Winners of Gila River Festival Three-Minute Film Fest

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Congratulations to the winners of the 8th annual Gila River Festival Three-Minute Film Fest! 

Best in Show – “Burn to River” Peter Bill, WNMU Expressive Arts Department

Runner-up – “Rafting the Gila” Dennis Weller

Most aspiring new artist – “The Wild Gila with Wild Kids” Sterling and Hannah Wecks

Thanks to all of the film makers who submitted their films to the competition. There were 15 films submitted with 11 films competing for awards.  Special thanks to Claire Catlett of Gila Resources Information Project, GRIP summer intern Avery Jepson-Browne, and Junchen Huang and Peter Bill of the WNMU Expressive Arts Department for their efforts in coordinating the festival including development of festival trailer and additional films.

Films can be viewed at the Gila River Festival Three-Minute Film Fest Vimeo channel at