“Perspective” won the best overall film award in the 1st Annual Arnold Sports Film Festival.
The new film showcase is part of the Arnold Sports Festival and features short films dedicated to sports and athletes. Independent producers range from high school students to international professionals.
“Perspective” was produced by Aubree Marchione, NJ, and directed by Robert Nuzzie. It follows the life of Nick Scott, a paraplegic who lost the use of his legs in an auto accident and has become a record-holding power lifter. The overall winner’s award took the crystal “Arny” in the International division presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The overall winner also received a trip to visit Schwarzenegger on a Hollywood film set.
The high school division top honors went to Colin Hopkins representing Grove City High School in Central Ohio. His film, “What I do” depicts Parkour, a non-competitive physical discipline of French origin in which participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way. He also received an “Arny” from Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger said the Film Festival is a way to motivate people and inspire them. It shows anyone can accomplish anything. The key is “never, ever give up.”
Thirty three films were selected for screening out of more than 100 entries, in addition to 17 high school films from 32 entries.
Ideas United, through its Campus MovieFest program works together with the Arnold Sports Festival to present the film festival. The MovieFest program nurtures budding filmmakers.
For more information go to www.arnoldsportsfestival.com and click on Arnold Sports Film Festival under Sports and Events.