Lights, Camera, Film Festival


Ashley Thoms and Emma Lundgren

On Friday, February 5th, 2016, West Bloomfield High School (WBHS) hosted its annual showing of the Orchard Lake Film Festival. There was a screening during the day and one at night. During the school day, there were two presentations of films happening at the same time; one in the auditorium and one in the forum. Different categories of film were being shown in the different rooms. The night showing which also included a dinner only displayed films by WBHS students and the overall winning films.

Films from WBHS students include Just a Cup of Coffee by Jackson Abohasira, Reboot by Justin Dooley, Lonely Boy by Drew Hughes, Meet Her Family by Nicholas Hampton, Paranormal Blacktivity by Drew Hughes, Paradoxum by Ben Goldman, 3:00 AM by Dylan Barlow, Leighanne by Emma Coste, and OC Rager by Anabel Faigin and Sarah Rasmussen. 3:00 AM won first place for suspense/horror/sci-fi. First place for best script went to Paradoxum. Reboot earned first place for action/adventure. Lonely Boy won first place for film trailers and Leighanne ended up in third place in the same category.

To learn more about Orchard Lake Film Festival winners and how to participate next year, go to