment.